May 8, 2010

A big thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the May 8th DropOff. This was a very successful event, despite rain, lightning, and the cancellation of the SwapOff. The DropOff was attended by 923 vehicles. This was the third largest event since the inception of the program back in 1998.

Summary of the Materials Collected


  • ¼ bucket of button batteries
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of carpeting
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of upholstered furniture
  • 1 5-gallon bucket of lead acid batteries
  • 1 5-gallon bucket of mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 container of controlled substances
  • 1 truck load of household goods
  • 1/3 truckload of reusable building materials
  • 11 pounds of floppy disks
  • 12 toilets and two sinks
  • 129 pounds of VHS tapes
  • 20 pounds of cassettes
  • 212 pounds of CD's
  • 26 55-gallon bags of plastic bags
  • 279 bags of Styrofoam (record collection)
  • 29 laser jet printer cartridges
  • 3 5-gallon bucket of rechargeable batteries
  • 3 boxes of 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 3 containers of 4 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 3,100 pounds of books
  • 3/4 truck load of children's items
  • 30 air conditioners
  • 30 microwaves
  • 30 pairs of running shoes for Micronesia
  • 34 inkjet cartridges
  • 34 propane tanks
  • 37 dehumidifiers
  • 4 30 yard roll-off containers of construction and demo materials
  • 4 bags of towels
  • 4 containers and 18 bags of rags
  • 40 cell phones
  • 45 pairs of sneakers for Goodwill
  • 49 Mattresses
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of over size waste
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of scrap metal
  • 5 boxes of compact and small fluorescent bulbs
  • 5 boxes of Sharps
  • 6 boxes of non-perishable foods
  • 66 backpacks
  • 7 refrigerators
  • 75 bikes
  • 8 boxes of unwanted
  • 8 fire extinguishers
  • 8 helium tanks
  • 9 large boxes of sneakers for Nike
  • 90% full 53 foot truckload of electronics