The Buckhorn Homeowners Association recently hosted a recycling event for its residents.

The Homeowners Association (HOA) for Buckhorn Estates made it easy for their residents to do the right thing last month. The Valrico community’s HOA hosted a recycling event that gave residents the opportunity to recycle unwanted electronic devices, dispose of old medications and shed paper records all at the same location.

According to Ken Nailing Buckhorn, Buckhorn HOA board member and recycling event organizer, 80 residents attended the two-hour event, held at Buckhorn Park.

“The advantage of having all of these helpful services in one location in their own neighborhood was of great benefit and a major time saver for everyone,” said Nailing, who hopes that the popularity of this event will encourage other communities to plan their own.

The HOA worked with MPact Services to recycle the electronic devices and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Operation Medicine Cabinet to allow residents to safely dispose of their old and unwanted prescription and over the counter medications.

Singfield explained that an estimated 3,000 pounds of paper was shredded with the commercial shredder, around 2,500 pounds of old electronics were dropped off for recycling and approximately 50 pounds of medications were turned in for proper disposal.

“Residents are already inquiring as to when we will be able to schedule another recycling event,” said Nailing. “A successful event like this one stimulates the desire for more successful events.”

The Buckhorn subdivision, located in Valrico, is a very active community of 652 homes situated around the back nine holes of the Buckhorn Springs Golf Course. The HOA holds many events throughout the year for residents. For more information, visit

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Assignment Editor Kate Quesada started working at the Osprey Observer in 2004 after graduating from the University of South Florida with a masters degree in Mass Communications. Since then, she has held various positions at the paper and has been working as the assignment editor since January 2020. She lives in Lithia with her husband Mike and sons Dylan and Max and stays active in the community on school PTA boards and volunteering with local organizations.