Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will partner with Waste Management, Inc. to celebrate America Recycles Day by offering area residents free recycling services on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring recyclable products to Shangri La’s parking lot.

Recyclable items must be separated into the following categories: plastics with resin codes 1-7, aluminum, cardboard, newspaper, mixed paper and steel cans. Only these types of items will be accepted for recycling purposes, and all steel cans must be cleaned beforehand.

“This program gives our community the opportunity to recycle without the cost of having to haul their recyclables elsewhere,” says Shangri La Director Michael Hoke. “We hope everyone participates in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 and takes advantage of the opportunity to recycle locally.”

Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 670-9113 or visit