October 13, 2012

A big thank you to all the volunteers, Concord Public Works (CPW) team, and others who helped out with the October 13th DropOff - SwapOff! This was a very successful event, with a total of 852 vehicles attending the DropOff portion of the event alone.

Summary of the Items Collected at the DropOff Portion of the Event


  • 1 ½ buckets of rechargeable batteries
  • 1 1/2 bags of towels
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of carpeting
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of upholstered furniture
  • 1 box laser jet printer cartridges
  • 1 box of 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 bucket of smoke detectors
  • 1 container of controlled substances
  • 1 truckload of books, CDs, VHS, DVDs, Cassettes
  • 1 truckload of children's items
  • 1 truckload of reusable building materials
  • 1/2 bucket of mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • 1/3 box of ink jet printer cartridges
  • 12 toilets
  • 120 boxes of paper were collected for off-site shredding
  • 14 refrigerators
  • 178 bags of Styrofoam
  • 2 buckets of lead acid batteries
  • 2 truckloads of household goods
  • 20 mattresses (in addition to mattresses collected by HGRM)
  • 21 microwaves
  • 26 bags of sneakers for Goodwill
  • 3 fire extinguishers
  • 4 boxes of 4 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 4 boxes of Sharps
  • 4 containers of 4 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 42 cell phones
  • 43 dehumidifiers
  • 49 air conditioners
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of construction and demo materials
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of over size waste
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of scrap metal
  • 5 boxes of unwanted medicine
  • 5 containers of rags
  • 8 boxes of compact fluorescent bulbs
  • 80% of a 53 food truck was filled with electronics
  • 91 bikes
  • 91 propane tanks