Lantana to host hazardous waste collection

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

Denton County will hold their 2nd annual Household Hazardous Waste collection in Lantana on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Lantana North Amenity Center, 11555 Lantana Trail.

Common items accepted at the collection include pesticides, motor oil, herbicides, antifreeze, fertilizers, brake fluid, gasoline, paint, fungicide, and aerosol cans.

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.

Last year, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District collected 13,261 pounds of waste at the collection event in Lantana.

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.

For more information, call Denton County Public Works at 940-349-3250.


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