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
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
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
If you drive down State Highway 6 south of Rock Prairie Road, you may be intrigued by the tall red and white pole south of the Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The giant candy cane is supporting the crane being used to construct College Station’s third water tower, which will provide water pressure, storage, and fire protection to the city’s east side. Continue reading What’s the tall candy cane thing on Highway 6?
People typically think of recycling as tossing cardboard boxes or plastic bottles in their blue collection bin and calling it a day. But recycling is much more complicated than that. Recycling is a critical link in the manufacturing supply chain and a vital component of our economy. Continue reading Are you still not convinced recycling is essential?
Area residents are invited to participate in the fall household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building. The free event is open to Brazos Valley residents and offers safe disposal of a wide range of household hazardous wastes. Additional event information and a complete list of accepted materials can be found at twinoakslandfill.com. Continue reading Household Hazardous Waste event set for Saturday