Overall, 2020 was a successful year for the Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program. The program had 209 participants attend the Household Hazardous Waste (Clean Sweep) Events, and 507 participants attend the Electronics and Appliance Recycling Events for a total of 716 participants. Compared to previous years, our number of hazardous waste participants as down by approximately 40 participants from our 20 year average, but our number of electronics and appliance participants was up by approximately 200 participants over our 10 year average.
In total, our program safely disposed of 11,423 pounds of household hazardous wastes and over 80,000 pounds of electronics and appliances. We would like to thank the local municipalities for generously allowing us to use their facilities for events, as well as Hickory Meadows Landfill for covering the hazardous waste disposal costs, and our vendors Norsec Computer Recyclers LLC and Brown County Port and Resource Recovery for helping us have another successful year.