2011 TIRE AND ELECTRONIC
September the 17th 2011 was our latest Tire Day
and Electronics Recycling Day. Look for our next recycling
day around September 2012.
Lufkin, Texas – “Tire & Recycling Day” is a convenient way
for City of Lufkin residents to properly dispose of unwanted
tires and electronics.
City of Lufkin Solid Waste Services and Regional Recycling
Center provide the service each year in an effort to cut
down on illegal dumping and minimize health risks to the
“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
“Tire and Electronic Recycling Day” is usually held from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, in September, 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
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.
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
Call (936) 633-0281for more information.
City of Lufkin is beginning a campaign to deter people and
businesses from littering.
Purple signs reading "Purple Pride Do Not Litter," will be
placed around Lufkin, warning people they can receive fines
up to $500 if they are caught littering.
"With all of the positive things happening in Lufkin, we
don't want to get bogged down with unsightly trash blowing
along our roadways and clogging up our drainage ditches,."
Deputy City Manager Keith Wright, who had the idea for the
campaign, said that "we have a real litter problem in the
community," and says he sees these signs, along with
substantial fines, as a way to keep the city of Lufkin
Read more about it in the Lufkin Daily News.
CHOOSE TO RECYCLE!
you have to do is call the City at 633-0281 or click on
Select Your Carts
and let us know you want to recycle.
After signing up, all you have to do is continue placing
your blue cart curbside by 7 a.m. on your regular collection
day. If you requested a larger blue cart, crews will switch
out the carts after they have been emptied, so please leave
your cart curbside until 5 p.m.
We’re calling this campaign
“Go green” by choosing to recycle, which not
only helps the environment but also has an economic impact
on the community. “Go blue” by contacting us to make sure
you have a blue cart.
is easy. All you have to do is place cardboard, paper,
aluminum cans, steel cans and plastic bottles and jugs
inside your blue cart. The material doesn’t have to be
separated, but we do ask you to rinse out bottles and cans
and make sure there’s no food or other contaminates on any
of the material. Then just roll the cart to the curb on
collection day... and we’ll do the rest.
campaign is designed to eliminate contamination from
the recycling stream. Too many households in the past have
used their blue carts for regular household garbage. Dirty
diapers, rotten food, dead animals and other nasty stuff
contaminate the recycling stream. The good work of thousands
of households can be ruined by those who don’t recycle
correctly. Read the editorial in the
Lufkin Daily News.
So make the switch today! Call 633-0281 or click the link
above and CHOOSE TO RECYCLE!
We appreciate the support of our community partners!