NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - When too many people break the rules, changes have to be made.
It happened today with Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful's recycling program.
The problem isn't too big for KNB's board now that it has the help of a new executive coordinator.
The Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful electronics recycling shed is no more. It was hauled off Thursday from its longtime collection site behind the Nacogdoches Recreation Center.
Too many people just ignored the biggest posted rule, No TVs. Other illegally dumped items were frequently found outside the building.
"They just want to get rid of the stuff," said John Boyette, a KNB Board member. "So now we have to do something with it, so these are actually are gonna go to the city landfill."
But KNB's new executive coordinator Katie Blevins gave some assurance to Nacogdoches residents.
"Electronic recycling is not going away," said Katie Blevins, KNB's executive coordinator. "It's changing to technology recycling."
Household electronics are no longer accepted by the company that hauls off recyclables. It's only recycling technology items.
Computer products, monitors, computers towers, laptops, copiers, printers," Blevins said.
Fortunately, Blevins reached a compromise for KNB patrons stuck with old household electronics.
"The compromise is to have a monthly event that is over by the Farmer's Market," Blevins said. We'll have an event every second Saturday of the month. The first one is September 10."
In addition to accepting technology recyclables, the city will provide a roll-off container for household appliances you need to throw away.
Back at the KNB office, Blevins keeps the public informed on other recycling news through an updated, user friendly website. She developed it herself.
"This is the first thing I did when I started working in June," Blevins said.
KNB's web and Facebook sites have all sorts of useful information, including the rules.
Recycling bins for paper, cardboard, plastics, and glass will remain behind the Nacogdoches recreation center and library.
September 10th's Technology Recycling will be from 9 a.m. to noon across from the Nacogdoches Farmer's Market.
East Texas News did a quick check. Best Buy in Lufkin will take old televisions under 40 inches off your hands. Anything larger will require a fee.