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Northeast Times | October 21, 2021

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Northeast Tarrant County citizens asked to “Recycle Birdville”

Northeast Tarrant County citizens asked to “Recycle Birdville”

Members of the Northeast Environmental Team (NEET) are asking local residents to drop off used boxes. The request stems from a project the group is planning in observance of America and Texas Recycles Day. Volunteers are collecting used corrugated boxes and will use them to build a replica of the original Tarrant County Courthouse which, in the mid-1800s, was located in Birdville in what is now Haltom City.

Titled “Recycle Birdville,” the effort is being organized by NEET, an environmental education group made up of members from Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and Watauga; all cities that comprised the original Birdville settlement. The project will not only encourage recycling, it will raise awareness about Birdville history.

To kick off the collection portion of the project, volunteers will accept boxes from the public, local businesses and churches from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 16. The drop-off location is the site where the courthouse will be constructed; The Hills Business Center at 6357 Boulevard 26.

Construction of the courthouse will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, which is Recycles Day nationwide. All of the material will be recycled at the end of the day with revenues going to the Birdville Historical Museum.

For further information, please call 817-222-7767 or email fburns@haltomcitytx.com.