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Businesses herald recycling for Earth Day in York

David Weissman
717-505-5431/@DispatchDavid

Rutter's, Penn Waste and Giant Food Stores are among the York County companies promoting recycling efforts for Earth Day on Friday.

Three-year-old students, from front, Sophia Brands, Liam Benica, and Grant Rexroth form Play-Doh into Earth Day-themed shapes at the The Goddard School, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Here is a round-up of some of those local companies' efforts:

Earth Day from Rutter's

Rutter's and Penn Waste have teamed up on the "Of course I recycle, doesn't everyone?" campaign to promote a greater adoption of recycling in the community, according to a joint company news release. Rutter's, which was the first convenience store to launch a full-scale recycling program in 2008, donated signage space at several stores and is giving away specially designed tote bags.

On Friday, Rutter's will unveil a 15-foot tall inflatable kitty litter bucket at its farm store location on Pennsylvania Avenue and Route 30 to remind visitors to recycle, according to the release.

Three-year-old students, clockwise from left, Amir Russell, Everett Moore-Coleman, Lwenas Harouze, Maxton Enderle, Carter Eckert, Brandon Elby Jr., Grant Rexroth, Liam Benica, Sophia Brands and Lincoln Kearney surround their teacher Stephanie Rishell, while they form Play-Doh into Earth Day-themed shapes at the The Goddard School, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Penn Waste urges residents to visit www.recyclemorepa.com for more information on proper recycling and how the practice saves the planet.

Giant Food Stores donated 25 benches and $2,500 to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, according to a company news release. The benches were made from recycled plastic bags and are donated to local schools and organizations. Since 1997, the company has donated 1,500 such benches.

Three-year-old students, from left, Amir Russell, Everett Moore-Coleman and Lwenas Harouze form Play-Doh into Earth Day-themed shapes at the The Goddard School, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Giant has set a goal of diverting 90 percent of waste going into landfills through the expansion of recycling programs by 2020.

Downtown Inc will be hosting Go Green in the City on Saturday, according to its website. The 10 a.m.-3 p.m. festival will celebrate green and healthy living.

Three-year-old student  Brandon Elby Jr. examines his scissors while he and his class form Play-Doh into Earth Day-themed shapes at the The Goddard School, Thursday, April 21, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Green-conscious businesses and locally sourced food vendors will set up in the block between North Beaver Street, North Pershing Avenue, West Clarke Avenue and the White Rose Bar and Grill parking lot for a street fair including live music, live animals and more.