Special to The Dallas Examiner
2020 Lancaster Trash Off & City-Wide Clean Up
LANCASTER – The city of Lancaster has plans to continue its commitment of being clean and green, while providing a healthy, safe and vibrant community for its citizens. In support of “Keep Lancaster Beautiful” and the Great American Clean-up efforts, the city of Lancaster has invited residents to participate in its upcoming Trash Off, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1501 N. Dallas Ave.
The campaign is an opportunity for Lancaster residents to clean their home, garage and yard of bulk trash, recyclables, scrap metal, brush and electronic waste (i.e. computers, kitchen appliances, televisions, etc.) at no additional cost. Focusing on creating more opportunities to become a greener city and reducing our carbon footprint, Arms of Hope will be on-site accepting donations of furniture, clothes, shoes and household items that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Moreover, residents will be able to shred documents, dispose of household hazardous wastes (Oil, liquids, paint, chemicals, batteries, fertilizers etc.) and drop off prescription medicine at no additional cost. The Trash Off is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, groups and organizations to volunteer to clean-up trash in selected areas of Lancaster. All volunteers will receive complimentary lunch and a volunteer t-shirt on the day of the event.
Residents disposing of appliances must have refrigerant removed and tagged by a certified technician. This program is open to Lancaster residents only with proof of residency. For more information on how to volunteer and participate, call 972-218-1324 or visit https://www.lancaster-tx.com/trashoff.
Council Member Adam Bazaldua issues statement on Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
Council Member Adam Bazaldua issued the following statement regarding funding for The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park:
“The Children’s Aquarium has long been a special part of Fair Park and the South Dallas Community. Although the recent adoption of the FY 2020-21 budget eliminated funding for its operation through the contract with the Dallas Zoo, I have been working to find a way to save it.
“I am requesting that the City Manager’s Office and the Parks & Recreation Department work quickly with the Dallas Zoo and Fair Park First to develop the terms for an agreement on an interim plan of operations to transition and re-open the facility, as allowed by public health guidance, for the benefit of all who come to enjoy Fair Park.
“I have identified City funds to help seed this plan, but in order to fund the Aquarium’s operation, it is critical that this plan be briefed to the Quality of Life, Arts & Culture Committee in November and for the City Council to adopt a resolution to approve the funding and plan no later than our December agenda meeting.
“I have advised the city manager to keep me updated on the development of this plan and timeline.”