In brief

MSP Flint to host citizen academy

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The state police Flint Post will host the second annual Citizens’ Academy from Monday, Oct. 2 through Monday, Nov. 20. The eight-week academy will give citizens the opportunity to become familiar with the mission and operation of the MSP, understand the procedures troopers follow, increase their awareness of law enforcement’s role in the community, and get to know personnel at the post.

The will meet at the post, 4481 Corunna Road, at 6 p.m. Mondays. A graduation ceremony will be held on Nov. 20. Individuals who are interested in attending the academy should contact Trooper Amy Belanger or Trooper Steve Kramer at (810) 732-1111 or via email at belangera@michigan. gov for an application. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 22. Spots are limited. — L.R.

Countywide Recycle Day

FLINT — A countywide Recycle Day collection for hard-to-recycle items such as household hazardous waste, electronics, tires, and appliances will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Flushing High School and the Flint East Water Service Center.

One other event is scheduled for Oct. 21 at Bentley High School and the Flint East Water Service Center.

Recycle Day staff will be available to assist in navigating through the event site and unload items.

“Many of the hard-to-recycle items that will be accepted at this event are also harmful to our environment. This event provides a free and convenient way for residents to responsibly recycle them,” says Derek Bradshaw, director-coordinator of the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission.

In 2016, approximately 4,700 residents attended Genesee County Recycle Day events and more than 465,000 pounds of waste was collected.

For more information, contact the Genesee County Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744, email, or visit L.R.

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