By Wally Urrutia, Solid Waste Manager
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of College Station’s Solid Waste Division continues to provide essential solid waste collection services to our residents.
Since Mayor Karl Mooney issued the shelter-in-place order last week, we’ve seen an increase in household garbage, recycling, and bulk waste. At the same time, we’ve temporarily reduced service days to one or two a week for our commercial business customers — mostly restaurants.
On average, each of our collection trucks collects waste from 1,300 homes a day. We ask for your patience and understanding as our solid waste workers do their best to take care of our community’s needs as safely and efficiently as we can.
Here’s how you can help:
- Secure all household garbage bags in your bins. Don’t place loose items.
- Place your residential carts at least three feet away from obstructions.
- Don’t place household garbage out on your bulk day. It can create health risks for our workers.
- Minimize your large bulk/brush items to minimize additional hours of work and help our crews get home to their families.
We also encourage you to download the College Station Curbside app to stay informed about solid waste and recycling collection.
For more information, go to cstx.gov or call the Solid Waste Division at 979-764-3690.
About the Blogger
Solid Waste Division Manager Wally Urrutia is in his 33rd year with the City of College Station. He was named Solid Waste Manager of the Year in 2016 by the Texas Public Works Association.
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The City of College Station’s Sanitation Division is always researching new methods and technologies to provide safe, efficient and cost effective solid waste services to our residents, but don’t take my word for it – read our mission statement:
“To provide safe, efficient and cost effective solid waste and recycling collection services incorporating state-of-the-art methods and technology, with world-class customer service to all citizens of College Station, in conjunction with promoting waste reduction and clean community programs through public education.”
That’s why we’re excited about unveiling our first Autocar E3 Hybrid this week, making us the first city in the Brazos Valley to operate a hybrid garbage truck.