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October 13th SwapOff/DropOff a Great Success!
We had another wonderful day for our 19th (can you believe it) Drop/Swap Day. Everything went so smoothly that throughout the day people remarked that the event seemed slower than usual - But not so! This was our 4th largest event ever, with 840 paying vehicles coming through, and who knows how many people swapping at the SwapOff or coming though with non-fee items.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone for your ongoing support and participation in this unique event.

Our next event will be on Saturday, May 10th - we need volunteers so please mark this on your calendar!

As always, we have no way to know how many items changed hands at the SwapOff, but hundreds of items did.

We also collected the following for reuse or recycling:

* 1 truck full of bikes
* 1 truck crammed to the gills of children's items for Cradles to Crayons
* 2 trucks full of items for Household Goods Recycling Ministry
* 1 trailer full of electronics
* 1 truck full of reusable building materials
* Barrels of paper for shredding
* Lots of books for reuse or recycling
* 4 hampers full of rags
* 1 truck full of freon appliances and propane tanks
* 8 toilets and sinks to be ground up and used as gravel
* 1 30-yd rolloff of carpets
* Lot of mattresses
* 1 30-yd rolloff of upholstered furniture
* 197 55-gallon bags of styrofoam block
* 6 55-gallon bags of flower pots
* 56 55-gallon bags full of plastic bags
* 6 55-gallon bags of towels for animal shelter
* 35 bags of shoes for Goodwill or Nikegrind
* 58 pounds of cell phone for victims of domestic violence
* 17 pounds of ink jet cartridges
* 39 pounds of laser jet cartridges
* 47 pounds of videos
* 159 pounds of CDs
* 26 pounds of cassette tapes
* 12 pounds of computer disks
* 12 pounds of crayons
* 10 pounds of mercury devices
* 75 pounds of rechargeable and specialty batteries
* 100 pounds of lead acid batteries
* 250 fluorescent bulbs
* 1 box full of compact fluorescent bulbs
* 4 30-yard rolloffs of scrap metal
* 40 cu yds of cardboard

* Unfortunately we also collected 4 30-yd rolloffs of wood and construction debris that will be recycled into low level reuse, such as landfill cover, and 4 30-yd rolloffs of oversized waste that will be landfilled.

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