Record collection at recycling event

EAST WHITELAND Chester County residents donated more used cellphones and shredded more paper at the eighth annual recycling event than ever before, said State Rep. Duane Milne (R., Chester), who hosts the event.

The recycling drive on April 26 produced 23,800 pounds of shredded paper and 205 used cellphones, Milne said. The phones will go to abused women through the Crime Victims' Center of Chester County. The shredded paper will be turned into new paper.

"This is a great event that many residents plan for each year with their spring cleaning, and it gets the whole community working together for the greater good," Milne said in a statement.

The drive also collected 15,000 pounds of electronics, 136 pounds of prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and 136 state and U.S. flags that the Boy Scouts will burn during a ceremony. County residents also collected two hearing aids and 163 pairs of glasses. - Michaelle Bond