Lions deliver nine E-Cycle pallets to Tacoma
Nearly 3,000 pounds of televisions, computers, computer monitors and laptops were collected at the City of Forks E-Cycle Event held on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Rod Fleck, attorney/planner for the City of Forks supervised the packing of the materials for eventual delivery to Metro Metals Northwest Inc. in Tacoma by a contracted hauler. The transport was paid for by the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority (WMMFA).
The Forks Lions Club was planning to deliver two logging truckloads of Douglas-fir and hemlock firewood to Quincey, Wash. on Friday, October 18 in exchange for three trailer loads of produce for local food banks.
The Club volunteered to deliver the e-cycled materials to Tacoma in the empty trailers on their way to Eastern Washington.
Early Friday, ten Forks Lions Club members helped load, transport and unload the pallets.
According to Lions president David Hurn, the arrangement worked out great. “It was perfect timing,” he said, “and the money earned for the transport from the WMMFA will be used for other Lions charities in the Forks Community.”
Hurn said that the Lions have been exchanging firewood for produce for the past 50 years and the project is very popular. Logging trucks, owned by Barry Swanson and Dilley and Soloman, delivered the small-diameter trees, cut and split them, for local distribution.
Upon the return trip to Forks, the empty trailers were filled with local produce for delivery to the local food banks.