Recycling remains a big project at Habitat for Humanity

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[January 14, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

It may be hard to believe that there are so many old computers and televisions in Logan County, but according to Michael Irwin of Habitat for Humanity, the large number of items dropped off for recycling Saturday is typical of what happens each month.

Habitat, working in conjunction with the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, collects electronics one Saturday a month and then in turn sells the items to a recycler to help fund some of Habitat's building costs.

By noon Saturday, the warehouse was filling up quickly with items wrapped and on pallets for pickup, and there was still a large number of items that needed to be likewise packaged up.

Pictures by Nila Smith

This massive pile outside the Habitat warehouse is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

Volunteers sort through items that have been brought in.


This pile is primarily televisions, while on the other side of the overhead door, the pile consists of mainly computer items.

Bob Chamberlain of Habitat starts working to maneuver a pallet of items into an empty space inside the warehouse.

A quick look, and he stops to clear out some loose items on the floor.

He then gets the pallet in place.


Michael Irwin watches as Chamberlain eases the pallet into a spot just big enough.

The warehouse is getting full, but there are still many items that will have to be stored inside until the recycling truck comes to collect them.


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