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Here's where Lubbock residents can recycle their trash

With landfills filling up across the country and the demise of the city's blue-bag recycling project in 1999, some people may wonder how they can recycle their trash. The following places accept recyclables:

City drop-off sites

n Northside Recycling Drop-Off Center --8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 208 Municipal Drive, east of Interstate 27.

n Southside Recycling Drop-Off Center --Open 24 hours every day. 1631 84th St., west of Avenue P.

n Elmwood Recycling Drop-Off Center --8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Fridays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 2002 Elmwood Ave., east of Frankford Avenue.

n Mobile Recycling Units --Lowe's Marketplace, 26th Street and Boston Avenue and United Supermarket, 112 N. University Ave. Recycles all but yard waste and large items.

Information on recycling requirements: 775-2491.

Recyclable items accepted by city

n Used automobile oil, oil filters and yard waste (no commercial yard contractors). Yard waste is turned into free compost.

n Clean newspapers, computer paper, white ledger paper and corrugated cardboard.

n Rinsed aluminum and tin cans.

n Rinsed No. 1 and No. 2 plastic containers with caps removed (look for numbers in recycling triangle symbol on the container).

n Different colors of glass.

n Large pieces such as mattresses and furniture also will be accepted to take to the landfill

Ronald McDonald House fund-raising sites

Aluminum Cans -- Lowe's Market Place, 5735 19th St. and 4426 34th St. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House.

Other sites

n American Fibers --8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2002 Weber Drive. Recycles white paper, colored paper, brown and white computer paper, newspaper and cardboard. 762-1525.

n Lone Star Tire Disposal Inc. --8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 602 Erskine St. Recycles tires for a disposal fee from $1 to $25 depending on tire size. 749-3800.

n Timber We'll Take It --7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 2711 114th St. Recycles organic matter such as trees, shrubs, good soil, wood without nails and grass clippings. 745-4920.

n Onis Crowder Recycling Center --Open 24 hours every day, 21st Street and Avenue X in Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood Garden. Recycles empty egg cartons, plastic and paper grocery bags, clean glass jars up to 16 ounces with lids, rubber bands, used panty hose, school supplies and motel-sized hygiene items. Items benefit South Plains Food Bank.

n Jarvis Metals Recycling Inc. --8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 7825 Olive Ave. Recycles all metals, car batteries, appliances, bathtubs, ice boxes without compressors, lawn mowers, car bodies, radiators, heater cores, plate and structural metals, electric motors, cardboard, computer paper, old newspaper and assorted paper goods. 744-7091.

n I-27 Recycling Center & Public Scales --8 a.m-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 6201 N. I-27. Recycles concrete, shingles and roofing materials, wooden shingles, palates, fences, trees and brush for composting. No painted wood or metal roofing items. Cost: $20 a ton. 741-0611.

n Community Metals Recycling --9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 508 N. University Ave. Recycles copper, brass, aluminum, lead, car radiators and car batteries. 763-2267.

n Commercial Metals-Lubbock --8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Interstate 27 and County Road 58. Recycles copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, iron, appliances, lawn mowers and car bodies. 746-5025.

n A-1 Metal Recycling -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. 1909 Ave. G. Recycles all metals except car bodies and appliances containing Freon. 747-2171.

n Bowers Plastics -- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 401 N. Interstate 27 near Erskine Street. Accepts old computer towers, keyboards, monitors. 763-5925.

Covenant Medical Center, 3615 19th St.

Phone: 725-1011; Patient information: 725-1011

Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside, 4000 24th St.

Phone: 725-6000; Patient information: 725-6840.

Covenant Children's Hospital, 3610 21st St.

Phone: 725-0040; Patient Information: 725-0040

1,346 beds; member of St. Joseph Health System

�Available Services

Covenant Heart Institute; Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center; Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center; Owens-White Outpatient Rehabilitation Center; Covenant Outpatient Diabetes Education Center; Covenant School of Nursing; Covenant School of Radiology; Covenant Endoscopy Center; Knipling Education/Conference Center; LifeStyle Centre; Covenant SurgiCenter; Covenant Diagnostic Imaging; AeroCare; Trauma Care; Orthopedic Center; Covenant Occupational Medicine Services; First Impressions Maternity Program; Kidney Transplant Program; Pediatric Specialty Clinics; Pediatric Emergency Center; Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program; Electron Beam Tomography; PET Scanner Services; and HealthTraxx.

�Neighborhood Primary Care Clinics

Covenant Family Healthcare Center, 6502 Slide Road, 725-9900.

Covenant Family Healthcare Center, 427 Slide Road, 725-5410.

Covenant Family Healthcare Center, 416 Frankford Ave., 725-5480.

Covenant HealthPlus Medical Group 7601 Quaker Ave., 793-5444.


602 Indiana Ave.

Phone: 775-8200

Patient information: 775-8673

354 beds; Level-1 Trauma Center

Administrated by Lubbock County Hospital District Board of Managers.

�Available Services

Southwest Cancer Center; Dimensions: The Center for Women's Health and Breast Center; Seniors Are Special; Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center; Grand Beginnings Maternity Services; Institute for Pain Management; Digestive Disease Center; University Vascular Lab; Asthma and Allergy Center of the Southwest; The Children's Hospital at UMC, which includes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Extracorporeal Membrane Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Unit; Transplant services: kidney, bone marrow and corneal; McInturff Conference Center; HealthPoint Wellness Center; Skin Retrieval services; UMC Home Health Inc.; and Rehabilitation Unit.

�Neighborhood Primary Care Clinics

Freedom Square Community Health Center: 1301 50th St., Ste. 1, 762-3597.

Shallowater Community Health Center: 600 Eighth St., Shallowater, 832-4566.

Cogdell Clinic: 901 Crockett, Floydada, 983-2875.

Idalou Community Health Center: 113 Walnut St., Idalou, 892-2537.

Wolfforth Community Health Center: 502 E. Highway 62/82, Wolfforth, 866-0158.

Slaton Primary Medical Clinic: 130 N. Seventh St., Slaton, 828-5822.

LakeRidge Primary Health Center: 5130 82nd St., 794-9378.

Urgent Care Center at KingsPark: 7501 Quaker Ave., 788-3306.

Chatman Community Health Center 2301 Cedar Ave., 749-0024.

Parkway Community Health Center 406 Martin Luther King Blvd., 767-9744.

Health Related

UMC Healthsource 761-0885. Preventive medicine services; health screenings, health education programs, weight loss programs, smoking cessation programs.


Specialty Hospital

1409 Ninth Street

Phone: 767-9133

Patient Information: 767-9133

88 licensed beds; owned by Integrated Health Services, Inc.

Available Services

Long-term acute care; skilled nursing facility; cardio-pulmonary services; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech therapy; comprehensive laboratory and radiology services.

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