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Recycling event a success

Two semi-trailers were filled with electronics during Saturday’s twice-a-year recycling collection at the St. Joseph County fairgrounds.

Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, the collection drew a steady stream of traffic during its four-hour window, according to committee member Pat Kulikowski.

The event also netted 13,800 pounds of household hazardous waste, 193 tires and 1,500 pounds of latex paint.

The two trailers of televisions, computers and other electronics weighed about 45,000 pounds and it was the most-popular drop-off site Saturday, Kulikowski said.

The committee is allocated $19,000 annually from county commissioners. Kulikowski said enough money remains in its budget to stage another collection in October.