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County to take household hazardous waste during ‘green’ event

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Area residents will have the opportunity to make their community a little more clean and green this October.

Denton County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection event in conjunction with Lantana’s First Annual Earth Day on Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lantana North Amenity Center, 11555 Lantana Trail.

As part of Denton County’s Storm Water Management Program, the county has entered into a contract with the Upper Trinity Regional Water District to assist residents in collecting and disposing of their household hazardous waste, according to Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads.

“I am pleased to be able to bring this program to the residents of Southwest Denton County. This partnership with Upper Trinity will help protect the Lake Lewisville watershed, and keep our drinking water clean,” said Eads.

Residents who wish to participate in the collection need to pick up a free voucher prior to the event at Denton County Public Works, located at 1505 E McKinney Street, Suite 175, Denton, TX 76209. 

There are a limited number of vouchers available on a first come first serve basis, so residents are encouraged to coordinate with their neighbors to maximize the effectiveness of the program, Eads said.

The first annual Lantana Earth Day will take place on the same day at the North Amenities Center pavilion, with activities beginning at 8:00 a.m. and running until noon on Oct. 9th.

Fresh Water Supply District #6 board member Jim VanVickle, who is coordinating the event, said that there will be something for the whole family, including a hike and bike trail clean up, electronic waste collection, kid’s activities, food and prizes and other earth-friendly events.

The first 100 participating residents will receive a free tree donated by Gold’s Landscaping. 

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