DRC to hold Resource Fair Saturday in Turner Station
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:53

“Don’t Trash” campaign put into action

by Ben Boehl

    The Dundalk Renaissance Corp. (DRC) is holding its resource fair this Saturday  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center in Turner Station.
    The event is part of the DRC’s Don’t Trash Dundalk Campaign (DTOD).
    The DRC has been working with six community neighborhoods (Boston Court Home Owners Association, DunLogan Community Association, Gray Manor & Northshire Community Association, Old Dundalk Neighborhood Association, St. Helena Neighborhood Association and Turner Station Conservation Team) as part of its DTOD program.
    Residents of those communities are invited out and will be given out free 30 gallon metal trash cans on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The 250 trash cans were provided by a grant from the Baltimore Community Foundation and Poplar Hardware.
     Leah Bunck, DRC Community Projects Coordinator, said those Dundalk and Edgemere residents living outside those six communities will be able to purchase around 70 trash cans at a discounted rate.
  

“We are giving out 30 gallon metal trash cans to the rest of 21222 and 21219. It will be first-come, first-serve for $15,” Bunck said.
    “We are hoping that we run out. Then we will give out coupons for (trash cans) at Poplar Hardware for $20, which is still cheaper than the regular price of $30.”
    The fair will also mark the announcement of the winning decal.
    Six students from three area schools (Kamille Little, Marissa Kondilas, Nykina Arrington and Karri Coghlan from Dundalk Elementary School; Elia Abamonga from the Eastwood Center and Alexander Durkin from Holabird Middle School) were chosen as finalists to have the DRC place their logo on the DTOD trash cans. 
    All six students will be present and the winner will be announced at noon.
    The winner of the Ray Lewis autographed football will also be chosen around noon too.
    Bunck added that Baltimore County Code Enforcement and Solid Waste will be at the fair to provide tips and information about recycling and reducing waste.
    “We are teaching them how to work with code enforcement,” Bunck said.    
    “We are trying to educate and give people the tools.”