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Recycling and rain barrels event brings hundreds

Last Saturday's annual fall recycling collection event at the city boat launch delivered some impressive numbers. The City's contractor reported 680 vehicles arrived, carrying a total of 88,257 pounds of discarded material, which averages to 130 pounds each. The event also provided a collection opportunity for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services:  attendees donated 1,100 pounds of items for the Food Pantry, and $2,203 in cash.  An additional 102 vehicles attended the rainbarrel sale at City Hall.

Some highlights:

• 38,900 pounds of appliances, scrap metal, and electronic equipment

• 7,350 pounds of reusable household goods for Goodwill

• 12,960 household batteries

• 11,020 pounds of confidential paper shredded on site

The City thanks residents for their participation in protecting the environment, and in supporting the Youth and Family Services Food Pantry.

 

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