The eighth annual B'Nai Amoona recycling drive wrapped up earlier this week at the temple's Mason Road parking lot.
Done now in cooperation with the city of Creve Coeur and MERS/Goodwill, the 2012 campaign saw 900 dropoffs of goods which would otherwise end up in area landfills. That translates into 40 tons of material hauled away in trailers.
The 2012 campaign was expanded to include eneral donations, and not just electronic material as it had been in recent years. The 2011 efforted yielded 1600 dropfoffs.
Rain and cooler temperatures didn't combine to help efforts Monday, the second day of the drive. Sharon Summers, Goodwill's Donations Coordinator, said this year's most unusual item was a bubble-gum pink car a toddler could ride around in.
Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz was on hand for the second day of the collection Monday to lend his support.