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Longview citywide cleanup slated for April 2

Longview residents are invited to participate in the Citywide Cleanup, Tire Recycling, and Electronics Recycling events from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, April 2, 2011. The events are sponsored by the City of Longview and Keep Longview Beautiful and are in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. All events will be held at or near the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St.

According to City of Longview Community Relations Coordinator Mary Jane Burnett, “This is usually our largest cleanup event of the year volunteers from throughout Longview participating. We encourage as many people as possible to get involved and join the 3.9 million volunteers working nationwide during the Great American Cleanup.”

Citywide Cleanup volunteers clean the street or park of their choice. Volunteers may register, receive supplies, and enjoy refreshments at a 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. kickoff event at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Following the event, Citywide Cleanup volunteers are invited to a “Reporting Party” at 11:45 a.m., where participants may report volunteer results and enjoy lunch. To volunteer in the Citywide Cleanup, please contact the City of Longview at 903-237-1390 or Keep Longview Beautiful at 903-237-4029.

Tire Recycling will also take place from 8:00 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, April 2. During the event, Longview residents may bring tires to the recycling trailer located across the street from the Longview Public Library at 200 W. Cotton St. Tire Recycling is limited to Longview residents and non-commercial users only.

The City of Longview Sanitation Department will sponsor Electronics Recycling for Longview residents from 8:00 a.m. – Noon on April 2. The Electronics Recycling trailer will be located outside the north entrance to City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St., which is across the parking lot from the Library. Items accepted for recycling include: computers, CRT monitors, flat screen LCD’s, networking equipment (servers & cabinets), telecommunications equipment, phone systems/cell phones, video and audio equipment, power supply units, connectors, wire, cables, printed circuit boards, computer cards, printers, and ink cartridges. No television sets, business copiers, or industrial material will be accepted.

To participate in Tire Recycling or Electronics Recycling events, please bring proof of Longview residency such as a water bill. For recycling information, contact the Sanitation Department at 903-237-1250. For more information about these or other City of Longview events, visit LongviewTexas.gov.

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