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E-Waste Recycling Event Results

Graham County Make-A-Difference E-Waste and Appliance Recycling Event Results

This event was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Safford Landfill.

48,260 lbs. = 24 tons collected and recycled!  130 large appliances included. That is more than 3 times what we had last year!  (2016 – 14,000 lbs. – 7 tons and approximately 180 vehicles.)

383 vehicles – 75 % of the vehicles that came through the line had e-waste to get rid of as well as landfill refuse.  There were about 40 that were there only to dump e-waste and about 50 that were there only for the land fill.  We had a total of 18 volunteers; Total of 383 vehicles —- 183 Safford – 74 Thatcher – 34 Pima – 92 County.

Thanks to all of the volunteers and community partners that made this event successful!  We are making progress in the proper disposal of Electronic waste and Appliances in Graham County.  Please continue to support recycling efforts that are ongoing in the Gila Valley.  Together we can Make-A-Difference!

Community Events from the Chamber of Commerce

The Graham County Chamber of Commerce is sharing their calendar with us.  Take a look!

Events

Graham County P.O.W.W.O.W. Farmer's Market

NOTICE:  The May P.O.W.W.O.W. has been cancelled.  Please plan on joining us in November.  Stay tuned late October for new P.O.W.W.O.W. information.

60 lbs. of produce for $10!!  This event is for EVERYONE!  There are no income qualifications.  Read on for full info…

Check out the photos below of the produce we distributed in February, March and April!  Beautiful!  Our volunteers help us sort through every single box of produce so that you are able to take home the best of what is available. 

We seriously welcome any volunteers!!  With enough help, each event can run very smoothly and it can be a lot of fun working with your family and friends.  Please consider helping us out at our next P.O.W.W.O.W.

We recommend you bring your own laundry baskets, toy wagons, plastic grocery bags, boxes, etc. for your produce.  We don’t always have enough bags or boxes for everyone.  Thank you!

Please do NOT use the Home Depot shopping carts to gather produce. Thank you!!

THIS IS WHAT WAS AVAILABLE IN APRIL:  We will post the November 2017 produce the day before the P.O.W.W.O.W.  

  • 4 Butternut Squash
  • 12 Red Bell Peppers
  • 7 Mini Peppers
  • 10 Vine Tomatoes
  • 24 Round Tomatoes
  • 9 lbs. of Green Beans

Our first Produce On Wheels With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) took place on November 30th, 2016 and was a huge success!  The produce arrived early in the morning and our volunteers began setting up soon after. 

Our second event took place on a rainy December 21, 2016.  We had a good turnout but, not as big as the first one.  The flow of people was steady throughout the event, so no one had to wait in line for a long period of time. 

Every event will offer different produce.  We will post a current list of produce on the day of or day before each P.O.W.W.O.W.

We need volunteers.  Please contact 928-792-5368.  Bring your friends and family to help out, it can be a fun experience!

A P.O.W.W.O.W. will take place once a month from November 2017 till May 2018.  Here is a schedule of dates and time.

  • Dates pending.  Stay tuned. 
Produce on Wheels With Out Waste is a program of Borderlands Food Bank a Division of Diabetes Prevention and Aid Fund.  For more information on the program contact their Hotline: 1-800-551-6764, go to www.borderlandsfoodbank.org or http://facebook.borderlandsfoodbank.org.

A $10 (cash only) contribution to shop for 60 lbs. of fresh, nutritious produce.  There are no income qualifications but you are required to register.  You will be able to register for an ID card at the distribution site.  The events will take place at the Home Depot parking lot.  Participants are not required to accept all produce but cannot substitute one variety for another.  Boxes are available to shop for your produce but you are more than welcome to bring your own boxes, bags, toy wagons, or carts.

At our first event we had enough volunteers to assist participants carry watermelon and entire boxes of produce to their vehicles.  Our volunteers were able to assist elderly and disabled participants collect their produce also.  We hope to continue with this type of assistance.  If anyone is interested in volunteering at any of our future events please contact our Graham County Health Department-HAPI Program at 928-792-5368.