July 18, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 28

17,585 pounds of electronics recycled

A big thank you to everyone who helped with our electronics recycling July 12-13. Wow! What an amazing team. Efficient, effective and having fun.  Everyone worked together so well. By the time our last volunteer left a little before 5 p.m. Saturday, everything was loaded into the 40-foot van and it was stuffed to the gills.

Our estimate is that we will be shipping 17,585 pounds of electronics. That is the second biggest year we have had, surpassed only by the first year (25,618 pounds that year). Our total for the seven years we have done this is now at 102,537 pounds.

Wow. Thank you all again for all your efforts. Our next event, after the Southeast Alaska State Fair, is scrap metal recycling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 2-3.

Melissa Aronson