At 8:55a.m., January 15, about eight vehicles were lined up and ready to go at the Fairgrounds in Sonoita when the Suburban Miners truck started loading electronics, scrap metal, appliances and batteries for recycling. After a pretty steady morning, by noon, the truck and trailer were full. All that kept out of the landfill!
At the same time, same place, a Shred-It truck was taking boxes of paper. An estimated 4,000 pounds of paper were shredded.
We want to thank the Fairgrounds for letting us use their parking lot for these events and a big thank you to the Mountain Empire Rotary for providing much needed services.
In addition to providing shredding, keeping a bunch of stuff out of the landfill, and raising enough money to pay the companies, the Rotary Club raised over $900 for their programs. Those programs include scholarships, dictionaries for third graders, birthday books for kids in the local elementary schools, and books of their very own for pre-schoolers. Thank you to all who participated!