Methow Recycles staged another successful metal drive last weekend, with 219 visitors donating 64 tons of recoverable scrap metal on Saturday and Sunday, according to Executive Director Betsy Cushman.
Scrap metal brought to the drive will be sold and remade into new products, with proceeds helping fund Methow Recycles programs to promote waste reduction, materials reuse and recycling in the Methow Valley, Cushman said in a press release.
“I am truly delighted with how the community responded to our call for recyclable metal,” she said. “Our board decided last fall that a metal drive would be an important event to help recovery efforts from last summer’s disasters. And it was. We accepted many loads of fire-scorched metal for which we were happy to help dispose of, and yet touched that each load had a human story attached to it.”
Two dozen community volunteers greeted a steady stream of visitors, weighing loads and unloading vehicles. Staff at Cascade Concrete, the drop-off location, helped by keeping a metal crusher in constant motion over the two days to process the mountain of metal that was dropped off, Cushman said.