May 4, 2013

A big thanks to all the volunteers, Concord Public Works (CPW) team, and others who helped out with the May 4th DropOff - SwapOff! This was a very successful event, with a total of 893 vehicles attending the DropOff portion of the event alone. What a great day! Below is a summary of the items collected at the DropOff portion of the event. The weight slips for the tonnages collected in the over sized waste and C&D roll-offs are forthcoming, but where a total of 13 roll-offs were required (1 more than previous events, not including scrap metal), it appears that this may have been one of the largest collections to date if not the largest. And the same was true at SwapOff. A lot of SwapOff volunteers mentioned they had never seen so many items brought to SwapOff. Thanks very much again for all of your help in making this a successful event!

DropOff Items Collected


  • ½ box of cell phones
  • ½ of a 30 yd roll-off container of carpet
  • ¾ of a 5-gallon bucket of mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of upholstered furniture
  • 1 8-gallon container of controlled substances (Collected by Police Department)
  • 1 box of ink jet printer cartridges
  • 1 truckload of reusable building materials
  • 10 refrigerators
  • 11 boxes of compact fluorescent bulbs
  • 13 toilets
  • 181 boxes of paper were collected for off-site shredding
  • 2 5-gallon buckets of lead acid batteries
  • 2 5-gallon buckets of rechargeable batteries
  • 2 helium tanks
  • 2 truck loads plus a van load of household goods
  • 2,800 pounds of books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes
  • 201 bags of Styrofoam
  • 23 microwaves
  • 24 bags of sneakers for Goodwill
  • 24 dehumidifiers
  • 27 mattresses (in addition to mattresses accepted by HGRM)
  • 28 propane tanks
  • 3 bags of towels for HGRM and two bags of bedding for Buddy Dog
  • 3 containers of 4 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 3/4 truckload of children's items
  • 31 air conditioners
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of construction and demo materials
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of scrap metal
  • 5 boxes of laser jet printer cartridges
  • 6 30 yard roll-off containers of over size waste
  • 6 boxes of Sharps
  • 6 boxes of unwanted medicine
  • 68 bikes
  • 9 containers of rags
  • 90% of a 53 foot truck was filled with electronics