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Earth Week in Grand Prairie
Posted Date: 4/21/2014

Community Earth Day Event • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Center, 310 Armed Forces Dr.
Sponsored by the U.S. Army 63rd Regional Support Command and the City of Grand Prairie. Sustainable and alternative energy displays, free trees, children's recycling crafts and activities, water quality testing kits, honey tasting, bee keeping display, Dallas Zoo Adventure Animals, guest speaker Mayor Ron Jensen, food vendors and more. Free e-waste collection of TV’s, monitors, computers, laptops, stereos, printers, cell phones, ipods, DVD players and digital cameras. (Batteries, light bulbs, exercise equipment and appliances will not be accepted.) Information: Mike Strauss, 923-858-3354.

Tire Amnesty Day: Free Tire Recycling Event • Friday, April 25, 2014 • 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd.
In the spirit of Earth Week April 21-25, Grand Prairie is conducting a citywide cleanup of illegally dumped tires, which will be recycled thanks to a grant from the nonprofit organization Bluebonnet Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D). In addition, the city offers residents the chance to turn in their own tires – free of charge – during "Tire Amnesty Day" on Friday, April 25, at the Grand Prairie Landfill. The Landfill, 1102 MacArthur Blvd., will waive the usual recycling fee for up to 10 tires per resident on April 25. Recycling is the only environmentally responsible way to dispose of tires.

E-Waste Recycling Event • Saturday, April 26, 2014 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover
Free e-waste recycling for Grand Prairie businesses and residents. Items accepted include laptops, televisions, cell phones, printers, copiers, small appliances, and more. Information: View Flier (PDF)