Richland County residents set a new record Saturday, recycling 250.65 tons of materials at the fourth annual Richland Recycles Day.
The event attracted 7,750 people, spokeswoman Tamara King said. That’s about 750 more than last year.
An overall 4 percent increase in recycled materials translated into 95 tons of electronics, 67.5 tons of household hazardous waste and 60 tons of reusable goods. Residents also were able to recycle tires, mattresses and scrap metal.
Residents exchanged 1,400 old lightbulbs for long-lasting compact fluorescent bulbs, too.