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Whitehouse Large Item Drop Off – Saturday, October 18th!

fall housecleaningWe’ve put the Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale behind us, and now we are moving toward the Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off!

The Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off is scheduled 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.  We will be accepting on behalf of STS Recycling 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 As stated by a representative from STS Electronic Recycling, “We can aid you in recycling out of date, nonworking, or unwanted electronic equipment.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

 

Whitehouse Large Item Drop-Off is Saturday, March 22nd!

Items dropped off at the last Large Item Roundup in March 2011

Items dropped off at the last Large Item Roundup in March 2013


Have your neighbors and family been making calls to A&E network to get you on the show “Hoarders?” Maybe it’s time to take advantage of the upcoming Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Large Item Drop Off set for Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to noon.

This event is open to those who receive city services in Whitehouse.

The area near the city barn is where, with a city utility bill, you can drop off large unused or not working items such as appliances, mattresses, grills, furniture and other bulky pieces that are not appropriate for the trash. Tires are also accepted at a cost of $2 each.

And, as well, STS Recycling will have a truck on hand to pick up all electronic devices for recycling 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 (we do NOT accept tubed TVs)

VCR and DVD players Gaming systems Radios and stereos

Whitehouse Large Item Dropoff and E-Recycling – Saturday, March 23

Items dropped off at the March 2012 Large Item Drop Off

The Whitehouse Large Item Drop Off ( also known as Clean Whitehouse Day ) is fast approaching, and the weather is perfect to go through your house and look for those broken, outdated and replaced items such as appliances, furniture, outdoor furniture and grills, mattresses and toys, according to Event Coordinator Eddie Ray.  In addition to these items, a whole new set of items are now being accepted, electronic stuff!

A local company, STS Electronic Recycling will have a truck on site for residents wishing to drop off old and broken electronic equipment.  Items such as monitors, computers, cell phones, radios, fax machines, digital cameras and more are accepted.   A full list of items accepted is below this article.  Tires are welcome too, for a $2 disposal fee. Yard waste, construction debris, paints and chemicals are NOT ALLOWED.

The Whitehouse Large Item Drop Off  is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Whitehouse Recycle Center, on Railroad Avenue south of FM 346.   This is a twice yearly event sponsored by the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful for the benefit of Whitehouse residents.

A representative from STS Recycling loads up the truck with electronic items to be recycled

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 (we do NOT accept tubed TVs)

VCR and DVD players                Gaming systems              Radios and stereos

Large Item Roundup – Saturday, March 24th

Kurt Bateman stands in front of a load of items being 'round up during the fall Large Item Roundup

The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup ( also known as Clean Whitehouse Day ) is fast approaching, and the weather is perfect to go through your house and look for those broken, outdated and replaced items such as appliances, furniture, outdoor furniture and grills, mattresses and toys, according to Event Coordinator Eddie Ray.  In addition to these items, a whole new set of items are now being accepted, electronic stuff! A local company, STS Electronic Recycling will have a truck on site for residents wishing to drop off old and broken electronic equipment.  Items such as monitors, computers, cell phones, radios, fax machines, digital cameras and more are accepted.   A full list of items accepted is below this article.  Tires are welcome too, for a $2 disposal fee. Yard waste, construction debris, paints and chemicals are NOT ALLOWED.

The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Whitehouse Recycle Center, on Railroad Avenue south of FM 346.   This is a twice yearly event sponsored by the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful for the benefit of Whitehouse residents.

A representative from STS Recycling loads up the truck with electronic items to be recycled

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 (we do NOT accept tubed TVs)

VCR and DVD players                Gaming systems              Radios and stereos

Microwaves

New Items Accepted at Whitehouse Large Item Roundup

The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup ( also known as Clean Whitehouse Day) is fast approaching, and with it, a whole new set of items accepted, electronic stuff! A local company, STS Electronic Recycling will have a truck on site for residents wishing to drop off old and broken electronic equipment.  Items such as monitors, computers, cell phones, radios, fax machines, digital cameras and more are accepted.   For a full list of items accepted, go to the bottom of the article.

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 (we do NOT accept tubed TVs)

VCR and DVD players                Gaming systems              Radios and stereos

Microwaves

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Awarded Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2011

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful volunteer Angela Klein presents the certificate of award for the 2011 GCAA at the July 2011 Whitehouse City Council meeting. From left: Mike Peterson, City Manager; Angela Klein; Mayor Danny Hogden

Keep Texas Beautiful has awarded Keep Whitehouse Beautiful the 2011 Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA) in the category of population size 5,000 to 9,000. Per the report compiled by Keep Texas Beautiful:  “In 2010, members of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, together with local citizens, volunteered a total of 3,747 hours to community projects, and participated in 15 community events over the course of last year, reaching over 5,000 citizens. They also had direct contact with approximately 2,000 elementary students. Every school in Whitehouse participated in a recycling program last year, collecting everything from paper, cardboard and aluminum to ink jet and toner cartridges. KWB is active on five of six WISD campuses, and has taken the lead in working with educators to teach environmental, litter prevention and recycling lessons to all grades. Examples include: more than 350 first graders participating in a litter abatement and nature appreciation day, during which they completed booklets about littering and received a litter bag and a pencil; more than 330 third graders discussing why we recycle and creating Christmas ornaments from homemade paper embedded with phlox seeds; and nearly 370 sixth graders researching the advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources and testing objects at home to gauge their energy use. The local YMCA joined the action in 2010 as well, offering for the first time a six-week gardener program for their upper elementary summer campers. It was a huge success!

