Mercer Island Reporter


Recycling and rain barrels event brings hundreds

November 5, 2013 · 2:49 PM

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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