On Saturday the family was coming home from a birthday party when we saw the sign about the county Electronics and Chemical Mobile Collection going on that day. We’ve had an old tv in the garage for over 2 years now that I told hubby we had to recycle. We’ve had the mobile collection dates for 2 years now but somehow we always forget. Since it was already 1:30 and the event was only suppose to run until 2pm we rushed home and packed up that old hunker of a tv in the truck. I wasn’t expecting anything very organized or large. To my surprise there were over 20 cars in line waiting to drop off electronics and household chemicals.
They had two big rig trucks to haul the stuff off. They had staff on hand to sort the household chemicals into the appropriate hazard classes. I even saw them packing some of the containers with the hazardous waste labels on them. It was interesting to see this stuff from my professional experiences there. I deal with this type of stuff daily but I never expected to see this at a county run event.
This final picture was the trailer that they packaged all the old tvs into. I was also shocked at the number of computers, monitors and tvs that were collected in just one day. I guess if anything it really shows how many of the residents care about the environment and want to do the right thing. I’m curious to see if the county posts how much electronics and chemicals were collected for this event.
For those of you who live in Pinellas County Florida here is a link to future moblie collection dates and times. For those of you who live elsewhere you can check with your local solid waste department to see where you can recycle your electronics and chemicals. You can also search by your zip code on www.Earth911.com.
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