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Approximately 540 cars visited the Jan. 30 electronics recycling event at the Cherokee County Administration Building, with 58,117 pounds of material collected during the event.

The Jan. 30 electronics recycling event held by the Cherokee County Recycling Center drew heavy participation from residents of the community.

“We were pleased with the overwhelming response at the electronic recycling event in January,” Community Services Agency Director Bryan Reynolds said in a news release. “We nearly doubled the recyclable material received, from 35,125 pounds in December to 58,117 pounds in January.”

Hosted in partnership with Premier Surplus the event was held at the Cherokee County Administration Building on Bluffs Parkway in Canton. Approximately 540 cars were seen during the four-hour drive through event. Event staff, which included county employees, community service workers and volunteers from the Keep Cherokee Beautiful program, were able to fill two tractor-trailers and two box trucks with recycled items, ranging from household batteries to large projection televisions.

“I want to thank all of the volunteers for their hard work in making these events successful and also thank Premier Surplus for their continued support,” District 3 Commissioner Benny Carter said. “By offering the electronics recycling events, this is just another way we help keep Cherokee clean, green and beautiful.”

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