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WICHITA, Kansas – In hopes of helping people get rid of their unused and potentially hazardous household items, Beechcraft and Cessna partnered in putting on a waste collection event.

Saturday morning and into the early afternoon, cars filed in and out of the Beechcraft parking lot to drop off various items.

About 15 to 20 volunteers helped unload the items out of the cars and pass them onto workers with Wichita Clean Streams helped dispose of the items.

Batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and paint were just some of the things that were dropped off.

Officials with the event say they expected about 600 cars to come through and figured to gather anywhere from 50 to 60,000 pounds of household hazardous waste items.

 

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