A team of workers hand off cans of paints and other materials for disposal Jan. 27, during the annual E-Scrap and Hazardous Waste Collection at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. The annual event provides locals with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste, as well as unwanted electronics. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Manatee County worker Robert Crowton, right, removes electronics from a vehicle at the e-scrap collection Jan. 27 at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. A line of vehicles formed 20 minutes before the event opened. People dropped off hard drives and monitors, printers, copiers, televisions, cassette and DVD players, cellphones, stereos, hair dryers and toasters and more.
Dawn Birkeland of Clean Harbors, a hazardous waste collection company, prepares fluorescent light tubes for disposal during the E-Scrap and Hazardous Waste Collection Jan. 27 in Bradenton Beach.
Marylou Kelley, employed with the Bradenton Beach public works department, hauls away cans of paint for disposal. Manatee County Utilities Department and island public works departments organize and help at the event.