Sunday, September 26, 2021

Proper Disposal of Glass and Needles

broken-glass-bottle2No one likes getting cut with broken glass or stuck with a needle. The City’s trash and recycling provider, Republic Services, has noticed an upsurge in injuries to trash collectors and landfill employees in the region related to exposed glass and needles. In order to better protect workers, Republic Services has provided a few tips on how to properly dispose of these hazardous items:

1)      Wrap any broken mirror glass in newspaper and tape before placing in a garbage bag, or, place the glass in a box marked “Broken Mirror.”

2)      Place any broken bottles or jars in a cardboard box labeled “Broken Glass.”

3)      Place any needles in an empty laundry detergent jug or other puncture-proof container before disposal.

These tips also protect residents taking their trash to the garbage can. Exposed glass or needles could potentially cause injury to individuals, as sharp objects may puncture garbage bags. If you have any questions about trash and recycling, or handling hazardous materials, please visit our website by clicking here, or calling the City at 817-748-8400.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal-Saturday, September 8th

The City of Southlake is partnering with Fort Worth Environmental to provide residents with a way to dispose of household hazardous waste.  Residents are able to drop off waste at the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center or come to the Crud Cruiser event on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 1085 S. Kimball Ave. (Dragon Stadium) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

What’s accepted: Automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners & chemicals, cooking oil, lawn/garden/pool chemicals, light bulbs, paint & painting supplies.

If you would like additional information on what items are being accepted for the crud cruiser please visit the Fort Worth Environmental website.

Document shredding will also be available. Residents should bring their items to Dragon Stadium and look for our DPS volunteers. They will be on hand to guide drivers to the appropriate line to drop off their disposable items.

The City of Southlake is also partnering with Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth during the September 8, 2012 event to provide citizens with an opportunity to dispose of e-waste items including: CD/DVD drives, cell phones, computers (hard drives, monitors, laptops, cables etc.) printers, ink cartridges, keyboards and television sets.

The mission of Goodwill is to “Reduce, Reuse and Repurpose.” By donating to Goodwill’s E-waste Solutions program, Southlake residents will be helping to provide job training and green jobs to people with disabilities while also helping to make our environment safer. For further information, please contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349.