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Earth Day is April 22 and everyone in Sweetwater can easily do their part to help the environment. If you were unaware, Sweetwater has a refuse disposal and recycling drop-off center located at 807 W. Broadway and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off center provides a spot for area residents and businesses to take their refuse for transit to a certified disposal site. The center also allows the public to bring their recyclables â€” metal, glass, cardboard, paper, tires, used motor oil and filters, brush and yard waste â€” at no cost.
Having this waste and recyclables center reduces the potential for illegal dumping and supports the 40% waste reduction goal set by Texas Legislation of 1991, but the responsibility also lies with the businesses and citizens of Sweetwater.
Sweetwater also has a landfill, located at 3000 W. Alabama and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Admittance to the landfill requires proof of residence in Sweetwater.