Commissioners pass electronic recycling deal

The Lycoming County commissioners passed an amendment to an electronic recycling agreement, extending its ability to recycle electronics until the end of the year.

According to Jason Yorks, director of county Resource Management Services, the county will be able to supply electronic recycling to its residents until the end of the year, at which time it may need to turn to a paid provider or stop accepting electronics to the landfill.

The landfill uses eLoop to transport electronics, such as laptops, computers and television sets, to State College. During their Thursday meeting, the commissioners passed an amendment to the agreement, stating that the landfill staff would transport every other load, and eLoop would take the rest. Until now, eLoop has transported all the loads.

The eLoop contract will end by the end of this year, but Yorks said he will go out for bid to find another company in the fall.

In other business, the commissioners recognized the benefits of early learning and head start programs in the region. Representatives from a number of early learning programs, including Head Start with STEP Inc., Pennsylvania Early Learning and the Early Intervention Program for Lycoming and Clinton counties, attended the commissioners meeting Thursday morning.

The commissioners present were Rick Mirabito, Tony Mussare and Jack McKernan.

The next commissioners meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday.