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Briefs: Antiques show is last of season at Hanna's Town

| Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

The final Antiques and Collectibles Show of the 2011 season at Historic Hanna's Town will take place Sunday.

More than 100 vendors will be at the site. Gates open on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., although some vendors are set up and selling by 1 p.m. today. There is parking at the site with a charge of $3 per car. Parking revenues are divided between the Forbes Road Volunteer Fire Department and the Westmoreland County Historical Society.

The Antiques and Collectibles Shows return in 2012, on the second Sunday of the month from May through September.

Details: 724-532-1935 or www.starofthewest.org .

Learn all about composting

Learn how to turn your organic waste into a valuable, nutrient-filled soil additive at a Backyard Composting Workshop sponsored by Westmoreland Cleanways from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Westmoreland Conservation District Barn on Donohoe Road in Greensburg.

Participants will learn the economic and environmental benefits of composting, what materials are used for composting, how to maintain a compost pile and how to use finished compost.

Westmoreland Cleanways will have additional composting workshops from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at Valley Landfill on Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Township, which includes a landfill tour, and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at Oak Hollow Park on Timothy Drive in North Huntingdon.

Cost of the workshops is $10. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling Westmoreland Cleanways at 724-836-4129.

Hard-to-recycle pickup set in North Huntingdon

Westmoreland Cleanways is sponsoring a hard-to-recycle collection event from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept 17 at the Norwin Hills Shopping Center in North Huntingdon.

Items being collected include tires, vehicle and household batteries, scrap metal, Freon appliances, cell phones, CFLs and electronics. Dan's Tires, Salandro's Refuse, the Appliance Warehouse and Creative Recycling will collect the materials for recycling or proper disposal.

Batteries, CFLs, clean scrap metal and non-freon containing appliances will be accepted at no charge. Freon-containing appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers and dehumidifiers, will be accepted for a $20 fee. The cost for tire disposal is $1.75 per passenger or light truck tire off the rim and $2.75 for those on the rim. The cost of heavy truck/tractor tires will be determined at the collection.

Creative Recycling will collect unwanted electronic items such as computers, monitors, power supplies, VCRs and televisions at no charge.

For a complete list of what will be accepted, go to www.westmorelandcleanways.org . Details: 724-836-4129.

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