Winter 2019 

Town Creek Green

Let’s Talk Trash…we must all deal with it, so let’s do it right!

WHAT GOES TO THE CURB & WHEN?     

Put stuff out the weekend before the 4th Monday of each month.

  • Tree limbs (preferably 8ft. or less)
  • Shrubbery
  • Bagged leaves
  • Furniture and Appliances (other than those containing Freon)
  • Carpet and Mattresses
  • Other bulky items, except for the following:

WHAT DOES NOT GO TO THE CURB:

  • Construction debris
  • Bricks, Concrete, Rocks, Dirt
  • Mirrors and Glass
  • Electronics
  • Tires, Oil, Paint or other hazardous material
  • Car parts, Lawnmowers
  • Machinery or Appliances that may contain gasoline or Freon)

TIPS TO AVOID A CITATION:

  1. Do not put stuff out earlier than 7:00 a.m. on Thursday prior to the 4th Monday
  2. Place material on the curb in front of your home, not on vacant lots or medians
  3. Do not totally block the sidewalk or protrude into the street
  4. Do not lean materials on or in front of utility or light poles, traffic signs, meters, or hydrants
  5. Cost Plus service – for pickup outside our collection week: Only for curbable items listed above plus on-demand collection for construction or remodeling materials. Free estimates call 3-1-1. For customer service, call: 214-670-5111.

MORE INFORMATION:

https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sanitation/Pages/brush_and_bulky.aspx

WHAT GOES IN YOUR BIG BLUE RECYCLING BIN?

  • Most consumer plastics * (see recycling details below)
  • Clean cardboard, Poster board, Cereal boxes
  • Newspapers & non-varnished Magazines
  • Paper egg cartons (Styrofoam goes in the garbage)
  • Paper sacks & Cereal box liners
  • Glass beverage & food containers
  • Glass jars (washed or rinsed)
  • Vegetable & fruit cans (rinsed)

WHAT GOES IN YOUR GARBAGE:

  • Styrofoam cups, food containers, etc.
  • Straws, Chip bags and Candy wrappers
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic cutlery

*RECYCLING SYMBOLS and what the numbers mean:

On the bottom of most consumer plastic containers is one of these symbols and a number, 1 – 7.

The City of Dallas encourages us to recycle numbers 1, 2, and 5. Remember, all must be rinsed or thoroughly washed to eliminate all food solids or liquids.

#1 YES! (Polyethylene Terephthalate, or PET, or PETE) is usually clear and used for a large variety of containers such as beverage bottles, mouthwash, salad dressing bottles, peanut butter, etc.

#2 YES! (High-density polyethylene, or HDPE) is typically opaque (non-clear) such as milk jugs, household cleaners, juice bottles, shampoo and other toiletry containers, cereal box liners, yogurt and butter tubs

#3 (Vinyl, or PVC) is typically used to make food wrap, plumbing pipes, and heavy detergent bottles. These plastics do NOT go into your recycling bin.

#4 (Low-density Polyethylene, or LDPE) is mostly found in squeezable bottles, shopping bags, frozen food containers, bread bags and food wraps. These plastics do NOT go into your recycling bin.

#5 YES! (Polypropylene, or PP) one of the safer plastics to look for according to Mike Barrett, co-founder, editor and researcher for the Natural Society.   These plastics DO go into your recycling bin and are typically found in yogurt containers, ketchup bottles, syrup bottles, and medicine bottles.

#6 (Polystyrene, or PS) which is most commonly recognized as Styrofoam and should NOT be recycled.

#7 (Other, or miscellaneous) a mixed bag that includes polycarbonate which contains bisphenol-A, or BPA which has been linked to human health issues. Common items made from #7 plastic are sun glasses, iPod and computer cases, 3 and 5-gallon water bottles. Should NOT be placed in the blue recycle bin.

WHAT ABOUT CHEMICALS & OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS?

Take your household chemicals and other hazardous materials to the nearby Chemical Collections Center, 11234 Plano Road, 214-553-1765.  Before you go, check their hours of operation:

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

It’s drive-thru service and you’ll need proof of residence. There’s also a form to fill out each time you go.

Take no containers over 5-gallons. Acceptable items include but not limited to:

  • Chemicals for home & pool use
  • Batteries of all kinds
  • Aerosol cans, full or empty
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Light bulbs and Fluorescent tubes
  • Motor oil and filters, gasoline
  • Antifreeze and Brake fluid
  • Insecticides & fertilizers
  • Cell phones & desktop computers
  • Items containing mercury

Do not take any waste that is radioactive, shock sensitive, medical/prescriptive, or explosive (such as ammo).

Take periodic advantage of the city’s BOPA Mobile collection service which accepts only

Batteries (B), Oil & filters (O), Paint (P), and Antifreeze (A). For locations, dates, and more go to:

http://Dallascityhall.com/departments/sanitation/pages/hhw.aspx

ONE OTHER RESOURCE:

Conveniently located (about 3 miles away) is the City of Dallas Northeast Transfer Station at 7677 Fair Oaks Ave., 214-670-6126. They accept CFLs, computers, cell phones, other electronics, grass clippings, scrap metal, tires, household waste. For hours of operation and other information:

https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sanitation/Pages/northeast_fairoaks.aspx

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