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

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

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.

Penn Waste urges residents to visit 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.

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.

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.

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