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Easter Weekend E-CARE Event Deemed a Success

by ARLnow.com — April 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm 1,839 13 Comments

(Updated at 4:05 p.m.) Despite the holiday, Arlington residents turned out in droves for Saturday’s Environmental Collection and Recycling Event (E-CARE).

The bi-annual event gives Arlington residents an opportunity to safely get rid of hazardous materials and to recycle items that usually aren’t accepted during the weekly residential recycling collection.

This weekend’s event drew 1,341 people to the parking lot of Thomas Jefferson Middle School, according to the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services. DES spokeswoman Shannon Whalen McDaniel said residents filled two tractor trailers with some 30 20 tons of electronics to recycle.

This year’s spring E-CARE also collected about 35.5 tons of hazardous household materials, said Whalen McDaniel, who deemed the event a success.

“The weather for E-CARE was picture perfect and residents turned out!” she wrote.

  • Hi Ho

    BRAVO

  • Arly

    Yikes, how did I miss that was this past weekend? Slacking on reading Arlnow I guess…

  • JimPB

    Comparison to prior years?

    • jackson

      The amount of hazardous materials collected weighs more than the sewage spill of last week.

  • Quoth the Raven

    They did an awesome job. In and out of there in just a few minutes. Great service.

  • Thes

    This is just such a great thing. I’ve personally never gone to it, though. Every Saturday morning you can also go visit these guys next to the waste water treatment plant and they will also take hazmats there. It’s free (except for non-flat TV screens). When I have a bunch of old electronics or batteries or cleaning chemicals, they cheerfully accept it.

  • Tabs

    I went, and was very impressed.

  • HazMatt

    They’ve got it down to a science. Very quick in and out with full service unloading!

  • BlueSkies

    Agreed – they get you through quickly and with a smile!

  • novasteve

    Could I hvae dumped off my old imac?

    • Tipster

      I guess your imac was pre-autocorrect?

  • WeiQiang

    Yeah, the operation was super-smooth and efficient.

  • DB

    Thank you to the folks who put forth their efforts for this event!!! A great way to compile and dispose of harmful materials to the environment.

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