Tire and E-Waste Recycling Collection Day
Tire and Electronic Recycling Day
[LUFKIN, TX] The City of Lufkin Recycling Center and Angelina Beautiful/Clean (AB/C) are partnering for the annual “Tire and Electronic Recycling Day” on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 500 Southpark Dr., Lufkin, TX 75901 from 9am to 12 noon.
This event is a convenient way for Angelina County residents to properly dispose of unwanted tires and electronics. In an effort to cut down on illegal dumping and minimize health risks to the public and environment, people will be able to dispose of household electronics and up to eight tires at no charge. Car and small engine batteries can also be disposed of at this year’s event.
Additional car and light truck tires are accepted but will cost $2.00 for each tire, and semi-truck tires will cost $5.00 each. Off-road tires will not be accepted. The event is open to citizens only; no businesses.
Per Jennifer La Corte, AB/C Executive Director, “Illegal dumping is a concern not only as unsightly litter but can cause health concerns to the public as well. Old tires provide shelter for rodents, and can trap water, providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes. In landfills, tires consume up to 75 percent air space which can become a problem over time with limited land space. In addition, tires may become buoyant if they trap methane gases which can rupture landfill liners thus polluting surface and ground water.”
The Regional Recycling Center collects more than 4,000 tires each year during this event. More than 65 tons of electronics from past Tire and Electronic Recycling Day events have been collected. This keeps unwanted electronics out of the landfill and old tires out of our ditches.
Angelina Beautiful/Clean has a mission to educate and empower East Texans to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment and serves Angelina County to help make it a cleaner, greener place to live, work and play. For more information on this award or any other Angelina Beautiful/Clean program, please contact Jennifer La Corte at 936-63CLEAN (936-632-5326) or visit www.angelinabeautifulclean.org.
For more information about the City of Lufkin’s solid waste management and recycling program, please call 936-633-0281 or visit www.lufkinrecycles.com.
Posted by Emily Thornton on Friday, September 1st, 2017 @ 2:04PM
Categories: News, Press Release
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