Over 300 households dispose of waste at event Nearly 336 holdholds disposed of hazardous waste Saturday at a special event at the Bradley County Judicial Center. …
Over 300 households dispose of waste at event
Nearly 336 holdholds disposed of hazardous waste Saturday at a special event at the Bradley County Judicial Center.
Included with the waste disposed at the spring Household Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day, over 800 residences got rid of waste in 2017.
Cheryl Dunson of Santek Environmental, which coordinated the event, said the program has been extremely successful year after year.
She said in the 20 years she has been involved, hundreds of pounds of waste has been dropped off.
She added having the event at the Bradley County Judicial Center, and the Bradley County Sheriff's Department parking lot, has been good as the site has been perfect for vehicles due to the paved lot. It has been held before at the Tri State Exhibition Center.
Dunson said the numbers of participants grew this year as paper shredding was added to the collection day.
"We had so many people say how much they appreciated the shredding," Dunson. This was the first year shredding was made available at the waste collection day.
She said electronics were the most prevalent items disposed of, followed by paints.
Dunson thanked the Keep America Beautiful organization for once again being involved in the event, and thanked Deputy Tim Maso and the Sheriff's Office for their help, along with the inmate labor provided by the BCSO.
"We couldn't do this without the help from the inmates.
She also said help in conducting the event by the City of Cleveland's Wastewater and Bradley County's Storm Water group was very important.
Dunson said tthe Household Hazardous Waste Collection will continue next year, and she expects it to be as successful as it was this year.
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