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Conservation District recycling for breast cancer

Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

WILLOW WOOD -- For the remainder of the month of October, the Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District is asking local residents to help the Earth and the people on it by recycling for breast cancer awareness.

The conservation district is accepting aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, magazines, computer paper, soup or food cans, steel, scrap metals and junk mail. The money collected from recycling these items will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Fund at St. Mary's Medical Center. The fund helps to pay for mammograms for uninsured and underinsured patients.

"From the conservation side of things, it is important to recycle as much as we possibly can to help reduce the amount of trash going to our landfills," Carrie Yaniko, Urban/Education Specialist for the Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District, said in a news release. "By collecting these items for this month (October is breast cancer awareness month) and taking them to the recycling facility, we felt the money received from recycling these items should go to a worthy cause."

Items can be brought to the Soil and Water Office at 5459 Ohio 217, Willow Wood, Ohio, 45696 or if you need assistance getting your items donated, please call the office, or any of the Board Members, and they will make arrangements to get those items collected. If you know of a business, organization or group that is interested in participating, call and make arrangements to collect the materials from them also.

Call 740-867-4737 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If it is after hours or a weekend, please enter extension 27 for Yaniko and leave a message.