Celebrate Earth day in Lancaster, PA

April 22, 2022

EARTH DAY 2022

Sustainability is a way of life at Sahd Metal Recycling. We have been recycling metal for more than 70 years, but for the past 16 years have teamed up with our industrial customers, conservation and environmental organizations, and community leaders to promote Earth Day and the reduce, reuse, recycle lifestyle. Earth Day 2022 will continue the mission of educating our community in sustainability onsite and online.

Here is a brief outline of what is on tap:

EARTH DAY TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Take the Earth Day Trivia Challenge answering various questions on sustainability and the theme of reduce, reuse, recycle.  First 300 entrants earn a voucher for a Hinkles Earth Day Sundae and will be entered in a drawing for a YETI cooler!

Community Partners

Click on the logos below to learn more and donate to the organization

EARTH DAY - APRIL, 22

1:00 pm Yard Tour for School/Homeschool Groups
4:30-7:00 pm Educational Partner Booths & Onsite Free Community Cookout Dinner with Pre-Registration
5:00 pm Yard Tour/Contests Onsite
6:00 pm Yard Tour/Contests Onsite

ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING FOR A CAUSE

  • 10¢ per pound BONUS on Aluminum Cans all week!
  • Proceeds from aluminum cans go to Columbia Food Bank, Off the Streets Susquehanna, and Hands Across the Street
  • $100 prize for bringing in the most cans this week

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resources

EARTH DAY EVERY DAY EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM

ISRI, Jason, LCSWMA and other partners give educators the opportunity to design their own curriculum to celebrate Earth Day.  Sahd Metal Recycling will offer a streamed version of the Reduce, Reuse Recycle tour LIVE on Friday April 22 at 10am and on-site touring for students and families at 10am and 1pm.  Any teachers or organizations looking for additional resources are always encouraged to reach out to us–educating our youth is our mission!

Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEE—Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous Scrap:
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs