Archive for the ‘Recycling’ Category

Statewide Award received for AgriWorld 2016 exhibit!

KWB’s efforts at AgriWorld 2016 won second place against all fairs in our size bracket in Texas! This was for the Best Agricultural Education Program where we displayed our recycled tire teapot and teacup set. Congratulations Hazel!

Higgins Recycles!

Students from Ms. Emmon’s third grade class at Higgins elementary were caught doing their weekly classroom recycling last month. Many classrooms do a lot to practice the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  Ms. Emmons says ” I want to do all I can to instill small practices that make a HUGE difference.”  Pictured here:

Tayla Morris,  Olivia Fraim & Ava Willis 

Take the Recycle Day Pledge and Win Great Prizes!!

What will you pledge to recycle?  Learn more and enter the sweepstakes for great prizes at https://americarecyclesday.org/!

Get involved at Keep Whitehouse Beautiful!  Like us on Facebook and learn more at keepwhitehousebeautiful.com.
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New Trash and Curbside Recycling Services for Whitehouse

Republic Svcs cartThe City of Whitehouse has changed its provider for Waste Management to Republic Services beginning May 1st.  Residents within the City are being notified of this change with an informational packet that is being mailed this week with the City utility bills.  All City of Whitehouse residents will receive a 95 gallon cart for their trash pickup.  Carts for trash pickup will be delivered the last 2 weeks of April.  A map of the City trash pickup dates is also in the informational packet, and a larger map will be at City Hall for those wishing to see what day their trash pickup will be.  All waste must be bagged and placed in the cart, and carts must be placed at the curb no later than 7am on the day of pickup.

Along with trash pickup, they also offer curbside recycling.  All residents within the city are encouraged to sign up for curbside recycling by sending in their form that is attached to the informational packet, or dropping it off at City Hall, or calling 903 586-1449.  Residents who sign up for curbside recycling will receive a recycling cart with a LIGHT BLUE lid.  This cart is strictly for recycling and trash is not to be placed in it.  A flyer listing the items available to recycle is part of the informational packet.  WEDNESDAYs will be recycle pickup day.

Twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, a BULK ITEM pickup collection will be provided.  BULK ITEMS are things too bulky for your waste cart, such as sofas, mattresses, other furniture, grills, etc.  Up to 2 bulk items can be picked up each time.  Items not accepted are appliances containing freon (fridges), batteries, free liquids and hazardous materials.  If you plan to have a BULK item picked up, you MUST call Republic Services to schedule your pickup at 903 586-1449.

Along with the BULK item pickup, residents in the City can bring up to 3 cubic yards (a pickup truck load) of waste from their homes one time each month to the Greenwood Farms Landfill at 12920 FM 2767 in Tyler.  Residents must bring a current Whitehouse utility bill receipt, and picture ID.  All loads must be tarped according to State Law.  The landfill hours are: Mon-Fri  6:30am until 4:30pm and Saturday  6:30am until 1pm.

If you missed your informational packet, we have links to the different pages below, or you can view the entire packet on the City of Whitehouse website at www.whitehousetx.org

Click HERE for the description of services
Click HERE for the trash pickup map
Click HERE for the form to sign up for curbside recycling
Click HERE for the items accepted in the curbside recycling cart

 

 

KWB Wins Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2015!

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Keep Whitehouse Beautiful has won the prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2015. For more than two decades, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) to ten Texas communities with the best grassroots environmental programs in the state each year. The competition distributes $2 million in funding from TxDOT across the 10 communities, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along local rights-of-way. A community’s environmental program is judged on achievements in seven areas: Community Leadership and Coordination, Public Awareness, Education, Beautification and Community Improvement, Litter Prevention and Cleanup, Solid Waste Management and Litter Law and Illegal Dumping Enforcement.

The last year Keep Whitehouse Beautiful won this award was in 2011, and the project completed by TxDOT was 2 Whitehouse monument signs on the north and west ends of town. Other projects completed from awards are benches and landscaping at the corner of Hwy 110 and FM 346, fencing and landscaping at Whitehouse City Park, the brick sidewalk in front of Brookshire’s, and the garden retaining wall and landscaping in front of Brown Elementary.

Beverly Casey, President of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful reacted to the news, “KWB would like to thank its business sponsors, friends, The City of Whitehouse, and our many volunteers that put in the hours to make Whitehouse a beautiful place to live. We invite the community to become good stewards of Whitehouse – by volunteering at our events, coming to our monthly meetings, becoming a friend or sponsor.”

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

 

KWB Wins Two Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful

14718117955_3e3e058395_kKWB President Beverly Casey and volunteers Dorothy LaFlure and Angela Klein presented two awards given to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful from Keep Texas Beautiful to the Whitehouse City Council on Tuesday, July 22nd. The first was an award for sustained excellence for a 3-year period and the other was a certificate of silver star recognition, based upon the activities and educational programming done in the year 2013. DSC_0690
These awards will be on display at the City headquarters, as a thank you to the City and the community of Whitehouse for their support of our programs and outreach. We are truly blessed to be in such a wonderful community!
As always, our mission is: “We care for others by inspiring individuals to be good stewards of the Whitehouse community.”DSC_0693

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

KWB will have a booth at Earth Day – Camp Tyler!

DSCN0056Keep Whitehouse Beautiful will have a booth at Camp Tyler on Earth Day. We will have information about native and drought tolerant plants and creating a wildscape garden. We will be handing out free gomphrena (bachelor buttons) seeds.

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

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