New equipment was recently installed at Hood County’s Citizens Collection Station to crush and bale cardboard. Environmental Health Director James McAusland said the machinery, and the structure to house it, was obtained with a $21,000 grant through the North Texas Council of Governments. In addition to cardboard, a variety of other items are accepted for recycling, including glass, metal and plastic. Containers should be rinsed, and lids removed, before recycling. The station, at 244 Bray St., is located off Coke Court from Highway 377 west of Granbury. McAusland said an average of 512 citizens are using the Citizens Collection Station each month.