Talking Trash: Recycling in Pittsburgh
Are clunky computer monitors, old cellphones, expired prescription bottles and other “junk” cluttering up your home? Now you can give them a second life by barely lifting a finger.
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Clarence Harms is worried about your old batteries. He’s also worried about that old cell phone you don’t use anymore. And he’s worried about the expired prescription bottle—the one you forgot about—that’s currently cluttering your medicine cabinet.
He knows that you and your neighbors have caught on to the importance of basic recycling. It’s been a long time since we have congratulated ourselves for rescuing a few bottles and cans from a landfill. But it’s the other, more hazardous items that will sometimes keep Harms awake at night ...
As director of Westminster College’s field station, professor emeritus of biology at the school and an environmental expert who is passionate about recycling, Dr. Harms is really hoping we all catch up with the latest wave of recycling before things get dangerous.