Schools have bins to recycle phone books
When new phone books start arriving soon, you can wait for RESORCE recycling club's annual phone book drive, which is slated for July at two Port Richey businesses, to recycle the old ones. Or toss them into the GreenFiber recycling bins at 48 Pasco schools. These recycling containers, which are available to the public, accept phone books and other paper products such as: brown paper bags, cardboard, cereal boxes, construction paper, gift wrap, magazines, newspaper, paper, and phone books. (No glass, metal, plastic bottles, plastic bags, aluminum, string or foam.) To find schools with GreenFiber containers, visit recycle.pasco.k12.fl.us and click on the link that says "New! Community Paper Recycling Program." RESORCE, which collected 17 tons of phone books in last year's recycling drive, has partnered with the Pasco School District to expand phone book recycling. The recycling club will hold its annual phone book drive in July at Accurate Waste Systems and Stop-n-Play.
Animal Services plans call changes
Beginning June 15, the hours that Pasco County Animal Services answers the phone will change to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Customer Service area will be closed on weekends and legal holidays. Residents calling Animal Services after Customer Service closes will get instructions from an automated attendant system on how to report an animal-related emergency. Hours of operation for the shelter and for the field staff remain unchanged. The shelter at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O'Lakes is open from noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday and legal holidays. Field Services are provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with limited emergency services available after those hours. For information, contact Animal Services at (813) 929-1212.
Free health fair slated for June 6
A free community health fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 at Hers Fitness, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., in the Trinity Commons Plaza. The fair will include body composition, bone density and blood pressure screenings by Community Hospital; podiatry screenings by Dr. Nimesh Patel; bladder cancer screenings by Dr. Ramon Perez; spine screenings by Conforti Chiropractic Center; wellness screening and chi testing by Guiggi Acupuncture; nutrition information by Wrights Nutrients; and microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and algaederm masks information by Honeys Day Spa and massage therapy. Hers Fitness is providing free classes in yoga, pilates, aerobics, nutrition and circuit training. Attendees will receive free passes and information on special classes for arthritis, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. For information call Hers Fitness at (727) 376-4377.