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Belton offers hazardous waste mobile collection

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The City of Belton, Missouri, is offering residents the opportunity to dispose of certain materials considered as hazardous. This event occurs on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Southwick Stadium at the Belton Freshman Center, 801 West North, in Belton, is the site of the event. Batteries, antifreeze, motor oil, and paint are acceptable items for drop-off. There is no charge for this service. These items will be disposed of in a proper manner. This service is limited to the first 420 vehicles to bring items to the drop-off location.

Other locations for hazardous waste drop-off and disposal may be found at: http://www.recyclespot.org.

For non-hazardous materials, the City of Belton also offers recycling bins for cardboard, plastics, glass, newspaper, and other recyclables. These bins are located behind the City Hall Annex at 520 Main Street in Belton, Missouri. For more information, please go to: http://www.belton.org/index.aspx?NID=188.

Genesis 1: 31 says, "God looked at everything he had made, and found it to be very good. Evening came, and morning followed--the sixth day," (The New American Bible, 1991, Wichita, KS: Devore & Sons, Inc.). God created the earth; the animals, fish, and other living creatures; and the water of the oceans, the rivers, and streams. God entrusted all of His creation to the care of human beings. It is through recycling, proper disposal of hazardous waste, and limiting other things that cause pollution that helps to keep the earth clean and in proper order. Every little thing that can be done that is environmentally-friendly helps to protect the earth and all of God's creation.

Pick up trash alongside the road, recycle plastics, glass, and paper products, limit water usage, buy products that are environmentally-friendly, dispose of trash and unwanted items in the proper way. Each of these help to keep the earth beautiful for future generations. God gave us this beauty to enjoy; let us not destroy it.

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