LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County leaders were surprised by this year's electronic drop-off turnout.
On Saturday, dozens of people made their way to McCutcheon High School to drop off their unused electronics.
The event was designed to give the community a free way to dispose of their electronics.
McCutcheon High School has partnered with Oscar Winski to get rid of the materials. Everything from tv's, microwaves and power cords were collected.
County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh said this event continues to grow each year.
“We started at 8 o'clock this morning and you can see we have taken in, we've had a line all day long and we have great volunteers here who are helping to unload the cars as they stop,” said Murtaugh. “We're getting people through as fast as we can.”
McCutcheon High School senior Luz Diaz volunteered her morning to help. She said it was a great experience seeing the community's interest.
“I think it's great for everybody that showed up today, that they were aware where things should be going and they were aware of what to bring and what not to bring and I think that was great for people in our community to do,” said Diaz.
The electronic day is held twice a year in the spring and fall. Murtaugh said if you missed this Saturday’s event, hold on to your electronic for the next event.