Friday, May 18, 2012
Wimberley City Wide Clean Up - Saturday May 19th
Summer has arrived and so has the time for a city-wide cleanup day in Wimberley. Residents are invited to get a jump start on their fall cleaning by taking part in the event on Saturday, May 19th.
“This is a great opportunity for Wimberley residents to drop off those unwanted bulky items that normally would not get picked up at the curb by the City’s garbage contractor,” said Wimberley Mayor Bob Flocke. “This free solid waste collection event is being provided for ONLY those who
receive City garbage service.” (Please note!)
The upcoming collection event is one in a series of bulky waste collection events that the City of Wimberley and Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) sponsors within the year that provides residents with the opportunity to get rid of unwanted bulky items. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., crews, a dumpster and garbage truck will be stationed at the Lions Field Parking Lot in the 700 block of FM 2325 to collect items.
To take part in this event, you must be a resident of the City of Wimberley and a current customer of TDS. Participants must bring a copy of their most recent TDS bill along with a picture ID as proof of residency to obtain free access to the disposal site.
“Residents are asked to cover loads with a tarp when transporting items to the collection site in pick-up trucks and trailers,” said Flocke. “This is a great opportunity for residents to do their part to help keep Wimberley beautiful.”
Couches, mattresses, appliances, and other bulky items, including limited quantities of brush will be accepted at the collection site.
Household batteries, chemicals, empty drums, fluorescent light bulbs, paints, pesticides, thermostats, solvents/gasoline and other hazardous wastes and tires will not be accepted. All refrigerants must be removed from refrigerators and air conditioning units and must have attached certificates of evacuation before those appliances will be accepted at the collection site.
For more information on the collection, call the City of Wimberley at 512.847.0025 or visit the City’s web site at www.cityofwimberley.com