Written by Marj Law, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful Monday, 10 March 2008 12:57
Keep Wakulla County Beautiful News
March 10, 2008
by Marj Law
Egad! We saw LOADS of TIRES! Why?
Because Richard Russell of Wal-Mart offered to take the expense of collecting tires at Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, March 8th.
286 Wakulla County residents came to 340 Trice Lane to drop off their paints and solvents, fertilizers and chemicals, fluorescent bulbs and computer parts and TIRES! We (meaning workers of ESG, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, Jefferson County Solid Waste, our Commissioners and Wal-Mart and volunteers as well) collected 850 tires, 12 pallets of e-waste, 14 pallets of paints and gallons of oil from 8:30 until 1:30. We were hoppin’!
Good thing it was cool on Saturday, because tossing 850 tires from the back of trucks up 3.5 feet into a semi gave Richard Russell and volunteers Keep Wakulla County Beautiful member Bruce Ashley and WHS student Josh Golden a really good workout! WHS student Nick Singleton had to tally fast to try to keep an accurate count.
ESG’s Cleve Fleming and Kevin Rose as well as Recycling Director Don Morgan supervised and filled in wherever they were needed. Chemist Rosemary Bottcher checked the hazardous materials, and supervised prison volunteers carried gallons of paint onto waiting pallets.
KWCB’s President Don Henderson joined me in welcoming residents and we gave out KWCB’s “little green bags.” Jefferson County Solid Waste Director Beth Thorne came as well.
MTR was the company which took the tires, and Veolia took the e-waste.
After all the work, Richard looked at Cleve and asked, “What else can Wal-Mart do to help Wakulla County???”
This article originally published on March 10, 2008.
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