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Whitehouse Large Item Roundup / Clean Whitehouse Day is Saturday, October 30th

It’s time to gather the items that you were not able to sell at the Whitehouse citywide garage sale, or throw away in the regular trash pick-up!

“The Whitehouse Large Item Roundup, aka Clean Whitehouse Day is an excellent opportunity for folks who are needing to get rid of bulky items like that grill that they replaced over a year ago that’s just been sitting on their porch, or that old chair that cannot be repaired anymore,” states Eddie Ray of the Keep Whitehouse Beautiful organization. This twice-yearly event is a joint effort between the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful to provide citizens a safe and appropriate way to dispose of unwanted items, that are not suitable for regular recycling.

This large item drop off is held Saturday, October 30th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Whitehouse Recycle Center on Railroad Avenue south of FM 346 for those items you cannot put in the trash and are not suitable for a garage sale. Other items include rusted swing sets, lawn furniture, old appliances, tires, old 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.

We look forward to seeing you there, and remember, do your part to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE!

KWB featured in article about Recycling in Small East Texas Communities

This is a picture of the Recycle Center in Whitehouse

This article was printed in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Thursday, May 13th, 2010.

Smaller East Texas communities are embracing efforts to recycle in hopes that more people will choose not to be wasteful.

In Whitehouse, residents can drop off items at the city’s recycle center on Railroad Avenue. It is open from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month. Dorothy LaFlure, secretary of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, said newspapers, magazines, cardboard, aluminum and tin cans are all accepted. However, the center does not recycle glass.

“When you drive your car through the recycling center, usually community service workers are there that will take recycling out of your car and organize it. The person doesn’t (have to) organize it themselves,” Ms. LaFlure said. Besides the recycling center, Keep Whitehouse Beautiful puts out containers at local events, such as the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off and YesterYear parade, where attendees can recycle materials. The organization also teaches children about the benefits of recycling through its education chairwoman, Pam Hood. “As a retired teacher, I see the importance of planting the seeds very early,” Ms. Hood said. She said she visits schools and adapts her message to specific age groups.

For first-graders, she enters the classroom as the “litter lady” and gives students a litter bag and activity book. Second-graders get a seedling tree to grow; third-graders learn how to recycle paper; and fourth-graders get to tour the city’s recycling center. By fifth grade, Ms. Hood is talking to students about composting.

And education efforts do not stop there. Ms. Hood said Keep Whitehouse Beautiful also has booths at civic events, so residents can pick up litter bags and other free items as they get information about recycling. Recycling “is an important resource for us to be able to use to protect and conserve natural resources we have around us, to have resources for future years and for the natural environment so we have a pleasing place to live,” said Debbie Shafer, the organization’s president.

In the years to come, Keep Whitehouse Beautiful will continue to look at recycling efforts. Ms. Shafer said one thing members are eyeing is the possibility of curbside recycling pick-up within the city limits. They already have surveyed some residents to see if they would be in favor of the initiative and, so far, 90 percent have expressed support. The trash pick-up “contract expires in five years, and we’re hoping at that point we will definitely have grown to a point where the concept will be viable,” Ms. Shafer said. If it does come to fruition, she said the curbside service would not take away the need for the recycling center because many of the center’s patrons are from outside the city limits.

For the entire article, click on this link:
http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20100513/NEWS01/5130313

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Clean Whitehouse Day – Large Item Collection is coming March 27th

It’s time to go through your attic, garage and backyard and gather up your unwanted, broken, or rusted items for Clean Whitehouse Day!

“Clean Whitehouse Day is an excellent opportunity for folks who are needing to get rid of bulky items like that grill that they replaced over a year ago that’s just been sitting on their porch, or that old chair that cannot be repaired anymore,” states Eddie Ray of the Keep Whitehouse Beautiful organization. This twice-yearly event is a joint effort between the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful to provide citizens a safe and appropriate way to dispose of unwanted items, that are not suitable for regular recycling.

This large item drop off is held Saturday, March 27th from 8:00am – 12:00pm at the Whitehouse Recycle Center on Railroad Road south of FM 346 for those items you cannot put in the trash and are not suitable for a garage sale. Other items include rusted swing sets, lawn furniture, old appliances, tires, old 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.

We look forward to seeing you there, and remember, do your part to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE!

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