LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - "Tire & Electronic Recycling Day" is a convenient way for City of Lufkin residents to properly dispose of unwanted tires and electronics.
City of Lufkin Recycling Center and Angelina Beautiful/Clean provide the service each year in an effort to cut down on illegal dumping and minimize health risks to the public.
According to Michael Cleghorn, City of Lufkin Solid Waste, "The Regional Recycling Center collects around 4000 tires each year we host the event. To date we have collected about 13,000 tires and 30 tons of Electronics from past Tire and Electronic recycling day events. This keeps unwanted electronics out of the landfill and old tires out of our ditches. This year we have STS Electronic Recycling handling our electronic recycling. According to STS President Steve Norton, they can handle just about any kind of electronic device. "Thanks to the community and a great group of sponsors, we're looking forward to another successful event this year."
"Tire and Electronic Recycling Day" will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September the 17th, at the Regional Recycling Center, located at 500 South Park Drive. Local residents will be able to dispose of up to eight tires at no charge.
Additional car and light truck tires will cost $2.00 for each tire, and semi-truck tires will cost $6.00 each. Off-road tires will not be accepted, and the event is open to citizens only, no businesses.
TV's and other household electronics (No Appliances) can be disposed of at no charge.
Car and small engine batteries can also be disposed of at this year's event. There is no charge for this service.
"It's a chance for them to dispose of them properly so they don't end up in containers out at their curbside, which we won't pick up if they're in a container at curbside. This is a chance for them to dispose of those type of products. They don't end up in the road ditches, and they don't end up in our landfills," said Cleghorn.
Community sponsors of this year's event include: STS Electronic Recycling; Herman Power Tire Service; Lufkin Daily News; and radio stations KICKS 105, Q107, and KFOX 95.5.