Directly from the village website:
Recycling Extravaganza – Recap
Preliminary results are in from Saturday’s Recycling Extravaganza:
- 7 53-foot trailers of electronics
- 197 American flags
- 874 ink jet cartridges
- 878 cell phones
- 20 cribs
- 10 dressers
- 631 eyeglasses
- 19 hearing aids
All these items were collected from at least 1625 cars by over 150 volunteers.
The Village wishes to thank all those organizations and individuals that made this event successful!Last edited by Management Analyst, about 15 hours ago
Also kitchenware, and CFL bulbs, and a box filled up with the long tube neon bulbs; I think Ace Hardware, which took the CFL’s, took those with too for recycling. Organized, coordinated, and supervised by Staff Management Analyst Megan Bourke (very sunny and a blur of motion), the event ran a steady stream of vehicles through, and was an unqualified success.
Everyone there was in the absolute best of moods, us volunteers and donators alike. One couple I talked to that had a trailer hitched up to the back of their pick up said neighbors all contributed to filling that up, which was very cool.
I still heard later that night some people still hadn’t heard of the event, and most of them had multiple pieces of computer junk, so next years event still has plenty of raw material available.
Doug Kozlowski and Don Wilson from the Communications Department were there with the Channel 6 van taking some photos and video, so we should see something in the near future.
There were no costs associated with this event past printing up some flyers and handouts, and Megan’s time, diligence, and effort putting it all together. If the garbage contract for the amnesty day coming up says the village pays by the ton, this event actually saved taxpayers money by taking many tons of recyclable material out of the amnesty day pickup.
That’s a win all around.