The first E-Waste Day conducted for Cass County residents was termed a success by Dick Hettinger, director of the Cass County Solid Waste District.

“It went very well,” he said, noting that the weather also cooperated in making the effort a productive one.

“The response to the first E-Waste Day was very good,” Hettinger said. “The traffic flow was just about right and the layout at the park was just about perfect.”

In short, he said, he couldn’t be more pleased.

“Although we didn’t keep count of all the items collected, we know a total of 162 vehicles went through the recycling line,” Hettinger said. “We filled two panel trucks from Chesapeake Recycling in Winamac. The collection included quite a few TVs, including several consoles, but the bulk of the items were computers and computer-related.”

There also were a number of radios and microwaves, he added.

E-Waste Day was conducted in place of the household hazardous waste collection this year. The household hazardous waste collection will return next year, Hettinger said, but it might be a couple years down the roads before the district stages its next E-Waste day.

Margo Marocco can be reached at (574) 732-5151 or margo.marocco@pharostribune.com

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