October 16, 2010

A big thanks to all the volunteers, Concord Public Works (CPW) team, and others who helped out with the October 16, 2010 DropOff - SwapOff! This was a very successful event, with a total of 989 vehicles attending the DropOff portion of the event alone. This was also our largest event ever!

Summary of What Was Collected at the Dropoff


  • ¾ truck load of reusable building materials
  • 1 1/2 5-gallon buckets of rechargeable batteries
  • 1 1/4 5-gallon bucket of mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of upholstered furniture
  • 1 5-gallon bucket of lead acid batteries
  • 1 bag of linens for HGRM
  • 1 box CD's for ACT Recycling
  • 1 box of 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of ink jet printer cartridges
  • 1 box of soccer cleats (for small village in Mexico)
  • 1 container of controlled substances
  • 1 truck load of children's items
  • 1/2 30 yard roll-off container of carpet
  • 1/3 bucket of assorted batteries
  • 121 bikes
  • 16 toilets
  • 17 refrigerators
  • 197 bags of Styrofoam
  • 2 boxes of backpacks for Aspire project
  • 2 boxes of Floppy Discs for ACT Recycling
  • 2 boxes of VHS for ACT Recycling
  • 2 truck loads of household goods
  • 20 55-gallon bags of plastic bags
  • 20 pairs of running shoes for Micronesia
  • 3 boxes of cassettes for ACT Recycling
  • 3 buckets of compact fluorescent bulbs
  • 3 tons of paper were shredded during the course of the event
  • 30 Boxes of sneakers for Nike
  • 4 boxes of small fluorescent bulbs
  • 4 containers of 4 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 4 helium tanks
  • 42 Mattresses
  • 47 microwaves
  • 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 bags of bubble wrap
  • 5 bags of sneakers for Goodwill
  • 5 bags of towels
  • 5 containers of rags
  • 5,500 lbs of books
  • 51 dehumidifiers
  • 52 cell phones
  • 6 55 gallon bags of plastic flower pots
  • 6 boxes of laser jet printer cartridges
  • 6 boxes of Sharps
  • 6 boxes of unwanted prescription medicine and over the counter (OTC) medication
  • 63 propane tanks
  • 700 lbs of store-bought CDs, VHS, DVDs, Cassettes for reuse
  • 80% of a 53 foot truck was filled with electronics
  • 97 air conditioners