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First annual Earth Day planned for community

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

The first annual Lantana Earth Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the North Amenity Center pavilion at the corner of Lantana Trail and Stacee Lane.

A ceremonial tree planting will kick off the day at 8:00 a.m., followed by other activities including a hike and bike trail clean up, electronic waste collection by Computer Crushers, household hazardous waste collection, appearance by the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department fire truck and kid-friendly environmental presentations and giveaways sponsored by Waste Management and CoServ. 

The event will also give residents the opportunity to meet elected officials from the Fresh Water Supply District and Lantana Crime Watch volunteers who will be serving free hot dogs and beverages at the pavilion.

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

Fresh Water Supply District #6 board member Jim VanVickle is coordinating the event.

“I have taken on this endeavor to further awareness of the importance of recycling and various ways that we as a community can improve the environment for our future generations,” said VanVickle.
 
Denton County is sponsoring the household hazardous waste collection from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the North Amenity Center parking lot, accepting items such as aerosol cans, antifreeze, brake fluid, fertilizer, fungicides, gasoline, herbicides, motor oil, paint and pesticides.

Vouchers must be used in conjunction with the hazardous waste collection and can be obtained for free at Denton County Public Works located at 1505 E. McKinney Street, Suite 175, Denton, TX 76209.  

“The normal cost of the hazardous waste voucher is approximately $80 so we are really excited to be working with Denton County in providing these vouchers free of charge,” said VanVickle.

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. 

For additional information about the event, call the Lantana Fresh Water District office at 940-728-5050.

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