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Recycling for Habitat

Recycling for Habitat

Habitat Pasco offers paper product, print cartridge, aluminum, and cell phone recycling programs that allows residents to earn money while helping the environment.

Used Cartridges and cell phones can take up to 1000 years to decompose in a landfill. By recycling these cartridges and cell phones, we as a community can reduce the amount that goes into the landfill and sell them to a company that will properly recycle them. What's more, for every 24 recyclable cartridges and cell phones we collect, one tree will be planted on our behalf through the American Forests Foundation.

What will you build?

Habitat for Humanity builds houses and so much more. A Habitat build site is where hanging a door opens a world of opportunity, where laying a foundation can transform a neighborhood, where installing a window offers a clearer vision of the future, and where renovating a home can renew a community.  

Don't miss: 45th annual San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival

Don't miss: 45th annual San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival

The annual Rattlesnake Festival of San Antonio has something for everyone, including FREE admission, FREE parking, and cheap eats! 

The event will also include a pancake breakfast, petting zoo, environmental information (including those snakes!), 5K foot race, pageant, arts & crafts vendors, wildlife exhibits, kids games, snake & reptile shows, live entertainment, classic car show, and much, much more!  I think I might have to go BOTH days so I can do it all!

The Rattlesnake Festival will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 16 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Directions:  Interstate 75, Exit for Highway 52 towards San Antonio/Dade City; follow signage.

Pasco County changing method of handling recyclable materials

Pasco County changing method of handling recyclable materials

Pasco County -- For the past eighteen (18) years Pasco County and Waste Services of Florida, Inc. have partnered to process and market the materials collected in the County’s curbside residential “blue bag” recycling program. Pasco County administered and promoted the program with cooperation from local solid waste collectors while Waste Services operated the Material Recovery Facility (MRF).

The MRF is where recyclables were separated by type of material (aluminum, metal cans, # 1 and # 2 plastic bottles and jars and clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars), baled and sold to market. Through a contractual agreement, Pasco County has shared in the revenue from that endeavor throughout the years. That contract ended on September 30, 2011.

“We have entered a new phase in our recycling program with this fiscal year” said Jennifer L. Seney, Recycling Coordinator.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates anniversaries

Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates anniversaries
Pasco County -- Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco will be celebrating anniversary milestones on October 8th. At the Habitat ReStore, everyday is a new adventure because everyday the inventory changes. You never know what treasures you will find. The ReStore sells new and used building materials, appliances, furniture, and home improvement items to the public. Materials are donated by local retail businesses, building contractors, suppliers and individuals, and are made available for sale to the public at discounted prices. In October, the Habitat ReStore in Dade City is celebrating their 6th anniversary and the Zephyrhills Habitat ReStore is hitting their 1 year mark.

Smoke-free public housing in Pasco?

Smoke-free public housing in Pasco?

Pasco County, Florida - Should public housing be smoke-free?

It's topic that people will discuss during a meeting concerning smoke-free multi-unit housing in Pasco County.

The Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Pasco is putting the public meeting together.

It is set to take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 3-4 p.m.