The annual Clean Sweep event offers residents a one-stop drop off event with 5 stations: The Crud Cruiser, electronics recycling, document shredding, bulk/brush trash, and Keep Colleyville Beautiful (Tires, Corks, Shoes, Clothes & Fire Extinguisher Recycling.)
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free for Colleyville residents with proof of residency
Location: Colleyville Heritage High School parking lot, 5401 Heritage Avenue (Access from 121 access road only)
The Crud Cruiser (large truck) has designated compartments for different types of hazardous waste that must be kept separate. When the compartment for a type of hazardous waste is full (usually paint first), no more of those types of items can be accepted.
Only the first 50 households will be guaranteed access to the Crud Cruiser. Typically the Crud Cruiser accommodates approximately 100 households and fills up before 11 a.m. Every year, cars line up as early as 7 a.m. to get in line for this station.
Don’t want to wait in line? Don’t want to risk the Crud Cruiser filling up before it’s your turn? Take advantage of this year-round alternative…
Colleyville residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center (ECC) year-round at no charge, with proof of residency. The ECC is located at 6400 Bridge St. in Fort Worth.
The ECC is a 19 minute drive from Colleyville Heritage High School. If you’d like to drop off your household hazard waste on the day of Clean Sweep, you could drive to the ECC and back in less time than many choose to spend waiting in line for drop off at the event.
ECC drop off hours:
Thursdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Why doesn’t the City have the Crud Cruiser come to Colleyville more often?
Almost every city in Tarrant County contracts with the Fort Worth ECC for safe disposal of household hazardous waste. The ECC only has the capacity to commit its Crud Cruiser and staff to one drop off event for each city.
The City of Colleyville is charged $47 for each household that utilizes the Crud Cruiser at Clean Sweep or drops off items the ECC; please attempt to consolidate your waste to maximize efficiency.
Acids, aerosol cans, antifreeze, batteries (all kinds, including car batteries), brake fluid, cooking oil, craft chemicals, degreasers, drain cleaner, fertilizer, fluorescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), herbicides, household chemicals, motor oil, paints and stains, paint thinners, pest strips, pesticides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, oil filters, solvents, transmission fluid, and varnish.
What’s NOT Accepted?
Ammunition, asbestos, building materials, butane cylinders, electronics, explosives, medical waste, PCBs, pharmaceuticals, propane cylinders, radioactive material, smoke detectors, tires, refrigerators, freezers, and TVs. (Note: electronics and appliances can be dropped off at the electronics recycling station, just not at the Crud Cruiser)
Anything with a battery or that plugs in is acceptable, including appliances
Bring paper to be shredded in a cardboard box or paper bag that you do not need returned
In order to keep the line moving, you may not be able to stay and watch your box get shredded
Service provided by Progressive Waste, the City’s franchise holder for garbage and recycling services