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Fall Clean and Tire Amnesty Days coming Oct. 7 – 9

By Bob Ervin - Recycling Manager for Environmental Recycling Center



ABILENE, Texas – Clear out unwanted items from your property and recycle them during the upcoming Fall Clean and Tire Amnesty Days. During this annual event, citizens have a chance to spruce up their homes and properties while conveniently dropping off their cast-off items at the City of Abilene ’s Environmental Recycling Center , 2209 Oak St . The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Due to safety concerns, Oak Street will turn into a one way street with vehicles entering from South 25th Street , on Saturday, Oct. 9. {{more}} Typically, the ERC is a drop-off point for citizens to bring almost any type of recyclable materials including plastics, glass and cardboard to bulkier items such as outdated electronics, furniture and old appliances. However, certain items such as large-scale remodeling project materials will not be accepted. While most items may be dropped off free of charge, citizens will be asked to off-load their own items. At this year’s Fall Clean, citizens may bring up to eight passenger tires without rims, free of charge with proof of residency . However, truck tires without rims are $6.00 and with rims $8.00. Ag tires will be accepted without rims only for a $35.00 per tire service fee. No commercial or business tires will be accepted. For more information on recycling or the Fall Clean event, call 672-2209

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