WARSAW — KC Recycling Depot Director Shelly Heckert presented “HHW Past, Present and Future” to the Solid Waste Board at their Dec. 13 meeting.
The presentation was sparked by the information presented to Heckert when she attended the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association conference in September. She cumulated information regarding the history of hazardous waste and the laws that have been established over the last 40 years that dictate how to safely dispose of dangerous materials.
Hazardous waste and environmental protection laws have only been in effect since the early 1970s, expanding as knowledge of products and their potential consequences continually advance. Disposing of waste in ways that promote clean water, air and soil with minimal impact on animals and the environment is why the Solid Waste District exists.
Heckert’s presentation ended with her goals for the future, including a new building that would allow for safer drop offs and ventilation for sorting of hazardous materials. The Depot will continue to provide education for the public regarding the disposal of household wastes and techniques to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
- $37,976.72 in claims were approved.
- Changing Footprints picked up 2,092 pounds of shoes. Two boxes of men’s shoes were delivered to Fellowship Missions.
- America Recycles Day encouraged more recycling of all types. The Depot saw 207 electronic consumers in the last month.
The next Solid Waste Board meeting will be Jan. 10.