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Lathrop offers free drive-thru recycling Saturday
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The City of Lathrop will be hosting an Earth Day Recycling Event / Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Mossdale Landing Park, 700 Towne Centre Dr.

Recycling will be a free drive-thru event for residents. They’ll get a chance for free mulch (limit is two bags) while supplies last.

Among the acceptable items for recycling are:

·         Tires – Pick-up trucks or automobile size (must be removed from the rims).

·         Batteries – Household, car, motorcycle, and marine.

·         Paints – Enamel, oil, water, and latex based (nail polish and artist paint).

·         Mattresses – Infant, twin, full, queen, Cal king, king (no box frames, pads or toppers, sleeping bags, pillows, car beds, water beds or air mattresses, fold-out sofa beds, or severely damaged, wet, twisted, frozen, soiled, or infested mattresses).

·         E-waste – Monitors (CRT, LCD, plasma, LED), televisions (rear projection, CRT, LCD, plasma, LED, DLP), computers (laptop, desktop), VCRs, DVD players & portables, CD players, telephone, cell phones, answering machines, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, radios, stereos, video game consoles, digital cameras, tablets, telecom equipment, network equipment, keyboards / mice, zip drives, electronic cables, power cords, and microwaves. 

The Lathrop Police Department will be handling the Drug Take Back consisting of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal.

For more information, call 209.941.7372 or log on to