Household-hazardous-waste collection well attended

Saturday’s household-hazardous-waste collection and electronics recycling was a record-setting event, according to its organizers.
Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, said the four-hour event at the county fairgrounds resulted in the collection of 11,000 pounds of household hazardous waste, up from about 8,500 pounds a year ago; 1,200 tires, double the amount from spring 2015; and 1,500 pounds of paint, 300 more than 12 months ago.
Also, a tractor trailer full of paper and paperboard, also twice as much as a year ago; and 50,000 pounds of electronics, more than double what was turned in last spring.
Kulikowski said it’s the first time in the 11-year history of the spring collection that there was not a lull in traffic at any point in the morning.
The committee in October will stage the second of its twice-a-year collections.

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