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Hazmat Collection Event Nets 43 Tons

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San Andreas, CA — Calaveras County´s annual household hazardous waste collection event is being called a success with 43 tons of waste collected.

2,200 tires were brought in to collection sites in San Andreas, Copperopolis, Arnold, West Point and Angels Camp.

735 residents participated in the event, which was 275 more than last year.

Recycling program coordinator Cynthia Knapp says the numbers closely reflect last year´s.

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Written by Vanessa Turner.