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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 27, 2006
Michelle Andrews, Education and Outreach Coordinator (360) 357-2491 x 7676

Fall Recycle Events a Success!

OLYMPIA – More than 800 people recycled a variety of items earlier this month at Thurston County 's "Community Recycle Days" events at South Sound Speedway and the Thurston County Fairgrounds.  Items recycled or re-used ranged from broken old console TVs to bikes destined for new homes. 

Items collected included:

  •  640 computer monitors, TVs and microwaves
  •  380 pieces of office equipment (printers, copiers, CPUs)
  •  300 electronic items (stereos, VCRs, DVDs)
  •  185 refrigerators and freezers
  •  265 washers, dryers and dishwashers
  •  180 lawn mowers
  •  1,160 yards of scrap metal
  •  960 tires

Those who missed Community Recycle Days can still recycle most of these items at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) on Hogum Bay Road .  For more information on where to take recyclable or re-useable items, check the "Brown Pages" in the front of the Dex phone book for recycling options, or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/wwm

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3