By Caroline Ask, Solid Waste Division Manager
May flowers typically follow April showers, but college towns usually face hills of couches and other furniture instead of wildflowers.
It’s no secret that cities with high student populations result in more discarded items, especially near graduation. The City of College Station manages the seasonal excess tonnages through various programs and outreach.
To ensure your next move is all roses, the Solid Waste Division recommends taking a few minutes to review our collection procedures, including recycling and donation options.
Household garbage must be bagged and placed inside your city-issued solid waste container. Place your container curbside by 8 a.m. on your collection day.
Place your bulk items at least four feet from stationary objects such as parked vehicles, mailboxes, fire hydrants, utility boxes, and low-hanging utility lines or tree branches. Note that refrigerators won’t be collected unless the Freon unit is removed and the appliance has a certified tag.
Recycling containers won’t be collected if bagged household waste is inside. In addition, contamination fees apply if we are asked to collect the contents of recycling containers.
Leave the Container Behind
Solid waste and recycling containers are assigned to addresses, not residents. So please don’t take them with you when you move out.
Finish strong this spring and enjoy the summer!
Donation and Recycling Options
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