Despite coming to a temporary halt when potentially explosive substances were brought to the site, the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority disposed of nearly 48,000 pounds of household hazardous waste during its annual collection event. A total of 848 vehicles brought hazardous items to the free drop-off, with patrons noting the speed and efficiency with which the event was handled, according to the CCRRA.

“We were happy to wrap up Earth Month with this valued community event,” Mimi Cooper, CCRRA recycling coordinator, said in a statement.  “Between the Green Community Partnership Luncheon, Watershed Clean Up Day and now our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, we are trying to do our part to help keep Centre County a clean, green and safe place to live.”

The event at the CCRRA facility on Transfer Road in College Township was temporarily shut down when MXI, the contracted vendor for the event, identified potentially explosive materials. Centre Region HazMat and the Penn State bomb squad responded to the scene.

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Author: Geoff