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2014 September

24 Sep


Homecoming 2014 – Float Disposal

September 24, 2014 | By |

WOW 4-0! Way to go Penn State. Here’s hoping for Win No. 5 against Northwestern on Saturday.

If you need any last minute help to get ready for Homecoming, we invite you to take advantage of the FRATFIX Event Planning Service which includes rentals, promotional items, security fencing, help with floats, etc. For details call Greg at (814) 880-3131 or visit our website, Also please visit us on Facebook.

If you should need help at the parade’s staging area, FRATFIX will be there to assist the organizers as needed.

IMPORTANT: Please read the notice below posted by the State College Borough on its website as to the proper disposal of your float after Homecoming.

Best Regards,

Val Heier


(814) 321-3074

p.s. Posted on the State College Borough Website: September 23, 2014 

Homecoming Floats

With Penn State’s Homecoming Weekend fast approaching, please see the following notice about disposal of homecoming floats:

As you plan your homecoming activities, it is important to incorporate into your planning the proper disposal of your float for after this year’s festivities are over.

It is very important not to throw your entire float into your dumpster. This could cause injury to the Borough’s refuse collection truck drivers or damage to one of the trucks. When disposing of float materials, please remember that it is important to dismantle the float and put any lumber, chicken wire and/or large, bulky items out at the curb or near your dumpster for riff-raff collection.

You can arrange for this type of pickup by calling the Borough’s Service Building at (814) 234-7135. All float material must be secured properly until pickup occurs. Crepe paper and similar small items can be bagged, tied securely and placed in the dumpster for collection. Remember to clean up all poms promptly before they blow into the street and onto neighboring properties. Please bear in mind that your float or sections of your float must not be left on any public sidewalk, street or any public right-of-way after the parade is over.

In addition, the Penn State Homecoming Committee has made arrangements for floats to be dismantled on Penn State University property. Any questions or requests for more information regarding this option can be made by contacting the Committee at

In order to take care of post-homecoming clean up, floats need to be disassembled completely and the materials placed out for collection by 7 a.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014.

If you have any questions about the disposal of your float prior to refuse pickup, please contact the State College Division of Health and Neighborhood Services at (814) 234-7191 or the Public Works Department at (814) 234-7135.

The Borough wishes you a safe and successful Homecoming.