Each resident can take responsibility for enhancing the community that each of us calls home. Everyone is encouraged to keep litter picked up and store items out of sight from street view. It's the small things that can have large impact.

Visit Keep Texas Beautiful and Reverse Litter for further information on litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction.

Contact Linda Asbell or Clint Bushong with questions, comments or suggestions.


 

Did you know......

In 2009, 25% of all electronics at the end of their useful “lives” were collected for recycling.

Approximately 38% (by weight) of all computers ready for “end-of-life management” in 2009 were collected for recycling.

In 2009, the plastic bottle recycling rate reached a record high of 2.5 billion pounds, or 28% of all plastic bottles consumed in the United States..Only 17% (by weight) of all televisions at their “end-of-life” were recovered for recycling in 2009.

Only 8% (by weight) of all mobile phones no longer in use in 2009 were collected for recycling.

The average consumer replaces their mobile phone every 20.5 months.

---Keep America Beautiful

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Available Resources for Trash and Unwanted Items

Bulk Trash

Curbside pick-up is provided to all residents and is included in the monthly disposal rates. Bulk trash pick-up dates are the first Tuesday of odd numbered months. Please be courteous to your neighbors and place trash on the curb no sooner than one week prior to the scheduled pick up date.

A link to a schedule that can be printed is available on the Welcome page under the Quick Links tab.

1-800-Got-Junk

A commercial service that specializes in the disposal of household items. Their service includes same day pick up and they also ensure that your “junk” is recycled, donated or disposed of responsibly. They accept furniture, appliances, electronics, tires, construction debris and yard waste. For complete details on their service, visit www.1800gotjunk.com.

Brush

The Denton landfill recycles brush for a fee of $20 per ton. Visit City of Denton Landfill for hours of service.

Burning of brush can be dangerous to you and your neighbors. Exercise caution and visit Denton County Controlled Burns website prior to burning.

Electronics

Best Buy will recycle most electronics for free as part of The Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Act.

The Texas Computer Equipment Recycling Act went into effect on September 1, 2008. The law requires manufacturers to provide Texas household consumers with free and reasonably convenient collection, re-use and recycling opportunities for certain devices.

For more information on electronics recycling in Texas, please visit www.TexasRecyclesComputers.org.

Used Items to be Sold in Thrift Stores

  • Operation Kindness is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. Call (972) 438-KIND to schedule your free pick-up. All donations are tax deductible. For complete details on their mission, visit www.operationkindness.org.
  • The Arc of Texas is a non-profit organization that helps people with intellectual and development disabilities. Call (214) 337-8900 to schedule your pick-up. All donations are tax deductible. For complete details on their mission, visit www.thearcoftexas.org.
  • Captain Hope’s Kids is a non-profit organization that helps homeless children. Call (972) 445-HOPE to schedule your free pick-up. All donations are tax deductible. For complete details on their mission, visit www.hopedonation.org.
  • Ronald McDonald House is a non-profit organization that works to improve the health and wellbeing of children. Call (972) 619-7899 to schedule your free pick-up. All donations are tax deductible. For complete details on their mission, visit www.rmhdonate.org.
  • Child Care Group is a non-profit organization that serves at risk children with early care and education programs. Call (972) 619-7888 to schedule your free pick-up. All donations are tax deductible. For complete details on their mission, visit www.Give2EarlyEd.org.
  • LeukemiaTexas is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to fighting the life-threatening blood cancer of leukemia through the funding of leukemia research and patient aid in Texas. Call (214) 233-6714 to schedule your free pick-up. All donations are tax deductible. For complete details on their mission, visit www.leukemiatexas.org.

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