Recycling event draws hundreds

November 19, 2008

By Staff

The Issaquah Fall Recycling Event held Sept. 13 saw people in more than 450 vehicles come in a four-hour period to drop off electronics, wood waste, scrap metal, household goods, porcelain, rock and concrete.

While fewer vehicles stopped by for the fall event than the spring collection), the city’s Resource Conservation Office collected just as much, if not more, of most materials.

People brought: 

47.22 tons of scrap metal, a 13 percent decrease from spring.

415 tons of concrete, rock and brick, a 33 percent increase.

47.88 tons of wood, a 49 percent increase.

436 car batteries, a decrease of 19 percent.

4600 pounds of household batteries, an increase of 46 percent.

41.82 tons of clothing donated to Goodwill, an increase of 44 percent.

4148 computer monitors, an increase of 14 percent.

463 televisions, the same amount as spring.

413 refrigerators, an increase of 46 percent.

46,158 pounds of miscellaneous electronic parts.

The recycling events are held twice each year and are an opportunity for city residents to recycle household materials and electronics, keeping them out of area landfills and conserving resources.

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