It's easy to be green at Lantana Earth Day event

Lantana will go green on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, with a variety of events for residents from 1 to 4 p.m. in the North Amenity Center parking lot.

Activities will include a hazardous household waste disposal, bulk trash drop off, electronics recycling, document shredding for a small fee, green living demonstrations by CoServ and Waste Management, and a tree giveaway.

“As of now we have 100 trees to give to residents thanks to Gold Landscaping’s generous donation,” said Jim VanVickle, a Fresh Water District #6 board member who organized the event.

VanVickle said that a local school is getting involved as well.

“The students at Liberty Christian recently built a solar car and will show it off at the event.”

Scout troop members will be out that day cleaning up the greenbelts and hike and bike trail, said VanVickle.

Kids will enjoy activities courtesy of local organizations and businesses.

“The girl scouts will be on hand doing a “trash to craft” demo for the kids. Lowes has donated some small pots and plants for the kids to plant and take home, and the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Flower Mound will be there making birdhouses with kids,” said VanVickle.

He added that several companies have stepped up to make Lantana a little greener.

“We have received donations from the FWSD’s legal council, Crawford & Jordan LLP, and Lantana developer Republic Property Group in the amount of $500 each for the purchase of trees to replace ones along Lantana Trail that we lost in last year’s storms,” said VanVickle.

“Aaron (Goldstein) with Gold Landscaping has agreed to supply the labor to plant the trees on the district property as well keeping them watered this summer with his water truck.”

VanVickle said that he would like to continue planting trees in the community throughout the year.

“After the Earth Day event I would like to establish some type of program to replace dead trees and fill in the bare spots along Lantana Trail. I am looking into maybe setting up a non-profit where we could accept donations for trees and not have to use any district money.”

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. 

Call 940-728-5050 for more information about Earth Day.


Earth Day 2012

When: Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: Lantana North Amenity Center, 11555 Lantana Trail

Details: Denton County is sponsoring the Household Hazardous Waste Event which is being provided by Upper Trinity Regional Water District. You must have a voucher to participate in the Hazardous Waste Disposal Event. A limited number of vouchers are available at the Denton County Public Works facility located at 1505 E. McKinney Street Suite 175 Denton, TX. 76209. Please do not take any HHW materials to the Public Works Facility. Common Household Hazardous Waste materials include but are not limited to: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, fungicide, gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, paint, and aerosol cans. Items not accepted: Ammunition, explosives, propane/butane cylinders, medical waste, radioactive material, tires, business waste and electronics. For other HHW materials accepted or questions regarding vouchers call the Denton County Public Works Department at (940) 349-3250.

Trees will be given away to the first 100 residents compliments of Gold Landscape.

Liberty Christian will display their solar car, and a fire truck will be on hand for the kiddos.  CoServ will have a booth and they will have their arcing demonstration at the event.

Waste Management staff will be onsite handing out educational and promotional information.

A document shredder company will be onsite to shred documents. They will charge $10.00 for the first box and $5.00 for each additional box.

An electronics recycling company will be onsite.  A $20.00 fee to accept TV’s will be required.  However, other electronics will be recycled for no charge.

Spring Cleanup Event: Participation is limited to Lantana residents only, due to limited space in the roll off dumpster. Clean out those closets, garages and attics. Only landfill appropriate materials will be accepted. No HHW materials, tires, batteries, medical waste, refrigeration equipment*, pesticides, petroleum products, antifreeze etc. can be placed within the roll off dumpster.

*Refrigeration equipment may be discarded if accompanied with a certificate of Freon evacuation.

Contact the Water District offices at (940) 728-5050 if you have any questions regarding the Cleanup Event. Information regarding the event is also online at the Water Districts’ website:

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