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1,100 turn out for Federal Way recycle event

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on April 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm with No Comments »
April 6, 2011 4:42 pm

Recycle and they will come.

More than 1,100 people turned out for a “one-stop” recycling event sponsored by the City of Federal Way.

People dropped off more than 167,000 pounds of recyclable and reusable materials to the Twin Lakes Park & Ride March 19. That’s more than 75 metric tons of material, about the weight of five school buses, the city reported.

The city sponsors the free recycling events each spring and fall, accepting items not collected at the curb or banned from disposal.

People brought appliances, wood, mattresses, tires, electronics, Styrofoam blocks, used motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, and fluorescent light tubes.

“The tremendous turnout from residents shows there’s a real need for this service,” said Jeanette Brizendine, the city’s recycling project manager. “The volunteers and staff who work these events are happy to provide ‘one-stop recycling’ for all these unwanted items.”

The city’s next recycling event will be Saturday Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Park & Ride, 21st Avenue Southwest and Southwest 344th Street.

For more information, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/recycling.

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