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March 13, 2017
Clean & Green event fulfills springtime ‘urge to purge’
MURPHY (March 13, 2017) Shaking off the winter blahs can take many forms, but for many residents, spring time means clean time, and to accommodate the urge to purge, the City of Murphy has scheduled the spring version of the Clean & Green event for Saturday, April 1.
“Getting rid of accumulated trash and recycling is as easy as loading up the car and hauling it to City Hall,” says Candy McQuiston, Customer Service Manager. “And, at the same time, our trash collection contractor, Waste Connections, will make a special collection that morning for hazardous household waste and large electronic devices.”
Curbside pickup of hazardous materials, which should never be placed in either of the poly cart containers on regular pickup days, will be gathered on Saturday, April 1. The material should be placed curbside no later than 7 a.m. on that morning. Large electronics and household hazardous materials, such as solvents, cleaning agents, wet paint, fertilizers, acids and other items will be picked up at no charge.
Residents interested in this service must call Waste Connections to get on the schedule. The company can be reached at (469) 452-8000. Simply placing the items on the curb will not guarantee that they will get collected. A call or an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org will ensure that trucks arrive. Deadline to get on the schedule is 4 p.m., March 31.
The Clean & Green event at City Hall is co-sponsored by Keep Murphy Beautiful. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon, will occur at the Murphy Municipal Complex, 206 North Murphy Road. The City Hall driveway will be converted into a drive-through, drop-off route for electronics, batteries, brush, used building materials as well as other items. Document shredding will also be available onsite. For a full list of collectible items, visit www.murphytx.org.
“Clothing or school supplies, backpacks and such will be passed along to the Murphy Middle School Environmental Club for recycling,” she said.
The event will occur rain or shine, and Waste Connections will be displaying the recycling truck that was recently wrapped with the winning entries in the Keep Murphy Beautiful poster and recycling super hero contest.
“For many residents getting the attic and the garage cleaned up is a spring thing,” said McQuiston. “The Clean & Green event and curbside pickup of hazardous waste help that effort tremendously.”