Home & Garden Notes: 'Hard-to-recycle' items to be collected

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From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, the Pennsylvania Resources Council will host a "hard-to-recycle" collection at Consol Energy Park in Washington County for computers, cell phones, printer/toner cartridges, microwave ovens, used vegetable/cooking oil and polystyrene packaging material.

While most items will be collected free of charge, fees will be charged to drop off alkaline batteries, tires, small Freon appliances, fluorescent tubes, vacuum cleaners and small kitchen appliances.

For a detailed list of items accepted and fees, go to www.prc.org or call 412-488-7490, ext. 236.

South Side Home Tour

The 23rd annual Historic South Side Home Tour will feature 12 stops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday.

Advance tickets are $18 at www.SouthSideCommunityCouncil.org. Tickets on tour day will be $20 per person beginning at 10 a.m. at the starting point, UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center, 2000 Mary St. 15203. Free parking will be available in the UPMC Employee Lot at 21st and Josephine streets.

Make a bouquet

Learn to make a simple bridal or bridesmaid bouquet beginning at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Buffalo Inn in South Park. Florist John Lechliter will lead the hands-on class sponsored by Allegheny County Parks.

Bring a pair of pruners and gloves, and a vase if you desire. Cost is $25, cash or check only at the door. Registration is limited. Call 412-835-4809 or 4810 with your name, daytime telephone number and number attending.

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