Sunday, September 26, 2021

Fall Crud Cruiser Event a Big Success

The fall Crud Cruiser event, held on October 28, 2017, at Dragon Stadium, was another big success!

Southlake residents came in large numbers to rid their household of hazardous waste. Residents dropped off paint and electronics and they took advantage of the on-site paper shredding that was made available to them.

This year, 19,340 pounds of household hazardous waste was collected, along with 4, 278 old electronics. Five-thousand pounds of paper was shredded.

Household Hazardous Waste Totals

Household Hazardous Waste – 19,340 lbs

Electronics – 4,278 lbs

Paper Shredding – 5,000 lbs

The City of Southlake partnered with Fort Worth Environmental, Expanco Documents, Republic Waste and Texas Recovery Systems to provide an easy way for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste. Items that were accepted included: automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners and chemicals, lawn/garden/pool chemicals, paint and painting supplies. CD/DVD drives, cell phones, computers (hard drives, monitors, laptops, cables etc.), printers, ink cartridges, and keyboards were included in the e-waste disposal.

If you missed the fall Crud Cruiser event, be sure to make plans to attend the one in the spring.  We will post information about it when the date is firmed up.

 

Spring Cleaning Event – Crud Cruiser

Spring 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, March  26th residents can bring items to the Mobile Crud Cruiser at 1085 S. Kimball Ave. (Dragon Stadium) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or until full. The entry to the event is on the south side of the stadium. Items that will be accepted: Automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners & chemicals, cooking oil, lawn/garden/pool chemicals, light bulbs, paint & painting supplies. If you have water based or latex paint you can completely dry out the paint and place it in your regular household trash.

Crud Cruiser

Crud Cruiser

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. Due to the cost to the vendor for the handling and safe processing of tube type monitors there will be a charge of $10.00 per unit for all tube type monitors that are recycled at this event.   There will be no charge for LCD or flat screen monitors.  (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 our 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.

Please bring your driver’s license or current water bill for 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://bit.ly/1ly67d6 or contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349.

 

Time for Fall Cleaning ~ This Saturday at Dragon Stadium

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, October 18, 2014 residents can bring items to the Mobile Crud Cruiser at 1085 S. Kimball Ave. (Dragon Stadium) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or until full. The entry to the event is on the south side of the stadium.  crud lines

Items that will be accepted: Automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners & chemicals, cooking oil, lawn/garden/pool chemicals, light bulbs, paint & painting supplies. If you have water based or latex paint you can completely dry out the paint and place it in your regular household 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 our 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. 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://bit.ly/1ly67d6 or contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349. If you are unable to make it out to see us on October 18th check our website after January 2nd to see the event dates for 2015.

Southlake Fall Cleaning Day – Saturday, September 7, 2013

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.

Another Successful Crud Cruiser Event!

The City of Southlake held its second Crud Cruiser event for the year recently and it was big success!  The Citywide event was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Carroll ISD’s Dragon Stadium on Kimball Avenue. Hundreds of residents turned out to bring household waste items to the Crud Cruiser for disposal.  Volunteers collected everything from old batteries, aerosol sprays, lawn and pool chemicals, to paint and painting supplies. More than 5200 lbs. of household waste items were collected.

The event provides residents with a one-stop, drive-through location to drop off household waste items, electronic recycling and document shredding.  Nearly 1300 lbs. of paper were shredded. We also partnered with Goodwill Services and accepted a large amount of electronics including old cell phones, computers and other items for recycling.

The City of Southlake DPS is happy to provide an environmentally friendly location for its residents to dispose of these items especially hazardous household waste products in a safe, hassle-free and responsible way.  We are so grateful to our wonderful Southlake volunteers who were on hand to assist residents and the Department of Public Safety as they collected items for disposal.

A special “Thank you” to Cindy Robinson (pictured below in the dark shirt) for the photos she took at our Crud Cruiser event and to all of our wonderful Southlake volunteeers.

Crud Cruiser Helps Clean up Environment called Big Success

***NEXT CRUD CRUISER EVENT:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012.

This year’s CRUD Cruiser was held on Saturday on June 2nd at Carroll ISD’s Dragon Stadium.  Residents arrived in an orderly fashion, no long lines, to dispose of any old hazardous household waste products around their home.

The “Crud Cruiser” operated on a “first come, first serve” basis and once the unit was full, the environmental collection center closed at its schedule time, 11:00 a.m.

Residents who were unable to dispose of their household waste items at the CISD location will have another opportunity on September 8th.  At that time we will also be offering document shredding and electronics recycling. Watch for more information on that upcoming event.

So what items and products are accepted at the “Crud Cruiser” disposal event?

What’s accepted?                                                What’s NOT accepted?

•Automotive fluids                                                     Ammunition & Explosives

•Batteries                                                                     Appliances & electronics

•Cleaners & chemicals                                               Building Materials

•Cooking oil                                                                 Bulk Trash & yard waste

•Lawn/garden/pool chemicals                                Butane/propane cylinders

•Light bulbs                                                                 Medical waste

•Medicines                                                                   Tires

•Paint & painting supplies                                        Asbestos/PCBs/Radioactive items

**IMPORTANT:  If you have non-oil based paint (latex, water-based paint) you can let it dry out and place it out for residential trash pick-up. If you need more helpful information, you can find it here: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/pubs/pd/020/04-03/waste-x.pdf

The City of Southlake DPS is happy to provide an environmentally friendly location for its residents to dispose of hazardous household waste products in a safe, hassle-free and responsible way.  If you have any questions, please contact our DPS Community Initiatives Officer Renni Burt at 817-748-8349 and she will be happy to help you.