“This was just as much a success as last year’s event,” said Chick. “Hopefully we can bring them back later this year to offer it again.”
The event was held for the first time last year. During that time over three transfer trucks were filled with used or broken office equipment free of charge. Some of the equipment collected included old television sets, computer monitors, printers, and fax machines, among many other electronics.
Scott Recycling LLC out of Knoxville, Tenn., had contacted Chick last year about coming down to collect the county’s old equipment. Because the county has to surplus its old equipment, the event changed a little to include the community’s throw-a-ways.
“This was a very helpful event,” said Chick, who was surprised at the number of people who utilized the event last year and this year.
Cockrill said this year’s event brought out a lot of people as well. A larger truck was used this time around, Cockrill added and the equipment was stacked a little differently to allow more to be loaded.
“This even tis important because it keeps this equipment off the sides of the road. I would much rather have people bring in the old equipment to be recycled and money made form it that to have to pick it up on the side of the road,” said Cockrill.