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, April 19, 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. 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://fortworthtexas.gov/env/
or contact Renni Burt at 817-748-8349.
If you are unable to make it out to see us on April 19th please join us on October 18 for our fall event.
The Annual Medal of Honor Ride rolls through the City of Southlake this Wednesday, April 9th, from 3:30pm-5:00pm.
This year 32 law enforcement agencies and 16 fire departments from North Texas will assist in honoring and escorting 22 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients to Gainesville, Texas.
The motorcade will also include motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard, Christian Motorcycle Association, the Blue Knights and the Southlake Police Department and Fire Rehab. The escort will depart from the staging area at 2870 East 14th St., in Irving [off of SH 114 and Freeport near the airport (Dallas County Community College Campus)], and follow a route to State Highway 114 westbound, to I35W northbound, to I35 northbound, to Gainesville, Texas.
As in years past, the Southlake Fire Department and the Grapevine Fire Department will lower a large U.S. flag between two fire engines on top of the Carroll Ave. bridge to honor these recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor as they pass underneath the bride along HWY 114. Chief Mike Starr said, “It’s an honor for us to play a small role in showing our gratitude and appreciation for these Medal of Honor recipients. They are all heroes in our eyes.”
The motorcade is an expression of the great gratitude we have for these living heroes from World War II through Afghanistan.
We anticipate the escort to depart the staging area between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM, depending on the arrival of the last recipient at DFW Airport. Be advised that the caravan honoring these heroes may cause some delays in traffic along the route. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.