Richland County, SC (WLTX) - The 2014 WLTX/Richland County Recycles Day was a big success, thanks to our viewers!
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, nearly 1,000 cars showed up at the State Fairgrounds to drop off materials.
Richland County Solid Waste employees collected electronics, metals, tires, and chemicals to keep them out of landfills. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture also was there to take pesticides.
Here are the preliminary estimates of how much was collected:
Pesticides: 7,000 pounds
Other household waste: 30,000 pounds
Tires: 20,000 pounds
Cooking oil: 1,000 pounds
Electronics: 70,000 pounds
Paper shredded: 8,000 pounds
Mattresses: 1,700 pounds
Batteries: 1,000 pounds
Fluorescent bulbs: 2,000 pounds