Pattison to hold household waste collection day April 30

By George Slaughter, News Editor
Posted 4/20/22

The City of Pattison is holding its second annual household waste collection day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 30 at the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department, 2950 FM 359, in Pattison.

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Pattison to hold household waste collection day April 30

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The City of Pattison is holding its second annual household waste collection day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 30 at the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department, 2950 FM 359, in Pattison.

Mayor Joe Garcia said the event is funded by a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

“Last year, we collected over 23,000 pounds of used tires, over 10,000 pounds of hazardous/non-hazardous paints, over 100 containers of pesticides, over 55 gallons of used oil and over 900 pounds of low-great electronics from over 130 participants,” Garcia said. “Around 40 volunteers supported our event last year.”

Garcia said this year the city plans to increase the volume of hazardous waste and used tire collections.

Those making donations are asked to submit products in their original containers. Containers should be properly sealed and closed. No mixing or consolidating products. Products are to be transported in the trunk or bed of one’s vehicle. Those making donations are asked to remain in their vehicles, follow CDC guidelines and allow staff to remove the products from their vehicles.

Items accepted for donation include:

  • Passenger, light truck, and 18-wheeler off-the-rim tires.
  • Electronics such as gaming devices, phones, radios, laptop/desktop computers, keyboards, desktop printers, scanners and DVD players.
  • Household chemicals and cleaners.
  • Residential products labeled caution, warning or poison.
  • Camp stove propane bottles.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Paints, stains and varnishes—limit of 25 gallons per household.
  • Household batteries.
  • Used auto oil, filters, anti-freeze, transmission and brake fluid.
  • Pool, lawn and garden chemicals.

The city said it reserved the right to refuse a particular item or items, but listed specific items that will be refused. These items are:

  • Industrial, commercial or business waste.
  • CRT monitors, TVs, floor standing copiers, printers and shredders.
  • Water or fire damaged electronic equipment.
  • Electronic equipment previously stored outdoors.
  • Tractor/agricultural tires, or tires contaminated with dirt, leaves or other debris.
  • Containers greater than five gallons.
  • Explosives, ammunition or radioactive waste (smoke alarms).
  • Medical or pharmaceutical items.
  • Large gas or propane cylinders.

Recyclables can be taken to the Waller County Recycling Center. For more information about the recycling center, visit the website co.waller.tx.us/page/recycling.

Pattison, cleanup, recycling

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