Officials urge all citizens to push up their sleeves and begin their spring cleaning. Designated trash receptacles, furnished by BFI and the City, will be located at the City Yard on 110 Business 59 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Should the receptacles fill, that portion of the cleanup will close.
City employees will supervise the project to ensure that improper wastes are not disposed of. All brush, metal and other debris must be separated before it will be accepted.
The following is a list of hazardous wastes that will not be accepted:
Kitchen – Bug sprays, floor care products, furniture polish, metal polish with solvent.
Garage – Tires, automatic transmission fluid, battery acid or batteries, brake fluid, car wax solvent, motor oils, other oils.
Workshop – Paint brush cleaner with solvent, cutting oil, solvent based glue, oil based paint, auto paint, model paint, paint thinner, paint stripper, primer, turpentine, varnish, wood preservative.
Garden – Fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, rat poison, weed killers.
Miscellaneous – Wire, ammunition, artist’s paints and mediums, dry cleaning solvents, fiberglass epoxy, gun-cleaning solvents, lighter fluid, mercury batteries, moth balls, oil fire alarms, unmixed photographic chemicals and swimming pool acid.
For information contact City Hall at 361-449-1556 or Diane Geffert, UTB Chairperson, at 361-449-2529.