Residents Recycle or Safely Dispose of 30,000 Pounds of Waste at Clean-Out

Posted June 14, 2022


On Saturday May 14, the Granville County Convention and Expo Center was the site of another successful recycling and hazardous waste disposal event. By the end of the day, over 30,000 pounds of materials had been collected for recycling and safe disposal by vendors. Participants also stepped up by donating pet food and supplies to the Granville Humane Society.


Teresa Baker, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator for Granville County and Granville County Public Schools, reported the following totals from the Spring Clean-Out event:


• Veolia Environmental Services – 4,540 pounds of paint and 10,630 pounds of hazardous household waste.
• Department of Agriculture Pesticides Division – 170 pounds of pesticides.
• Shred Ace – 8,300 pounds of shredded paper, which will save 70 trees.
• Granville County Sheriff’s Office – 125 pounds of medications and medical waste.
• METech Recycling – 3,721 pounds of electronics.
• Interstate Batteries – 686 pounds of various batteries.
• Scrap Metal – 2,400 pounds.
• RMR Book Recycling – 400 pounds.
• Dart Containers (Polystyrene) – 300 pieces.
• Granville Humane Society – Towels, sheets, 2 dog beds, 3 dog crates, cat food, dog food, cat litter, and cash donations.


Residents who participate in Granville County’s bi-annual clean out events leave knowing that these waste materials will either be recycled or properly disposed of instead of harming the local environment.


Granville County Environmental Services would like to thank all vendors, staff, volunteers, and participants who helped make the Spring Clean-Out event a great success. The next clean-out will take place on November 19, 2022. Details will be announced closer to the event date.


For more information about Environmental Services, visit the Granville County website

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