The head of the Ecology Action Center said he's pleased with the weekend household hazardous waste collection event.
EAC Director Michael Brown said the dropoff at the Rivian auto plant in Normal attracted a lot of people.
"We had 1,475 cars come through, which is a very well attended event. However, it did not break our record. Our record stands at 1,912 cars which was back in 2012," said Brown.
This year's count is comparable to the collection two years ago. Brown said the 2012 event was the first in five years. Since then, the collections have come every two years.
Brown says wait times were very manageable, with the longest about an hour shortly after the collection began at 8 a.m. Saturday.
"And I think our best was the early afternoon period. From noon until 2 p.m, I think the wait times got as good as 10 minutes," said Brown.
The Ecology Action Center expects cost and amount of waste collected figures in a few weeks.
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