Shredding and recycling day

Denton police officers and Althea Parent

Denton police officers and Althea Parent

Althea Parent

May 16 was a bit cloudy and threatening of rain, but it held off which made it the perfect day for this event. Residents started arriving at 8:00 a.m. but had to wait until the event started at 9:00 a.m. We do ask that you not arrive quite as early; the recycling vehicles need to setup, and they usually don’t arrive until 8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

The activities coordinator brings this event twice a year to the community, and with the help of other staff members it helps you get rid of your personal papers, batteries, drugs or old electronics in an environmentally safe way.

Computer Crushers was a little late arriving due to getting lost but took every possible electronic, and the 10-ton truck was about three-fourths full. Denton Police Department was here to take your unused or expired medications and dispose of them properly, which saves our landfills and contaminate our water. They also took all those household batteries. Magic Shred worked hard shredding those bags and boxes full of documents. We do ask if you’re bringing items to shred, please remove them from any binders. Removing papers fro the binders will save time and get your documents into the shredding truck faster. The truck is unable to shred 3-ring and/or plastic binders.

Having this event twice a year seems to keep the cars flowing and didn’t overload the truck. Hopefully the map and moving the Computer Crusher to a different location in the parking lot helped so you didn’t have to wait in any line for long periods of time.

I would like to thank those that helped with this event. Robson Ranch Patrol, Dick Anderson, as well as facilities attendants Jim McCormack, John Stanton, Joe and Yuriy Boychuk who worked as a team to unload, dump, breakdown and dispose of the boxes left behind.

If you need to dispose of unused or expired medications before the next recycling day, there is a kiosk at 601 E. Hickory St. For additional information visit this website:

Don’t toss toxics! The City of Denton Home Chemical Collection Program provides proper disposal of household hazardous waste. For your convenience all Denton residents receive at-home collection by calling 940-349-8700 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Visit for additional information on items accepted.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 31, for the next recycling day.