How you can help conquer unsightly curbside trash heaps during the annual  spring student exodus

How you can help conquer unsightly curbside trash heaps during the annual spring student exodus

May flowers typically follow April showers, but college towns usually face hills of couches and other furniture instead of wildflowers, especially near graduation. To ensure your next move is all roses, the Solid Waste Division recommends a short review of collection procedures and recycling and donation options. Continue reading How you can help conquer unsightly curbside trash heaps during the annual spring student exodus

Dispose of your household hazardous waste and old computers at Saturday’s spring collection event 

Dispose of your household hazardous waste and old computers at Saturday’s spring collection event 

Area residents are invited to participate in the spring Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event on Saturday from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building on Harvey Road. You can also donate new or used children’s books to Books and a Blanket. Continue reading Dispose of your household hazardous waste and old computers at Saturday’s spring collection event 

Public Works’ Chris Ford named city’s 2021 employee of the year

Public Works’ Chris Ford named city’s 2021 employee of the year

Solid Waste Supervisor Chris Ford was named the City of College Station’s 2021 Employee of the Year in a ceremony before Thursday night’s city council meeting. Two new individual awards were presented this year, along with a recognition for employees with 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service. Continue reading Public Works’ Chris Ford named city’s 2021 employee of the year

Why you should appreciate the dedicated trash collectors who keep our neighborhoods clean

Why you should appreciate the dedicated trash collectors who keep our neighborhoods clean

Solid Waste collection is an essential service that keeps our streets and neighborhoods clean and safe. As part of National Waste and Recycling Workers Week, we recognize our hard-working solid waste employees and offer our sincere appreciation for their steadfast dedication to our community. Continue reading Why you should appreciate the dedicated trash collectors who keep our neighborhoods clean

Household Hazardous Waste event set for April 24

Household Hazardous Waste event set for April 24

Area residents are invited to participate in the spring household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, April 24, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building parking lot. The entrance is on Harvey Road east of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. You can also donate new or used children’s books to Books and a Blanket. Continue reading Household Hazardous Waste event set for April 24

Video: Dendy Brown’s Remarkable Comeback

Video: Dendy Brown’s Remarkable Comeback

On Sept. 20, 2018, city employee Harold “Dendy” Brown was struck by a car while collecting a container on his solid waste route. Some 25 months after the accident, Dendy returned to work in the Solid Waste Division after enduring 11 surgeries. The likelihood of an injured worker returning after a six-month absence is about 5 percent. Returning after two years is extremely rare. This film tells the story of Dendy’s courageous comeback. Continue reading Video: Dendy Brown’s Remarkable Comeback