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Participation Up For Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Oct 26, 2015

Workers sorting household hazardous waste at 2013 collection event.
Credit Michael Brown / Ecology Action Center

McLean County's latest Household Hazardous Waste collection drew 22% more vehicles than the event held two years ago. Ecology Action Center Director Michael Brown says the 1,600 vehicles tallied was down from the inaugural event in 2012, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Contributions to pay for the collection and disposal of electronics, chemicals, oil paint, and other hazardous waste that should not be handled were more than the estimated $180,000 cost of the event. Brown says he is still developing totals for the amount of materials collected.