Friday, September 22, 2023

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.


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


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:

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.