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The City Transfer Station is PERMANENTLY CLOSED. The decision to close the transfer station was made by City Council on 10/11/2016. Follow the links below for alternative transfer and dump stations.
Please be advised that each landfill/transfer station has different policies regarding items and pricing.
Click here to view the recycling guide.
-Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Q. Why can't we throw it in the trash?
A. Proper disposal of household hazardous waste is important for the environment, personal health, and sanitation of the public. Poisons in the the home are dangerous, on average there is one exposure to poison every 14 seconds in the U.S. Majority of poisonings involve everyday items such as: cleaning supplies, medicines, cosmetics, & personal care items. 87% of all poisonings occur in the home.
Management of household hazardous waste (HHW) important to communities because it affects:
* The safety of sanitation workers
* Costs due to damage of municipal equipment
* HAZMAT cleanup costs
* Potential dangers to homeowners
* Environmental degradation
* Economic Development: A CLEAN COMMUNITY SIGNALS PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY & GOOD FOR BUSINESS!
Q. How can I manage household hazardous waste & recycling at my house?4
A. Decrease the waste you keep in your own home by considering some simple guidelines:
* REDUCE the amount of waste by buying only what you need to do the job. Buying chemicals in build may not save you money if you do not use all of it. Reducing the size of of HHW containers can also help avoid creating a cluttered cabinet full of chemicals that you will need to throw out eventually.
* REUSE. If you know a friend, relative, or neighbor who can use unexpired chemicals or paint in good condition, PASS IT ON! You will save yourself and others in expense and convenience.
* RECYCLING gives new life to products. Not only does it conserve natural resources and reduce waste in landfills, but it also reduces greenhouse gas emission through energy savings.
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