Letter to the Editor:
On behalf of the West Central Solid Waste District (WCSWD), we would like to thank everyone who participated in the June 18th Tox-Away Day at North Montgomery High School. 612 vehicles participated in the 5-hour event. 131,200 lbs. of toxic and hazardous materials were collected and safely removed from the environment including 994 tires, 15,640 lbs. of appliances, and 10,230 lbs. of electronics.
WCSWD is a 3-county district (also serving Putnam and Parke Counties). WCSWD sponsors 3 annual events and District residents are welcome to participate in any or all 3 events, plus an Electronic Recycling Day held in June at the Parke County Fairgrounds. Annual costs for these events can range from $65,000-$100,000 due to the volume collected, dangerous natural of materials, hazmat trained staff, and fees associated with sorting, recycling, and properly disposing of these materials.