Mayor Dan Bianchi announces that the City of Pittsfield in partnership with Republic Services, formerly Allied Waste, would like to recognize the importance of recycling in the community and reward students for their efforts.

To do this, Allied Waste will be funding three $500 scholarships for students involved in school recycling programs to support their future education.

Eligible applicants must be a graduating high school senior and a current resident of the City of Pittsfield. Proof of participation in a recycling program within the applicant’s school must also be provided.

Deadline for the application is 4 p.m. Friday, April 4. Information: Bruce Collingwood, commissioner of Public Works and Utilities, at (413) 499-9330 or e-mail