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So you think you live in a normal environment?

Electric City Mayor John Nordine II told members of the Regional Board of Mayors Monday that Grant County’s Solid Waste Advisory Council’s report shows otherwise.

Nordine sits on the council as the Electric City representative. He recently attended the council’s meeting and, among other things, brought back a report for 2015.

The Regional Board of Mayors, made up of mayors from Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam and Electric City, meets once a month at city hall in Electric City, with oversight of the local transfer station its major responsibility.

Grant County holds two hazardous waste collections in the south part of the county and one at the Delano Regional Transfer Station each year.

In 2015, some 368 vehicles brought in 14.88 tons of household hazardous waste, largely paint.

Some 472 gallons of antifreeze was received, and a total of 2,575 gallons of used oil (9.53 tons).

Some 100 automotive batteries were received at the Ephrata Landfill.

In the recycling area, at the Ephrata Landfill and drop box sites, 0.878 tons of aluminum cans were brought in, along with:

• 13.80 tons of waste paper,

• 81.75 tons of tires,

• 166.71 tons of glass and

• 336.58 tons of scrap metal.

The next household hazardous waste collection will be April 30, in Moses Lake.

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