Recycling center celebrates first year
By Emily Banks Wooten
To date, Polk County Recycling & Beautification (PCRB) has diverted over 88,000 pounds of materials from the Polk County Landfill. PCRB operates the local recycling center which is run by the community, for the community.
Friday is the one-year anniversary of the center and to celebrate, PCRB hosted a recycled art contest. Everyone is encouraged to take recyclables to the center Friday through Nov. 15 during regularly scheduled days and times to enter raffles for a chance to win $1,500 in prizes donated by local residents and businesses and to vote for People’s Choice in the recycled art contest.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and People’s Choice. First place will receive $100. Second place will receive $50. Third place will receive $25. People’s Choice will receive $75. The winners will be announced on America Recycles Day which is Nov. 15.
The recycling center located at 10311 Hwy. 146 in Livingston at the intersection of Hwy. 146 and FM 2665. The recycling center accepts #1-#7 plastics, flattened corrugated cardboard and aluminum and steel “tin” cans and has recently started accepting plastic bags. Only clean materials can be recycled. Plastic containers and steel cans should be rinsed before drop off and boxes should be kept separate from other items to keep them dry.
The center is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PCRB is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with Polk County to provide a reliable recycling service for the residents of East Texas, sustained by grants, donations and the sale of recyclable materials.
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