It was quite the haul.
More than 1,300 vehicles carried more than 67 tons of household junk to Richland Recycles Day, the county’s huge, annual recycling event held last month at the S.C. State Fairgrounds, county officials said.
Three hundred more residents than last year participated in the May 13 event, which allows residents to dispose of household materials responsibly.
This year, residents dropped off:
- 70,000 pounds of electronics
- 28,700 pounds of paper for shredding
- 14,100 pounds of scrap metal
- 9,800 pounds of tires
- Plus thousands of pounds of mattresses, hazardous household waste, batteries, light bulbs, paint and more