BELLEFONTE - How many pounds of brown bottle glass did the Bellefonte Elks Lodge recycle last year?
The answer: 18,000 pounds.
The Centre County Solid Waste Authority recently sent the lodge a report on its recycling efforts.
The report states the lodge last year recycled 500 pounds of plastic, 500 pounds of metal cans, 1,500 pounds of clear glass, one ton of green glass and 18,000 pounds of brown glass. These materials would otherwise have gone to the landfill.
The lodge is also considering going green with its newsletter and e-mail postings. This effort would save trees and the lodge money in printing costs.