The city of Mercer Island annual fall recycling collection event on Oct. 27 is being touted as a success by the city.
The city’s contractor reported 573 vehicles arrived carrying a total of 58,301 pounds of discarded material, averaging out to 102 pounds each. In 2017, 534 vehicles arrived, carrying a total of 53,444 pounds.
The event also provided a collection opportunity for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services — 35 bags of grocery items were donated for the city’s food pantry, and more than $2,100 in cash.
Some highlights included 20,820 pounds of appliances, scrap metal, and electronics, 8,240 pounds of reusable household goods, 10,690 household batteries, 128 used tires, 12,260 pounds of confidential paper shredded onsite, 8,360 pounds of cardboard, 30 cubic yards of Styrofoam, 15 propane tanks, and 20 mattresses.
Learn more about curbside recycling and other options at www.mercergov.org.