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City disposes of 88k pounds of recycled material | Community briefs

The city of Mercer Island’s recycling event Saturday, Mar. 29 was a resounding success. The city reports that 864 vehicles arrived at the Boat Launch, where the event took place, carrying a total of 88,212 pounds of discarded material, which averages to 102 pounds per vehicle.

The event also provided a collection opportunity for Mercer Island and Family Services: attendees donated 750 pounds of items for the Food Pantry, and $2,451 in cash. Over a hundred rain barrels were sold at City Hall in the same morning.

Of the recycled goods there were:

28,900 pounds of appliances, scrap metal, and electronic equipment;

7,875 pounds of reusable household goods for Goodwill;

11,410 household batteries;

24, 345 pounds of confidential paper shredded onsite;

13,500 pounds of cardboard.

 

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