Environmental Collection Event in Starke County a Success

A semi load of tires, similar to this load from last year, was hauled from the Highway Garage Saturday afternoon

The 2011 Environmental event at the Starke County Highway Garage was a big success. A record number of vehicles passed through during the four day event that occurred Wednesday, April 27th through Saturday, April 30th.

750 vehicles came through where residents were able to dispose of their materials. 450 of those vehicles came through on Saturday. 1,500 gallons of oil was disposed of, 6 semi trailers of tires were hauled away, and several semi loads of appliances and computers were taken from the Highway Garage. Two semi loads of hazardous waste was collected.

Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers held a prescription drug take back event in conjunction with the DEA on Saturday. Over 6 large boxes of medications was taken by the DEA and 4 – 50 gallon drums of over-the-counter medication was taken for incineration.

Officials at the Starke County Environmental Management District would like to thank all who participated to help clean up Starke County.