The results from Saturday’s Take Pride in Turlock Day now show that residents took advantage of the free waste disposal day.
The City of Turlock, in partnership with Turlock Scavenger and Recycling Company, held their 12th annual Take Pride in Turlock Day, which allowed Turlock residents to dispose of solid waste for free. The program has reduced illegal dumping, while Turlock Scavenger recycles a large amount of the material collected in order to lessen the amount of waste from the landfill.
While the amount of vehicles that visited the event was less than last year, from 691 vehicles to 542, this year’s Take Pride in Turlock Day was still a huge success. The event collected approximately 8.65 tons of concrete, 22.36 tons of green waste, 79.76 tons of garbage, 10.5 tons of metal, and 15 tons of wood.
This added up to a total of 145.5 tons of solid waste collected that day.
Attendees also brought in 382 tires, 11 refrigerators, 93 e-waste items, and 36 appliances.
While the Take Pride in Turlock event did not collect hazardous waste at the event, the Stanislaus County Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection event took place concurrently, as it does each year, only a short distance from Turlock Scavenger.
For more information on Take Pride in Turlock Day, as well as other events the City holds in order to promote recycling and environmental awareness, please visit: