A pair of special recycling events are coming to Escalon over the next few weeks, with both aimed at helping residents get rid of unwanted, potentially harmful material.
City officials said a ‘Got Drugs?’ recycling effort is planned at the Escalon Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with residents able to turn in used or expired medications for safe disposal. Those planning to dump the drugs are asked to remove pills from the containers and consolidate all pills in a plastic bag, along with removing any personal information. The police department tis at 2040 McHenry Ave., adjacent to City Hall, and will be open for the special drop off.
More information is available by contacting the San Joaquin County Public Works Solid Waste Division at 468-3066 or by visiting www.SJCrecycle.org.
In October, city of Escalon residents can recycle their used tires for free, with that event set up at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave.
Recycling used tires helps clean up neighborhoods, preserves the environment and helps protect local waterways. The effort is sponsored by San Joaquin County, the City of Escalon and the San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps. Limit is nine tires per trip, passenger car or light truck tires only will be accepted. Tires on rims are OK.
The tire recycling event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 and the program is funded by a grant from The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle.