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Colleyville cleans up at Clean Sweep

Thursday, July 13 2017 10:44 AM

Residents properly disposed of more than 23 tons of waste at this year’s Clean Sweep.

The City of Colleyville held its annual Clean Sweep on April 1 this year. The event allows residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste, bulk and brush, paper, electronics, and more.

Crews collected more than 12 tons of bulk and brush, four tons of paint, and two tons of electronics. Three tons of paper were shredded and recycled, which accumulates to 27 barrels of oil saved, 180 pounds of pollutants not released into the air, 21,000 gallons of water saved, nine cubic yards of landfill space saved, and 51 trees saved, according to Actionshred of Texas.

Those in need of household hazardous waste collection can drop off their items at Fort Worth’s Environmental Collection Center. Residents can schedule a bulk/brush pick-up with the City’s trash/recycling provider, Waste Connections, by calling 817.222.2221.

More about the Environmental Collection Center
The ECC is located at 6400 Bridge St. between I-30 and Loop 820. While residents are not directly charged for drop offs, Fort Worth charges the city of Colleyville a set fee per household drop off, so please consider collecting your household hazardous waste items and taking them in a single trip rather than taking a few items in several trips. Proof of residency is required and you may use a recent water bill or a current driver’s. Automotive items such as Freon and motor oil can be taken to local automotive stores. Please contact the automotive store before taking items.

What’s Accepted at the ECC?
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 at the ECC?
Ammunition, asbestos, building materials, butane cylinders, electronics, explosives, medical waste, PCBs, pharmaceuticals, propane cylinders, radioactive material, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, tires, refrigerators, freezers, and TVs.

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