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Pennsylvania DEP at Home Webinar on April 3 to Focus on Household Waste

March 20, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Environmental Protection’s next “DEP at Home” webinar, Watch your Waste, will be on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m., to educate participants about proper disposal of common household items.

“Disposing of household waste properly is key to protecting the commonwealth’s air, land and water,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “I am delighted that we are able to offer this free, educational webinar to ensure residents have all the information to make the best choices for the environment.”

The webinar will last no longer than an hour and will feature Jeff Bednar of DEP’s Bureau of Waste Management, Jack Himes of the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and Michelle Dunn of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

DEP’s Bureau of Waste Management oversees the statewide hazardous, municipal and residual waste programs. The bureau also manages municipal waste planning and recycling, waste transportation and the Covered Device Recycling Act.

Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center works to develop and expand recycling markets in Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. The group is responsible for the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, a three-month project happening until May 31.

The presentation is the fifth in a series of free quarterly webinars DEP is producing to educate Pennsylvanians about improving their home environment and safeguarding their health.

For more information or to participate in the webinar, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “DEP at Home” button on the homepage. Space is limited and participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection


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