ANGELINA COUNTY, (Press release) - Angelina County residents participated in Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 8th. Over 345 cars drove though the Lufkin Middle School parking lot to dispose of over 18 tons of hazardous household materials.
Many local businesses helped make this event a huge success. Lockheed Martin was on site with over 25 volunteers helping with everything from traffic control to pouring paint to be recycled to cooking hotdog's for over 65 volunteers. The City of Lufkin Regional Recycling Center helped sort E Waste and made sure recyclables were taken to the City of Lufkin Recycling Center where over 140 gallons of motor oil was collected. CMC Recycling participated in the event by collecting over 8,000 pounds of automobile batteries and scrap metal to be recycled. Goodwill Industries filled 2 box trucks of computers and electronic waste to be recycled.
Over 6,000 pounds of electronic waste and over five tons of paint were collected to be recycled during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
"This event provided a wonderful service to Angelina County. The materials collected during this event will be properly disposed of and will not end up the landfill or our natural environment," said Amanda Anderson, Angelina Beautiful/Clean Interim Executive Director.
This event was made possible by Lockheed Martin, The City of Lufkin, Angelina Beautiful/Clean and CMC Recycling. A special thanks to all those who participate in helping make Angelina County a better place to live, work, and play.