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Interfaith EHI: Milwaukee collects 36 tons of e-waste, drugs

Interfaith environment action: Milwaukee area residents turn in about 32 tons of electronics and 3.5 tons of pharmaceuticals in EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge<br />
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Milwaukee area residents turned in 32 tons of electronic waste and 3.5 tons of pharmaceuticals during two events in EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge<br />
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There were two collection events in the Milwaukee area as part of the EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge.<br />
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About 3.5 tons of pharmaceuticals were turned by the public during the Milwaukee area&acirc;��s Medicine Collection Day on Saturday, April 19, 2008.<br />
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Meanwhile - the Milwaukee DPW organized an electronics collection on Saturday, April 26, 2008 that garner about 32 tons of electronics.<br />
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Hundreds of Milwaukee residents dropped off electronics as nearly 32 tons of e-waste was collected during the Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge.<br />
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The Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) kept things organized and flowing smoothly as cars lined up to drop off electronics for recycling.<br />
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The collection site off-loaded an average of three cars per minute.<br />
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The electronics are often called e-waste or e-scrap.<br />
Officials say 706 cars dropped off electronics at the collection site located in a large parking lot south of the Italian Community Center just west of the Summerfest Grounds.<br />
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This collection site was within eyeshot of Lake Michigan near the Henry Maier Festival Park better known as the Summerfest Grounds where the world's largest music festival is held. <br />
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The one-day collection event, organized by the City of Milwaukee DPW, was held on April 26, 2008<br />
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