Second annual Earth Day event planned
By Emily Banks Wooten
One table and about 20 tickets are still available for the 2nd annual Earth Day event and fundraiser hosted by Polk County Recycling & Beautification (PCRB). This year’s event is slated for 2-5 p.m. April 22 at Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm 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. To purchase the last table for $500 or individual tickets for $30 apiece call or text 936-337-3315. Tickets are available at the Polk County Recycle Center located at 10311 N. Hwy 146 in Livingston at the intersection of Hwy. 146 and FM 2665.
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.
The Polk County Recycle Center recently adopted new hours. It is 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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