Mercer Island releases Spring Recycling Event statistics

Mercer Island goes green by recycling a total of 66,308 pounds of discarded material.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 10:24am
  • Life

The city’s annual spring recycling collection event at the Boat Launch on April 7 was once again a great success, according to city officials, with impressive results.

Despite the rainy weather, the city’s contractor reported that 649 vehicles arrived, carrying a total of 66,308 pounds of discarded material, which averages to 102 pounds each, comparable to other previous events.

The event also provided a collection opportunity for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. Attendees donated 325 pounds of items for the City’s Food Pantry, and approximately $1,700 in cash.

Some highlights this year included:

  • 24,900 pounds of appliances, scrap metal, and electronics
  • 7,148 pounds of reusable household goods
  • 10,730 household batteries
  • 76 used tires
  • 13,516 pounds of confidential paper shredded onsite
  • 7,920 pounds of cardboard
  • 35 cubic yards of Styrofoam
  • 2,560 pounds of scrap wood

The city thanked residents for their participation in protecting the environment, recycling as much as possible, and supporting the Food Pantry. Locals can learn more about curbside recycling and other options at this City webpage.

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