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Recycling: A continuing service to area

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Recyclable materials drop-off for Holly Lake Ranch residents continues on the same schedule that has been observed for the past three years-on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to Noon. Plastic containers, newspapers, cardboard, car batteries and used engine oil in containers should be taken to the Holly Lake Airport on Saturday, September 11.
Because there is no current market for glass or for "tin" or steel cans, these items should not be taken to the Holly Lake dropoff or placed in bags at Hawkins. Aluminum (beverage) cans are still accepted at the Holly Lake dropoff. These are given to the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Brush burn site open September 11
The brush burn site off of CR-3540 (Airpark road) for HLR residents will be open Saturday, September 11 as well. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Nothing can be accepted except natural brush and trees. There is a charge of $5.00 per load.
Hawkins recycles second/fourth Wednesday
Hawkins residents can take advantage of the free recycling service offered by the Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste Management District (USVSWMD). Hawkins curbside pick-ups are done the second and fourth Wednesday. For September those Wednesdays are September 8 and September 22.
Blue plastic bags needed for recycling in Hawkins are available at City Hall. Or, residents can call Mary Jane Mathis at 903 763-2123 to arrange for bags to be dropped off at their homes. The filled blue bags should be curbside early in the morning in front of your residence on the Wednesdays on the scheduled pick-up dates.
This recycling service is provided to Hawkins and Holly Lake residents by Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waster Management District at no charge or fee. The recyclable materials are sold to offset most of the costs of collection.
In addition to pickup service, USVSWMD operates a recycle station in Precinct 3 on CR-3940 (west on CR-3920 to 3940 then south) where all the same materials can be dropped off. Hours of the recycle station are Noon-to-5 Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Aluminum cans to HLVFD
Holly Lake residents are reminded that the recycling of aluminum cans is an important continuing source of funds for the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Your soda and beverage cans can be dropped off at the fire station at any time.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Holly Lake Recycling operation, or with the Holly Lake Brush Collection Site, please call:
Recycling-Mary Jane Mathis-903 763-2123
Brush Collection-Jay Blint-903 769-2693