Georgetown, Kentucky (May 8, 2015) — According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year. These are items that we probably don’t think about as hazardous waste (batteries, nail polish, household cleaners, pesticides, and paint among many others) not to mention the cadmium, lead and mercury contained in many of our household electronic devices. Without proper disposal, these items usually find their way to local landfills where they can accumulate and cause significant environmental damage.
Since 1994, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) has held its SuperRecycling Day to help team members and the community safely dispose of household hazardous waste collecting more than 300 tons during that time.
The 2015 SuperRecycling Day will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in cooperation with the City of Georgetown, Scott County Fiscal Court, and local recycling vendor Green Metals, Inc.
Items that will be accepted during the SuperRecycling Day include: Pesticides, herbicides, batteries, paints and solvents and miscellaneous kitchen and household cleaning products. E-waste includes: Televisions, computers, VCRs, DVDs, cell phones, printers, ink cartridges, batteries, radios, stereos and CD players.
Used motor oil, large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, etc.), tires, medications and ammunition will not be accepted during SuperRecycling Day.
Members of the community should enter TMMK at Gate 7 and follow the SuperRecycling Day signs.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Toyota’s largest vehicle manufacturing plant in North America, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (Toyota Kentucky) produced the first American-made Camry in 1988. Over 10 million vehicles have rolled off Toyota’s assembly line in Georgetown, where full-time employment is around 7,000 people and investment tops $5.9 billion. In addition to the Camry, America’s best-selling car, Toyota Kentucky manufactures the Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza, and four-cylinder and V-6 engines. Beginning late 2015, the plant will begin production of the first U.S.-assembled Lexus, adding 50,000 vehicles to its current annual capacity of 500,000 (engine production capacity: 600,000).
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.