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From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today there will be a recycling collection in the parking lot of the City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services, 3001 Railroad St., Strip District.

There is no charge to drop off packaging, computers, printers, monitors, fax machines and laptops, stereos, small appliances, cell/home phones and printer/toner cartridges. There is no charge for two televisions and up to five CFLs per vehicle, but fees will be charged for additional TVs or light bulbs. Televisions with screens of 25 inches or smaller cost $10 to drop off. Larger screens are $15 each. Additional CFLs are $1 each.

Information: Pennsylvania Resources Council at www.zerowastepgh.org or 412-488-7490, ext. 236.

Open house at demo gardens

Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County will hold an open house at their demonstration gardens in North Park and South Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

A crew of about 30 Penn State master gardeners will be at each location to give garden tours, provide information about bees and advice on composting, diagnose any gardening problems, and answer questions as well as provide brochures and pamphlets.

This free event includes children's activities, refreshments and a garden market featuring an assortment of summer vegetables and dry and fresh-cut flowers.

The gardens are at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Ingomar Road in North Park and the Corrigan Drive and McConkey Road in South Park.

South Side garden tour

South Side Community Council will hold its second annual South Side Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

Thirteen gardens, including courtyard, rooftop and commercial plots, will be among those on the tour. Tickets are $7 and available at www.southsidecommunitycouncil.org or on the day of the tour at the check-in booth at 18th and Carson streets. Information: 412-551-4165.

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