Your spring cleaning day is coming

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

 

Spring cleaning is going on all over Burnet County and on in to Llano County.

Citywide events begin in Burnet, for one day on Saturday,  April 2; curbside and at a central location in Marble Falls, according to the type of trash between April 16-24, and one day in Granite Shoals on Saturday, April 30.

Clean up continues countywide on Saturday, April 30, with the National Drug Take Back Day, and Saturday, May 21, with the 2016 Burnet County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event.

At central city locations, a water bill and driver's license will establish whether a citizen can deposit trash.

Citizens are allowed to dispose of most household refuse and old furniture. Exceptions not accepted are generally appliances with freon, explosives, construction trash, masonry, automotive batteries and other chemicals, including wet paint and other types of items that will be collected during the HHW event in the county on May 21.

Bertram

Bertram actually led the cities with a clean-up event March 2. Those residents will want to attend the countywide event for disposal of hazardous waste.

Burnet

The Burnet Spring Citywide Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at South Westfall and Cemetery Streets. Tires on rims and wet paint will not be accepted. For help with transport contact Evan Milliorn at 512-715-3200. For more information, visit the city website: www.cityofburnet.com or call Milliorn.

Marble Falls

The Marble Falls Clean-up Event offers two options.

From April 18-22, bulk items of up to four cubic yards, correctly placed on the city easement by 7 a.m. on scheduled trash days will be picked up curbside.

From Monday-Sunday, April 16-24, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Marble Falls residents also will be able to drop off bulk items at 2000 Colt Circle (next to MFISD Administrative Offices). Tires are not accepted, as are other certain items.

The entire schedule for Marble Falls is posted on the city website, www.ci.marble-falls.tx.us and calls for information should be directed to Republic Services at 830-693-3513.

Granite Shoals

On the Saturday after the April 23-24 Granite Shoals 50th Year Bash, that is Saturday, April 30, the Granite Shoals Citywide Spring Clean Up will be held from 8 a.m.-noon.

Refuse should be delivered to the municipal complex dumpsters through the entrance to city hall, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road.

For a disposal fee of $3 each some tires (without rims) will be accepted.

Full details are available on the city website, www.graniteshoals.org, or by calling city hall, 830-598-2424.

Granite Shoals offers free curbside pick up of bulk items twice a week by calling Republic Services at 693-3513.

Burnet County

National Prescription Take-Back Day will be observed by the Burnet County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) with an event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Burnet County Courthouse Square.

The Burnet Drug Take-Back Day is broad. To prevent drugs entering water supplies or landfills, where they cannot be extracted, or falling into improper use, prescription and non-prescription drugs, expired, unused or unwanted, may be delivered, no questions asked. Sharps containers will be available for syringes delivered to the BCSO trailer on Jackson Street.

For more information, call 512-756-8080 or visit the website www.dea.gov.

2016 Burnet County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Marble Falls High School stadium's visitor parking lot, accessed by the Manzano Mile off Ranch to Market Road 1431.

The event is for residents of Burnet County and the City of Horseshoe Bay only. A long list of items considered too hazardous for citywide cleanups or judged so by the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District but acceptable at the HHW.

Among all the chemicals and electronics allowed, up to 10 tires per household, up to 24 inches without rims, will be accepted without fee, and more for $2 per tire.

No industrial, commercial or business waste will be accepted. And hazardous materials not allowed are compact fluorescent bulbs (accepted at Home Depot), agricultural pesticides and chemicals, propane cylinders over 30 pounds, wooden TV/electronics consoles, explosives and the medical/pharmaceutical items allowed at the Burnet Drug Take-Back Day.

A flier describing the event is posted on the Burnet County Website, www.burnetcounty.org and questions may be directed to Precinct 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery, 512,512-715-2911 or Marble Falls Fire Marshal Johnny Caraway 830-693-4060.

As with the Granite Shoals event, the HHW, is being funded in part by Partially funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). Citizens are invited to join the many local business, government and municipal sponsors through Adopt-A-Barrel.

The cost is approximately $250 a barrel to properly dispose of HHW.

 

Kingsland

Kingsland Municipal Utility District and Kingsland Water Supply Corporation, both with members in Llano and Burnet Counties will participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 16.

Two collection sites have been designated to serve Llano County—one at Packsaddle Elementary School on Ranch to Market Road 2900 in Kingsland and another at Llano Junior High School on Texas 71 in Llano.

All KMUD customers are included in this cleanup.

 Items that will be accepted include acid batteries, used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, latex paint, scrap tire, and computer components and electronics.

 Items that will no be accepted include pesticides, herbicides, gasoline and diesel fuel, propane and butane tanks, radioactive materials, explosive materials and oil base paint.

The local utility offers some year-round recycling features for RV sewage, oil and filters, old tires and household recyclables, except glass. Details and any fees can be found at the website www.kingslandmud.com.

KMUD adopted new brush and compost procedures a few years back. Brush is accepted 8 a.m.-noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Compost is available 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A receipt must be presented on arrival, so a stop at KMUD offices at 100 Ingram Street, is necessary. A customer has 30 minutes to proceed to the recycle station.

Mulch is free but KMUD's homegrown compost (Dillo dirt) is $12.50 per bobcat bucket (1/2 cubic yard). The annual brush dumping fee is $2.50 per cubic yard for up to 50 cubic yards or $5 per cubic yard for over 50 cubic yards.

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