E-Waste Day deemed successful event

Published 9:55 am Friday, May 24, 2013

This year’s E-Waste and Shred Day ended with 8,000 pounds of documents brought in for shredding and 3,000 pounds of office equipment for disposal in Lawrence County.

This was the third year for the free document shredding service provided by the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District and the second year the district solicited office equipment for disposal.

“We were pleased with last year and this year as well,” Dan Palmer of the solid waste district, said about the Saturday event. “Cars were lined up at 9 a.m., six or eight vehicles (before the 10 a.m. starting time.).”

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The last car came in at five minutes before closing at 2 p.m.

“We had several business people, doctors and attorneys,” Palmer said. “Someone from a clinic brought in records and (Lawrence County) Soil and Water (Conservation District) brought in some. We had business people with vans loaded down. I was amazed.”

The district also offered the same service in Scioto County on May 17 and received 1,000 pounds of documents and 1,500 pounds in e-waste.

“I am pleased with the turnout and people are already asking if we can do it again,” Palmer said.

Next event sponsored by the solid waste district will be the Ohio River Sweep on Saturday, June 15, and on Saturday, Sept. 28, will be in the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day.