The KTB award for sustained excellence from 2009-2011

When the 2010 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off rolled around, Whitehouse residents were ready to dive right in. Over 300 citizens – from Boy Scouts and school groups to church members, business people and city leaders – cleared 43.25 miles of roadway, collecting more than 7,000 pounds of litter in the process. The semi-annual Whitehouse’s Large Item Roundup was equally successful, netting 80 appliances, 27,000 pounds of scrap metal and 75 tires.

The local recycling center worked overtime as well last year. Staffed by only a city supervisor, community service workers served as the center’s workforce. They provided 1,108 hours of labor at no cost to the city, accepting and processing more than 255,000 pounds of recyclables, including 78,000 pounds of cardboard, more than 18,500 pounds of plastic, nearly 6,000 pounds of steel cans and over 150,000 pounds of paper. In a time of statewide budget cuts, Whitehouse pocketed more than $8,500 thanks to its efforts. With its environmental achievements acting as a beacon for the entire region, the city of Whitehouse is most certainly delivering on its goal of creating a healthier, more modern city.”

Thank you to Keep Texas Beautiful for its incredible leadership to all the local affiliates throughout the state.  Go to the link below to view the page on the KTB site about Keep Whitehouse Beautiful and to view a slideshow of pictures from Whitehouse.

http://www.ktb.org/display.aspx?catid=9&pageid=1159

Two Events Highlight Whitehouse Clean Up Efforts

Spring has arrived in Whitehouse; and along with the beautiful blooms,

Items Collected at Last Year's Large Item Roundup

flowers and warm temperatures come thoughts of cleaning….spring cleaning to be exact. What better time for the Whitehouse Large Item Roundup and Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off.

The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup is Saturday, March 26th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Whitehouse Recycle Center on Railroad Avenue, south of FM 346. This is a twice yearly event sponsored by the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful. According to Event Coordinator Eddie Ray, this event pulls in more unwanted items each year. “This is a great time to go through your house and find those items that are unsuitable for regular garbage pickup or recycling. Broken bikes and toys, old grills, rusted metal, mattresses and appliances are some of the more popular items we see”, states Ms. Ray. Tires are welcome too, for a $2 disposal fee. Yard waste, construction debris, paints and chemicals are NOT ALLOWED.

The Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off is scheduled for Saturday, April 2nd at

Volunteers at the 2010 Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off

Whitehouse City Park. This event is part of the Great American Cleanup, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful. In towns across the United States, residents volunteer to help pick up trash along roadways and waterways. Teams and individuals are to report to the City Park at 8 a.m., where they will receive their road assignments, have pictures taken and be sent off to collect trash by 9 a.m. Those who come are encouraged to wear long pants, close-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirts and hats. They also may want to bring gloves, sunscreen and bug repellant. The first 300 to arrive at the event will get a free t-shirt, compliments of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.

According to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful President Debbie Shafer, “We’re expecting a great turnout again from our community,” she said. “It makes all the difference in the world. It’s not only the fact that they are picking up litter that day. They’re also making everyone there aware of litter and those driving by aware of litter.”

There is still time for churches, businesses and community organizations to sign up by sending an e-mail to info@keepwhitehousebeautiful with their team information.

Video from CBS-19 on Whitehouse Large Item Roundup

SAVE THE DATE for Upcoming KWB Community Events!

 

The 2010 team from the Whitehouse High National Honor Society

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful wants to get on your calendar for two VERY important events this spring – the Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off (also known as the Great American Trash-Off) and the Whitehouse Large Item Roundup (previously known as Clean Whitehouse Day).

The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup is Saturday, March 26th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Whitehouse Recycle Center on Railroad Avenue, south of FM 346. This twice-yearly event is a joint effort between the City and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful to provide citizens a safe and appropriate way to dispose of unwanted items that are not suitable for regular recycling. Other items include rusted swing sets, lawn furniture, old appliances, old and broken furniture, etc. Tires are welcome too, but there is a $2 disposal fee for them. NOT INCLUDED are paints or other liquids or chemicals around the house. Yard waste and construction debris are excluded as well.

The Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off is Saturday, April 2nd held at Whitehouse City Park. This annual event allows citizens to show that they care for their community as they volunteer to pick up trash along the roadsides of Whitehouse. All volunteers are asked to report to Whitehouse City Park at 8:00am. At that time teams will register, t-shirts will be handed out to the first 300 participants, photos will be taken of the teams, and by 9:00 a.m. the teams will head out to their assigned roadways with bags to pick up the trash.

We are looking for groups from schools, churches and other organizations to form teams to help pick up trash.  If you would like to register or form a team, send an e-mail to info@keepwhitehousebeautiful.com.

Pictures from the Whitehouse Large Item Roundup – Oct 30th, 2010

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City residents dropped off their old, unwanted, broken items to the Recycle Center such as furniture, rusted grills, fencing, mattresses, ovens, water heaters and the like during the Whitehouse Large Item Roundup / aka Clean Whitehouse Day.

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