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Rumpke recycling manager John Cochran stands in front of a truckload of recycled Styrofoam collected in a drive Saturday. The collection “went through the roof,” Cochran said on the success of the collection. He added contributors deposited clean material which will be recycled into insulation.
Rumpke recycling manager John Cochran stands in front of a truckload of recycled Styrofoam collected in a drive Saturday. The collection “went through the roof,” Cochran said on the success of the collection. He added contributors deposited clean material which will be recycled into insulation. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 1, 2013 12:00 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Knox County residents had the opportunity to dispose of the protective packaging that surrounds fragile Christmas gifts when the Knox County Commissioners held a special collection drive on Saturday at the Rumpke Recycling Center. An enthusiastic response during the brief collection period delighted organizers.

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“I was very happy with the event,” stated Knox County Recycling Coordinator Linda Montgomery, “We stayed extremely busy the whole time.”

Saturday’s event was the first Styrofoam recycling event held in the county but may not be the last after such an enthusiastic response.

Montgomery reported that approximately 35 people dropped off truckloads of the packaging material from 9 a.m. to noon. In those few hours, approximately 24 Gaylords — shipping containers measured in cubic yards — of Styrofoam filled a semi-truck trailer at the Rumpke Recycling Center.

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