Spring cleaning is in full swing, and Richland College and the City of Dallas Sanitation Services are encouraging community members to start going through unwanted items and participate in the spring “Recycling Round-up” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18.
Residents can drop off recyclable items, big or small, including but not limited to electronic items, small appliances, used cooking oil, toys, light bulbs, batteries, textiles, medical equipment and tires. People may also drop off as many as five legal boxes of documents for destruction, though boxes must be no larger than 15 inches by 20 inches, and binders will not be accepted. Other items not accepted include household hazardous chemicals or paint, building supplies, pharmaceuticals, furniture or mattresses.
In addition to recyclable items, Dallas Animal Services will be taking material donations to help shelter animals. Items accepted include new or gently used clean towels or blankets, tennis balls, toys for dogs and cats, dry and canned pet food and new or gently used leashes and collars.
“Richland College is so happy once again to be hosting this event with the City of Dallas,” said Lisa Eades, Richland College associate director of facilities support services. “We’re especially excited that we will be able to help the animals of Dallas Animal Services in addition to helping the community recycle their items.”
The spring “Recycling Round-up” will take place on the Richland College campus, 12800 Abrams Road, in parking lot E located on the west side of campus off Abrams Road and Walnut Street. The event will occur rain or shine, and the first 50 cars in line to drop off recyclables will receive a pair of tickets to the Studio Movie Grill.
For more information on the event, contact the City of Dallas Waste Diversion Hotline at 214-670-4475.