We are now heading into the fall season, and with that comes thoughts of fall cleaning……and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is here to help! With two events, the Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale and the Large Item Drop-Off, we are going to help you to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE!
The Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th and just like last year, we hope to have numerous households and organizations holding garage sales. We will be blasting the date through media and the internet and if you are wanting to hold a sale that day, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and any items of interest you would like advertised. We will add you to the list and start compiling a downloadable map for shoppers to help them navigate through Whitehouse the day of the sale. And keep checking back to this site regularly for updated information!
The Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off is scheduled a week later, for Saturday, October 18th from 8:00am until noon. Residents of Whitehouse wishing to bring their items to the Whitehouse Recycle Center will need to show proof of residency in the City limits with a current City of Whitehouse utility bill. Items that are not suitable for trash pickup like mattresses, rusty metal furniture and grills, toys, bikes, appliances and more will be accepted. Please note, construction materials WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Also being accepted will be electronic items. STS Recycling will have a truck on hand to take items such as computers, printers, VCRs and more. As stated by a representative from STS Electronic Recycling, “We can aid you in recycling out of date, nonworking, or unwanted electronic equipment. THIS RECYCLING SERVICE IS PROVIDED AT NO COST TO YOU. All recyclables processed by STS Electronic Recycling are either reused or physically destroyed and recycled. We assure you that your business or personal information will be destroyed to Department of Defense (DOD) standards and we will provide you with a certificate of destruction if desired. Please visit our website at www.stsrecycle.com for more information.”
Computers (towers and laptops) Monitors Printers
Cables, mice, and keyboards Fax machines Telephones and telephone systems
Cell phones Copy machines Scanners Servers Projectors
Digital cameras Flat screen TVs (Please note: we do NOT accept tubed TVs)
VCR and DVD players Gaming systems Radios and stereos
KWB awarded the Outstanding Yard for September to Barbara and Bob Paul for their beautiful yard at 103 Bluebird Lane in Whitehouse. Bob will quickly let you know that Barbara is the gardener and the many colorful flowerbeds are all her work. The Paul’s received a $25.00 gift card from Senter’s Nursery which sponsors this event for Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for August 2014 to Sue and Al Williamson for their beautiful yard at 1208 Corey Drive in Whitehouse. Their yard has manicured beds, and beautiful flowers and bushes. The Williamsons received a $25.00 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this event.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for July 2014 to Joyce and Lou Napolitano for their beautiful yard at 379 Royal Circle in Whitehouse. Their yard has towering trees, lots of interesting flowerbeds, a productive garden and makes the birds welcome there. The Napolitanos received a $25.00 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which sponsors this event.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for April 2014 to J.C. and Kay Hendrix for their beautiful yard at 405 Seth Street in Whitehouse. Although they live in the city of Whitehouse, their yard is surrounded by beautiful country pastures. The Hendrix received at $25 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery, which supports this event.
Attention 2014 Texas High School Seniors!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship Contest.
Sponsored by Forestar and in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative.
Any Texas high school senior planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university next year and currently attending public, private, or home school may apply. One $3,000 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to students planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited university or college in Texas.
Applications deadline for online submission or postmarked by April 4, 2014, Midnight (CST). Both digital and mailed applications will be accepted, and will be judged based on student essays detailing creative solutions to litter problems.
For more information and to access the application, please visit http://www.dontmesswithtexas.org/education/scholarship.php.