May 7, 2011

A big thank you to all the volunteers, Concord Public Works (CPW) staff and others who helped out at another successful DropOff SwapOff Day on Saturday. The forecast was threatening, but it turned out to be a beautiful day, with just a few sprinkles near the end of the event. Attendance at the DropOff was the third largest on record, with 979 paying vehicles coming through checkout.
As usual, we have no way to count how many people came through the SwapOff area, but we know it was busy! Once again we had well over 100 volunteers helping out during the course of the day. A special thank you to the many volunteers who stayed on for an extra shift or switched to a different area as we juggled people to cover everything. Everyone did a wonderful job.

Summary of the Items Collected at the DropOff


  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of carpet
  • 1 30 yard roll-off container of upholstered furniture
  • 1 5-gallon buckets of lead acid batteries
  • 1 box of crayons
  • 1 box of ink jet printer cartridges
  • 1 bucket of assorted batteries
  • 1 container of controlled substances
  • 1 truckload of reusable building materials
  • 1/2 truckload of children's items
  • 1/4 box of tennis balls
  • 12 refrigerators
  • 14 Boxes of sneakers for Nike
  • 19 backpacks
  • 2 5-gallon buckets of rechargeable batteries
  • 2 boxes of Sharps
  • 2 van loads plus 3/4 truckload of household goods
  • 21 55 gal bags of plastic bags
  • 23 laser jet printer cartridges
  • 265 bags of Styrofoam
  • 29 dehumidifiers
  • 3 bags of bubble wrap
  • 3 bags of towels
  • 3 boxes of 8 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 3 containers of 4 foot fluorescent bulbs
  • 3 helium tanks
  • 3,500 pounds of paper were collected for off-site shredding
  • 3,600 pounds of books
  • 3/4 of a 5-gallon bucket of mercury thermostats and thermometers
  • 300 pounds of CDs, VHS, DVDs, Cassettes
  • 38 microwaves
  • 39 air conditioners
  • 39 propane tanks
  • 4 containers of rags
  • 40 toilets
  • 5 30 yard roll-off containers of scrap metal
  • 53 mattresses
  • 6 bags of sneakers for Goodwill
  • 6 Laptop computers (working)
  • 7 boxes of unwanted medicine
  • 8 boxes of compact fluorescent bulbs
  • 82 cell phones
  • 83 bikes
  • 90% of a 53 foot truck was filled with electronics

In addition, we also collected 5 30-yard roll off containers of wood and construction debris that will be recycled into low level reuse and 6 30-yard roll off containers of oversized waste that will be land filled.

Volunteer Leaders

  • Fred Serr, DropOff Volunteer Coordinator
    Contact Fred by sending him an email.
  • Nancy Kerr, SwapOff Volunteer Coordinators
    Contact Nancy by sending her an email.