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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 As stated by a representative from STS Electronic Recycling, “We can aid you in recycling out of date, nonworking, or unwanted electronic equipment.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

 

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

Recycle Your Live Christmas Trees!

RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES…

No one likes to think about having to take down the Christmas tree, but being able to recycle it with the help of Keep Tyler Beautiful makes it a little easier. The trees will go to good use – as fish habitats in our local lakes.  According to the Tyler Paper, “The City of Tyler offers residents the opportunity to recycle used Christmas trees. The trees should be undecorated and non-flocked real trees. Keep Tyler Beautiful and the City of Tyler’s Solid Waste Department sets up two places in the city each year for people to bring their natural, un-flocked Christmas trees. One location is in the parking lot at Fun Forest Park, 2000 Forest Ave., and Golden Road Park, 2300 McDonald Road. The trees at the parks are available for area fisherman to pick up and sink in nearby lakes to create fish habitats. For more information, contact Gary Lynch at the City of Tyler Solid Waste Department, at 903-531-1348.”

Join the Characters from Ice Age and Keep America Beautiful this Earth Day!

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

Don’t Forget To Recycle this Christmas!

Every Christmas season, the amount of waste increases greatly due to boxes, wrapping paper, and live Christmas trees.

This year, let’s continue to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful by recycling most of our holiday leftovers!   Both cardboard boxes such as gift boxes and / or shipping boxes can be recycled at the Whitehouse Recycle Center as well as wrapping paper, without the bows and ribbon, of course.  No Styrofoam or cellophane, either, please!

As for live Christmas trees, they are not being accepted this year at the Recycle Center, but that doesn’t mean you should put yours in the garbage, as IESI is not accepting them either.   There are 2 places in Tyler that are accepting live Christmas trees:  Golden Road Park at the intersection of McDonald & Golden Roads and Fun Forest Park in the 900 Block of North Glenwood Boulevard.  Collection for LIVE trees only begins the Monday after Christmas and lasts until January 8th.  Trees must be free of all decorations, garland, tinsel and NOT be flocked.

There’s quite a demand for live Christmas trees, as they become habitats for fish in the area lakes.  Now that’s recycling at it’s BEST!

The Whitehouse Recycle Center is located on Railroad Avenue, just south of FM 346.  They are open the first and third Saturdays of each month, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and every Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Check out the Recycling tab on our homepage for more items accepted at the Recycle Center.

RECYCLING IS EASY AT THE WHITEHOUSE RECYCLE CENTER!

TEXAS RECYCLES DAY IS NOVEMBER 15TH….How do YOU plan to celebrate?

Try recycling, if you are not already……Just start with one item, like newspapers or cans.   The Whitehouse Recycle Center is open during convenient hours and accepts many types of recyclable items.   There are people there who will help unload your items from your car when you arrive.

If you are already recycling, GREAT!  Add some more items to your RECYCLE list…..it’s amazing how much less trash can be put out at the curb each Wednesday when there is recycling in the household!

What can you recycle at the Whitehouse Recycle Center?

Paper: junk mail, newspaper, school papers, magazines, phone books, work papers

Cardboard: boxes, cereal boxes, pizza boxes

Plastic: Number 1 and 2 only

Steel cans (rinsed)

Aluminum cans (rinsed)

Recycling Center Hours and Location: First and third Saturdays of each month, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Every Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Railroad Avenue, south of FM 346 (just east of HWY 110)

Other Participating Locations: e-cycling/toner cartridges/electronics – Laptops for Less 903 871-2799, used motor oil – Super Lube 903 839-3510 and used batteries at Batteries Plus 903 509-8400

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