• Brownsburg recycling event diverts 19 tons of waste

    October 07, 2011 No comments

    The Town of Brownsburg’s free recycling event held with Disposal Alternatives Organization last month diverted more than 19 tons of waste from Indiana’s landfills.

    Community members were able to drop off appliances, electronics, and other hard to recycle items at the town’s fleet maintenance facility or schedule a free pick up of large items.

    More than 12,000 pounds of recyclable metals and 2,300 pounds of cardboard and plastic were collected for recycling during the seven-hour event. In addition, more than 3,500 pounds of paper were shredded on-site and 68 computers, 72 televisions, and 123 household appliances were dropped off.

    Brownsburg Town Manager Dale Cheatham said in a press release, “The Brownsburg community has really embraced recycling. The town was pleased to see so many residents and businesses drop off items and help us keep waste out of our landfills and water supply. We plan to continue offering this free recycling opportunity each spring and fall.”

    Since partnering with Disposal Alternatives Organization in 2010, the town’s recycling events have collected nearly 50 tons of waste from paper and plastics to hazardous household products, appliances, and electronics. Disposal Alternatives Organization diverts 600 to 800 tons of recyclable materials a week from Indiana landfills, reducing leaching and streams of toxic chemicals from water treatment processes

     

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