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Fall Clean-Up Day Yields Big Results

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2014

Media Contact:
Scott Packard, Public Information Officer
(830) 386-2590 (o)
(830)560-6270 (c)
spackard@seguintexas.gov

Fall Clean-Up Day Yields Big Results
Trash, Metal and Paper Collection Surpasses Previous Event

SEGUIN, Texas – The amount of trash, metal and paper collected during the City of Seguin’s most recent clean-up day surpassed that of the most recent event. Fall Clean-Up Day on October 18 yielded 50.06 tons of trash and metal, 6,383 pounds of paper and 624 junk tires.

“We are very pleased with these results,” Seguin Public Information Officer Scott Packard said. “We do these clean-up events twice yearly and we’re happy that residents are showing up and taking advantage.”

Progressive Waste Solutions provided trash collection service. Shred It provided a mobile paper shredder for residents to dispose of sensitive documents. Tires were collected by Earth Energy Tire Recycling. Collection of unwanted items was free for Seguin residents. Several City of Seguin employees volunteered to assist residents unload vehicles and trailers.

The preceding clean-up event, Spring Clean-Up Day, collected a total of 24.9 tons of trash and metal, 4,000 pounds of paper and 859 junk tires. The next clean-up event is scheduled for March 7, 2015. Details will be released closer to the event.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located off Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash