Abingdon, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/23/2014 -- As one of the leading hazardous waste disposal companies in the nation, MXI Maumee Express, Inc. routinely holds one-day household hazardous waste collection events for communities, counties, and municipalities. In late November, the company held a collection at the Schuylkill County Office of Solid Waste and Resource Management. It was the first event on location at the Schuylkill County Office in almost 20 years.
The program resulted in a great turnout of local residents, as MXI, Inc. collected over 100,000 pounds of household hazardous waste materials. Services from MXI were provided through a contract with the state Department of Agriculture's CHEMSWEEP. The collection was run smoothly and efficiently, receiving tremendous feedback from the county with participation exceeding 2,000 vehicles.
Collection events are organized in a way for residents of the community or county to pull up in their vehicle and drop off materials in a drive-thru fashion without a surcharge in order to collect the highest amount of products during the event. At the Schuylkill Mall, 53 employees of MXI were present to gather the materials. Events provide residents with a proper way to dispose of hazardous materials.
"The turnout was fantastic today," said Jon Ramsey, the project manager for the job. "It always feels great to help people by getting some of this waste material out of their homes and dealt with in a proper manner. Our staff did an excellent job as well. It was a great day for MXI's Household Hazardous Waste Program."
Over 1,800 cans of paint were received at the collection. Additionally, residents dropped off gasoline, cleaners, batteries, expired pool chemicals, and fluorescent light bulbs. The amount of materials collected were enough to fill six truckloads, which were immediately transported to their MXI's Materials Recovery Facility in Virginia. At the facility, the company recycles the latex paint for reuse, bulks flammable wastes for fuels blending, and safely repackages toxic and reactive wastes to be sent to a specialized facilities for handling various hazardous wastes.
To inquire about holding an event with the nation's premier hazardous waste removal companies, or to learn more about their efficient process, please visit the website today.
About MXI Maumee Express, Inc.
Founded in 1960, MXI Maumee Express, Inc. has been transporting, separating, and reusing waste material at their state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility in Abingdon, VA. With locations all across the country—Abingdon; Langhorne, PA; Fontana, CA; and Sumter, SC—they use their own transportation to ensure the safe and secure delivery of unsalable products and waste. By recycling the waste, they are able to provide renewable energy to the products they service.
For more information about their services, please visit http://www.mxiinc.com/