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.
***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
•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.