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INGLESIDE, TX – The City of Ingleside hosted the grand opening of its new drop-off recycling center on July 7, 2022. The facility will be accessible to the 68,750-plus residents of San Patricio County and begin accepting recyclable materials at regular Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday hours, starting July 12th.

Funded in part by San Antonio-based supermarket chain H-E-B, the drop-off center will greatly expand recycling access within the county. It will be open to residents and businesses in Ingleside, Sinton, and Aransas Pass, among other communities. The facility will accept flattened cardboard boxes and empty & rinsed plastic bottles & jugs only.

“We at H-E-B are proud to be a part of this community recycling center,” said Richard McDonald, H-E-B’s Corporate Director of Environmental Affairs and board member of Keep Texas Beautiful. “H-E-B is dedicated to sustainable business practices, and our hope is to help educate and support the communities we serve to become better stewards of the environment for all Texans.”

H-E-B is a longtime supporter of Keep Texas Beautiful and its programs, including Keep Texas Recycling. Keep Texas Recycling is dedicated to increasing recycling access in rural and underserved Texas communities, and will provide technical assistance to the recycling center.

“This project started a year ago, so we’re very excited to see this new option for recycling access begin for the Coastal Bend region. The team has worked very hard and the feedback we’ve received from the community has been positive. KTR has worked on this type of project before, however, we were able to add a unique reuse element to this recycling center, by reusing equipment that had previously been in H-E-B stores,” said Rachel Hering, Keep Texas Recycling Program Director. “This new recycling center is the perfect example of a collaborative effort between the private and public sector.”