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By Emily Banks Wooten
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Polk County Recycling & Beautification (PCRB) will host its 2nd annual Earth Day Event and Fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. April 22 at Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farms located at 307 Dickens Ranch Rd. in Livingston.

The event will include live music by CC & the Road Dawgs, food, wine, raffles, a silent auction, door prizes and more. Tickets are $30 apiece and are currently available at the Polk County Recycle Center located at 10311 N. Hwy 146 in Livingston at the intersection of Hwy. 146 and FM 2665. Tables are $500 but there are only a few tables left. For additional information, call or text 936-337-3315.

The Polk County Recycle Center has been open for approximately 17 months and during that time has diverted over 125,000 pounds of materials from the Polk County Landfill.

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. The center can accept #1-#7 plastics, flattened cardboard and aluminum and steel “tin” cans.

Materials should be relatively clean which will make them more valuable to buyers, helping PCRB to support the program for years to come. Materials should also be presorted as much as possible.

Beginning March 28, the Polk County Recycle Center will have new hours. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays and until 4:30 p.m. by appointment.

A second location is available at 416 Onalaska Loop in Onalaska. It is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To learn more about PCRB and the recycle center, or to become a volunteer or make a donation, visit the website at pcrbtexas.org.

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