Pictured Below: Haz Mat crew at work
Getting Rid Of What We Don’t Need
By N3 News Team
The Department of Public Works puts on an annual hazardous waste collection day each year as part of a county-wide effort to dispose of potentially harmful materials as well as items damaging to the environment. Saturday the Road Commission garage saw a steady stream of vehicles come through the doors to drop off paint cans solvents, chemicals, batteries, light bulbs and lots and lots of tires.
A large group of volunteers emptied the cars and trucks as they rode through to separate and safely ready the collected items for disposal. When N3 visited many elected officials were on board with commissioners Larry Lethorn, Chris Ortwein, Steve Johnson, and Chuck Trapp joining Prosecuting Attorney Bob Springstead, County Clerk Drew Robinson, and...
...Register of Deeds Stu Sanders each doing their part on the Haz-Mat crew.
”We had another very successful day again this year taking in hazardous waste,” said Dale Twing Drain Commissioner and DPW Board Chair. “We believe we did about the same volume , but took in a lot more tires and with the townships will have 4 to 5 semi loads leaving the county. “
“With charging some for tires and the support of the county commissioners along with some generous donations we will help the environment in disposing of these things responsibly.
“We also had fantastic support again from the Newaygo County Road Commission and the use of their facility. We could never do this without the great volunteers and the hard working staff of the Drain office.
“Believe me everyone worked hard."