GRAPEVINE — The city and Keep Grapevine Beautiful are hosting the Fifth Annual Grapevine Recycles Day on Nov. 9.The event, which will include recycling education and collection, will be held from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Municipal Service Center, 501 Shady Brook Drive.Educational information and demonstrations will also be hosted in the city’s parking lot area across the street at 500 Shady Brook Drive.Acceptable items include:• Paper Shredding (limit of 5 "office" boxes or 200 lbs.)• Styrofoam (clean, white packing foam and packing peanuts)• Cell phones and PDAs• Eyeglasses and hearing aids• Mattresses• Electronics• Batteries• Metal• Ink jet/toner cartridges• Tires• Donation items (clothes, shoes and reuse items)• Food donations• Toy donations (new)Items that will not be accepted include household hazardous waste (paint, oil, pesticide/herbicides), liquids of any kind, unknown waste, ammunition/explosives, closed cylinders (extinguishers, propane tanks), medical waste, radioactive material and commercial or business waste.Although the event is free to Grapevine residents, one canned or dry food item is requested. Goods will be collected for families in need and distributed by GRACE.The Grapevine Police Department will accept new unwrapped toys at the event. New toy donations are administered through the department’s Santa Cop program.The city is taking orders for rain barrels, which can be picked up at the Recycles Day Event. For additional questions regarding this event, contact the city’s Public Works Department at 817-410-3330 or visit www, grapevinetexas.gov.
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367