Look around your garage, shop, or shed and see if you have any old buckets of paint, or maybe a few plastic containers of old motor oil.  Maybe there's an old VCR player that hasn't played a tape in over a decade tucked in a cabinet somewhere.  It's time to take inventory of some of that old junk and get rid of it, safely.

Angelina Beautiful/Clean (AB/C) is holding their 12th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day presented by Lockheed Martin in partnership with the City of Lufkin, Angelina County, CMC Commercial Metals, DETCOG and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The event will take place this Saturday, March 6th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the City of Lufkin Recycling Center located at 500 Southpark Drive in Lufkin.

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In an effort to cut down on illegal dumping in Angelina County and surrounding areas, this convenient drive-thru service is provided to the community at no charge, but tax-deductible donations to Angelina Beautiful/Clean are greatly appreciated. This collection is for households only. Large quantities from businesses, farms, or commercial operations will not be accepted.

“This event is something that our community counts on annually in order to properly dispose of hazardous materials,” said Emily Thornton, Executive Director for Angelina Beautiful/Clean. ”We are proud that we are able to provide this resource for our community each year. It’s our way of helping East Texans continue to make environmentally conscious decisions and prevent illegal dumping. AB/C has received a grant from the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) this year to help fund this project. It’s amazing to see our community come together each year to make a difference, and we are thankful that our organization is able to provide this service for Deep East Texans.”

What can you bring? What's not allowed? Here's a listing of items:

The following items WILL be accepted:

paints, automobile batteries, household cleaners, household chemicals, pesticides, flammables, other hazardous household products, and white goods (old appliances, refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters) electronic wastes (computers, printers, scanners, Palm accessories, power supplies, battery backups, motor oil, antifreeze, cooking oil, cables, toner/ink cartridges, hard drives, CD-roms, speakers, VCR’s, DVD players, stereo equipment, game consoles, digital cameras, any audio or video equipment, networking equipment, tape drives, test equipment, fax machines, keyboards, voice/tape recorders, radios, Walkman products, calculators, cellular phones, and phone accessories).

The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

Tires, infectious medical stats, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and explosives. TV’s and computer monitors are also not accepted at this time.

For more information about Angelina Beautiful/Clean, call (936)63-CLEAN (936-632-5326), visit www.angelinabeautifulclean.org or follow them on Facebook.


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