News19 anchor J.R. Berry helps offload electronics on April 26, 2012.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The annual News 19 E-Cycle Day was a huge success for our environment.
We partnered with Richland County Solid Waste and here are the results:
- Just over 1,400 vehicles came through the WLTX lot (that's a rate of about 3 cars per minute.)
- 6 tractor trailer loads of old electronics - approximately 280,000 lbs./140 tons
- 30,000 lbs/15 tons of old tires
- 20,000 lbs/10 tons of scrap metal
- More than a 1000 energy-efficient light bulbs were handed out.
From all of us here at News 19, thank you for recycling and helping to make The Midlands a better place to live.