Remember the TLC show “Clean Sweep?” Start clearing your clutter now for the City’s free semiannual Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Recycling, & Paper Shredding event slated for Saturday, May 14. The collection is 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at a new location – the Municipal Service Center, 725 S.E. John Jones Dr. (next to the Burleson Animal Shelter).
Items are collected on a first come, first served basis. City staff will unload the household hazardous waste items from your vehicle in to the City of Fort Worth’s Crud Cruiser. Unicor is recycling your electronics, and Expanco will accept your paper for shredding. All electronics and appliances, including TVs, will be taken for free. There is no fee for paper shredding, but the volume is limited to three document-sized boxes per vehicle.
What qualifies? Household hazardous waste items that will be accepted include 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.
Household hazardous waste items that will not be accepted include ammunition, asbestos, building materials, butane cylinders, electronics, explosives, medical waste, PCBs, propane cylinders, radioactive material, smoke detectors, and tires. If you have questions about a specific waste not listed please call 817-392-EASY (3279).
Residents who do not want to wait until May 14, can take their household hazardous waste to the Environmental Collection Center (ECC). The ECC is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 6400 Bridge St. in Fort Worth. For directions, call 817-392-EASY (3279). There is no fee for dropping off your household hazardous waste, however, residents must take a City of Burleson water or solid waste bill as proof of residency.
If you cannot wait for May 14 to recycle your electronics, the Goodwill store on Hwy. 174 in Burleson will accept all electronics, including computers, monitors, accessories, video games, TVs, and radios. Also, check with Best Buy. The electronics store accepts most consumer electronics but may charge a recycling fee for TVs and computers. If you don’t want to recycle your old TV, you can put it at the curb for solid waste pick-up.
The City’s Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding event is only open to residents who live inside the Burleson city limits (proof of residency including a City water or solid waste bill is required).
If you have items that don’t fit into the categories for the May 14 event, download the Burleson Waste & Recycling app from your mobile device’s app store, type in your address, and follow the prompts to get your questions answered.
For more information about the May 14 event, call David Lenartowicz, the City’s environmental specialist, at 817-426-9842 or email email@example.com