City of Lufkin has a campaign to deter people and businesses
Purple signs reading "Purple Pride Do Not Litter," are
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,."
City Manager Keith Wright, who had the idea for the
campaign back in 2009, 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
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!