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By Kent Jackson, Standard-Speaker
Four of Paul Brenner's children serve in the military, so when he heard that hundreds of brass markers were stolen from the graves of veterans in St. Ann's Cemetery, in Foster Township, he wanted to help.
"We've got to take care of the people who take care of us," Brenner said.
Brenner will donate 10 cents for every pound of aluminum cans recycled in September at his family's scrap yard, 282 S. Wyoming St., Hazleton, to help replace the markers.
"This donation is showing that our company is part of the solution," Brenner said.
Ray Clymer, quartermaster for VFW Post 5010 in Freeland, hopes he can obtain a good price for replacement markers, which hold flags next to graves.
The Luzerne County Veteran's Affairs Office provides the markers for each deceased veteran, but lacks the money to replace all the markers stolen from St. Ann's.
When the theft was discovered on Aug. 8, Clymer got a list from a caretaker of 209 markers that were missing.
Police said up to 500 markers valued at $10,000 were taken.
With Pennsylvania’s new law prohibiting the disposal of computer equipment with municipal waste, Brenner Recycling of Hazleton recently announced that it has become an electronic recycling center, said Paul Brenner, president.
“Since January of 2013, it has become illegal to dispose of desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions and any components of such devices with your household garbage,” Brenner said.
“We have been in the recycling business since 1925 and now are providing a means for people to properly dispose of their old computers, printers and peripherals and get paid for them at the same time,” he said.
People disposing of old computer monitors, however, will have to pay a fee of $20 per monitor since Brenner has to pay to dispose of them properly.
“People can visit our website at brennerrecycling.com to see the current prices we are paying for electronics and for all other materials that we accept at our recycling center,” Brenner said.
Brenner Recycling is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.