An information-sharing program on municipal waste management will be conducted in Lower Towamensing Township on Thursday.
Sponsored by the township's board of supervisors, the program will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the township municipal building, at 595 Hahns Dairy Road.
Program speakers will include Duane Dellecker, township zoning officer; Heather Schanewolf, general manager of Advanced Green Solutions, Inc., Walnutport; Scott Mosier, roadmaster, Towamensing Township; citizen Cindy Henning; and Jim Lambert, executive director of the Monroe County Waste Management Authority.
As part of his presentation, Dellecker will discuss annual reporting requirements for municipalities, and why those reports are important for municipal recycling program performance grants.
Schanewolf will speak about state requirements on electronic waste.
Mosier will talk about selling directly to the recycler: Towamensing Township's recycled waste program.
Henning will discuss what Penn Forest Township the largest municipality in Carbon County has done since the end of the "Blue Bin" program.
Lambert will speak on Learning from our Neighbor: The Monroe County Waste Authority.
Volunteers Patti Borger, Carol O'Brien, Sandra Peters, and Roy Christman, all from the Democratic Information Center, 110 S. First Street, Lehighton, conducted the initial survey of the recycling efforts of Carbon County municipalities and helped to organize the event, while the staff of the Lower Towamensing Township Municipal Building also contributed with their hard work.