Phelps County is 127 televisions and 154 computer monitors lighter following the special wastes collection for electronics and appliances on Sept. 22.
“I would like to express appreciation to Brewer Science for their help in making this event a success as well as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Ozark The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District for the funding and technical assistance,” said Brady Wilson, Rolla Environmental Services director.
“Thanks again so much for everybody’s help,” added Nongluk Tunyavanich, representing the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. “Special thanks to the City of Rolla for providing breakfast and to Brewer Science for providing lunch and bottled water.”
Tunyavanich and Wilson released the totals for televisions and computer monitors collected as well as these other totals:
Nine CD-ROM/zip drives,
Eight cords and cables,
One copy machine,
91 desk top PC central processing units; 39 DVD or VCR players,
Five fax machines,
Two hard drives,
12 laptop computers,
10 mouse accessories,
24 radios or stereos,
31 telephones, both cellular and landline,
76 miscellaneous fans, including vacuum cleaner, food processor, coffee maker, typewriter, satellite accessories, cassette player, amplifier, toaster, record player, scale, answering machine, wi-fi, blender, clock, iron, turntable, router, sewing machine and other sundry items,
Eight air conditioners,
Two clothes washers,
Four clothes dryers,
Five stoves and
Five water heaters.
All of those cast-off items were hauled to the collection point at Brewer Science in 200 cars and trucks representing 217 households.
The 200 cars came from Phelps County (167), Crawford (17), Maries (11), Gasconade (3) and Dent (2).
The collected items were loaded into a recycling company’s trucks and hauled away. These totals are from households; they do not include materials from Phelps County R-III School District that went directly to the contractor. No items from businesses were accepted.
No weight in tons of the waste was available.
Asked how they learned about the collection, 99 said they read about it in the newspaper, 35 heard it by word-of-mouth, 22 heard it on the radio, 20 saw flyers, 12 saw an Internet posting and 12 received e-mail notification.
Wilson said the organizers hold such a collection every year.