Late-night tax filers can use Glen Burnie, Annapolis...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

April 15, 2001

Late-night tax filers can use Glen Burnie, Annapolis post offices

Anne Arundel residents waiting until the final hours to file income tax returns tomorrow night will not have to travel far to meet the postmark deadline - which traditionally produces a late-night traffic jam around the main Baltimore post office.

The U.S. Postal Service announced that the Annapolis post office will be open until midnight, and the office in Glen Burnie will be open until 11 p.m.

Outside the county but convenient for some Arundel residents, the Columbia post office will be open until midnight.

Drop-off sites established for donated cell phones

County officials have established drop-off sites around Anne Arundel for cellular telephones that will be donated to victims of domestic violence.

Phones and their chargers may be left at county police stations, senior centers and fire stations. The sheriff's office will pick them up from the drop-off sites.

Even deactivated cell phones can be used to call 911.

Stations recycling plastic used to winterize boats

Area groups and businesses are sponsoring recycling stations on county waterways for disposing of plastic shrink-wrap used to protect boats from winter weather.

For the third year, county boat and marina owners will be able to recycle the shrink-wrap at four collection stations. They will be open through May 25 at Pasadena Boatel and Beach Club, Port Annapolis Marina, Herrington Harbor North and Rhode River Marina.

Organizers estimate that 40 tons of the wrap is used on boats countywide each year. A typical 35-foot boat requires 60 pounds of the low-density plastic to keep out moisture and prevent freezing.

The plastic will be recycled into garden edging and plastic lumber.

The county Marine Trades Association, Manner Resins, Giant Food Inc. and the Chesapeake Bay Trust are sponsoring the collection sites. Information: 410-269-0741.

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