Fall is a great time to clean house and also a good time to get rid of toxic paints, chemicals, and other hazardous materials that need special handling. The City of Southlake is again partnering with Fort Worth Environmental to provide an easy way for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste.
On Saturday, September 7, 2013 residents can bring items to the Mobile Crud Cruiser at 1085 S. Kimball Ave. (Dragon Stadium) starting at 9:00 a.m. Items will be accepted until the truck is full, so be sure to arrive early. Once the truck is full, no additional items will be accepted. Items that will be accepted: Automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners & chemicals, cooking oil, lawn/garden/pool chemicals, light bulbs, paint & painting supplies. Remember that all household paint is not hazardous – latex based paint can be disposed of by removing the lid, allowing all the paint to dry and then throwing it away in your regular trash.
Texas Recovery Systems will also be onsite to take your old electronics. You can dispose of e-waste items including: CD/DVD drives, cell phones, computers (hard drives, monitors, laptops, cables etc.) printers, ink cartridges, and keyboards. (NO TELEVISIONS)
Document shredding will also be available. Residents should bring their items to Dragon Stadium and look for our DPS volunteers and staff. They will be on hand to guide drivers to the appropriate (separate) lines to drop off their disposable items. The entry for all disposals will be on the south side of the stadium. It’s a fast and convenient way for residents to drop off any old materials that they want to dispose of in one location. Remember, it will be on a first come, first serve basis until the trucks are full.
Remember to bring a form of ID so that you can check in with DPS personnel to provide proof of residency. If you would like additional information on all of the items that will be accepted for the Crud Cruiser event please visit the Fort Worth Environmental website http://fortworthtexas.gov/env/hazardouswaste/ or contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349.