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County recognized for hazardous waste reduction

A recycling trade association has honored Henderson County for its hazardous waste reduction program.


The county won the Bill Evans and Carol Bond Memorial Award for Outstanding Toxicity Reduction at the annual conference of the Carolina Recycling Association April 10 in Myrtle Beach. The award was also presented Monday at the Henderson County Board of Commissioners' meeting.

The award recognizes an exceptional program that is dedicated to toxicity reduction. The program must show a strong focus on education, collection, processing and disposal. Henderson County's Hazardous Household Waste Program has diverted over 2,000 gallons of household hazardous waste and over 200,000 pounds of electronic waste from being landfilled. This program serves residents at little or no additional cost to the resident and is a true example of a business or program that is dedicated to toxicity reduction, the association said.

The Carolina Recycling Association is a non-profit organization serving the public and private recycling industry in order to advance waste reduction and recycling in North and South Carolina.