Fall Clean & Green event set for Saturday, October 10
Those summer projects around the house and garden can finally come to a conclusion on Saturday, Oct. 10, as any leftover building materials, paints, fertilizers, and other waste or recyclables can either be dropped off at City Hall or left curbside, says Customer Service Manager Candy McQuiston.
“Recyclables, can be brought to City Hall, as the Keep Murphy Beautiful organization hosts the fall Clean & Green drop-off event,” she said. “And, Progressive Waste Solutions will have trucks out for curbside pickup of hazardous household waste and large electronics recycling.”
Both the Clean & Green event and curbside pickup start at 7 a.m. Clean & Green ends at 10 a.m., while Progressive trucks will be out until all the pickups are completed.
The City Hall recycling event will once again occupy a portion of the City Hall Complex’s parking lot. A one-way in, one-way out, drive-through drop-off route will be laid out for participants to drop off their recycling at specified points along the route. The driveway at City Hall will be clearly marked and people will be stationed at specific points along the route to help.
“Along with recycling plastic grocery bags, Styrofoam, small and large electronics, printer cartridges, batteries, tires and light bulbs, the event also provides citizens the opportunity to shred documents,” she said. Residents may bring the large electronics to the event, or call Progressive to pick them up.
In addition, clothing, shoes, clothing accessories, backpacks, hard toys, pots and pans, stuffed animals, wood and compost, and carpets will be accepted for recycling.
Usable building materials will be set aside in support of Habitat for Humanity of Collin County.
And, items such as clothing, accessories, shoes, backpacks, toys and stuffed animals will be separated to support a project of the Murphy Middle School Environmental Club.
Local Girl Scouts will be holding a jeans reclamation project, gathering denim clothing items to be converted into insulation for low-cost homes.
And for those residents who call ahead, trucks will be out on Oct. 10 picking up hazardous household waste and large electronic items for recycling at no additional charge. Hazardous household waste, such as fertilizers, acids, solvents, cleaning solutions, paints and other dangerous or toxic materials will be picked up curbside on that morning. Also being collected curbside are large electronics for recycling like televisions and copiers.
“Only those residents who call or send an e-mail to Progressive Waste Solutions beforehand will be afforded this service,” said McQuiston. The number to call is 469-452-8000 and the e-mail address is email@example.com. All requests must be made by phone or email by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.