Household Hazardous Waste Day record turn-out
A record number of Warrick County residents came to Alcoa Warrick Operations for the annual Hosuehold Hazardous Waste and Electroncis Recycling Day.
Alcoa hosts the twice annual event and pays half the cost, with the Warrick County Solid Waste Management District paying the other half.
On May 14, a total of 1,027 vehicles brought materials for recycling - everything from household chemicals, paints and various electronics.
More than 200 pallets of electronics were packaged, and sent to the recycler. Also, unusued prescription drugs were also collected, so they can be properly disposed.
The Household Hazardous Waste Day is a community event to help heighten the awareness of keeping hazardous and toxic substances from going to the landfill.
It is also designed to provide a safe disposal of prescription drugs, and a way to send used electronics to recycling facilities and divert them from the landfill as well.
The first 400 vehicles received aluminum water bottles from Alcoa. The next event will be scheduled in October and is open to Alcoa employees and all Warrick County residents.