Saturday, January 14, 2012

Trib: South Hills communities in recycling smackdown

When Andrew Baram leaves his Mt. Lebanon home for work on curbside garbage and recycling pick-up days, he often peeks at his neighbors' garbage.

In doing so, he puts people into three categories: Those who recycle everything they can, those who recycle some things but not everything, and those who just don't care.

"So I thought, 'How can we get people more interested?' " said Baram, 41, a manager at PNC Bank Downtown and chairman of the Mt. Lebanon Waste Reduction Committee. "Well, I've been here 10 years, and I know Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair have a rivalry -- at least in football -- and I thought, that might be a way we can get people more involved: Start a competition."

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