How are you doing so far with your New Year's resolutions?  If losing some weight is proving to be a challenge, maybe approach that goal from a different direction.  How about losing some of the clutter from around her house, your garage, or your storage shed.  It's technically still losing weight, right?

Saturday, March 5th, it's time to ditch those old VCR players, plus that old Sony Walkman that you got back when Urban Cowboy was the hottest thing going. Angelina Beautiful/Clean (AB/C) is hosting the 13th 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.

Just head on over to the City of Lufkin Recycling Center located at 500 South Park Drive and take off some weight.  The event will take place Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This drive-thru service is provided to the East Texas community at no charge.  However, donations for Angelina Beautiful Clean are always welcome.

“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. This collection service is not limited to only Angelina County residents. We do not turn anyone away who is looking for an opportunity to properly dispose of items that are harmful to our natural environment. It’s always so amazing to see our community come together each year to help AB/C make a difference, and we are incredibly thankful that our organization is able to provide this service for Deep East Texans.”

This collection is for households only. Large quantities from businesses, farms or commercial operations will not be accepted.

So...what all 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 (printers, scanners, Palm accessories, power supplies, battery backups, 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). Motor oil, antifreeze, and cooking oil.

What is prohibited to bring?

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

For more information about Angelina Beautiful/Clean, please contact Emily Thornton at 93663CLEAN (936-632-5326), visit www.angelinabeautifulclean.org or follow on Facebook.

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