On one of the first sunny, crisp days of fall, Recyclepalooza volunteers gathered in the Parker Junior High School parking lot to unload widely various items from a steady stream of vehicles.
Flossmoor Community Engagement Manager Stephanie Wright said the event on Saturday, Oct. 7, was busier this year than in 2022, with 329 vehicles coming through compared to 230 last year.
More than 50 volunteers were on hand. Some unloaded vehicles, some sorted items into boxes or dumpsters.
Wright said she was still gathering results on Tuesday, but some numbers were available to illustrate the volume of recycled goods.
She said Homewood Disposal donated the use of two six-yard dumpsters for the event, and one was filled with cardboard, which went to the company’s recycling facility.
Among a wide variety of other items, people dropped off 329 trophies, 31 American flags and 17 bicycles.