19th Annual Trash Bash to be Held Saturday, March 1

By: SHSU Press Release
By: SHSU Press Release

Walker County Proud Communities will sponsor the 19th Annual Trash Bash on Saturday, March 1, and citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of waste materials at no cost. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

According to Esther Herklotz, Solid Waste and Recycling Superintendent for the City of Huntsville, the Trash Bash is a very successful effort which offers multiple convenient drop-off locations.

“The City of Huntsville is very proud to take part in this year’s Trash Bash, and we hope to see both residents and business owners take advantage of free material disposal,” she said. “In 2013, 425 vehicles came through the three drop-off sites which include the City of Huntsville Disposal and Recycling Facility, Walker County Precinct Barn 3 and Walker County Precinct Barn 4. At the end of the day, a total of 153.55 tons of garbage, tires and metal were collected.

“All three drop-off sites will still be available this year – let’s see if we can top our total from last year!”

Over 100 volunteers from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Walker County Community Supervision and Corrections, Master Gardeners, Walker County Environmental Enforcement, Walker County Commissioners, Try 2 Recycle, Waste Management of Houston and the City of Huntsville Disposal and Recycling staff assist during this multi-site event.

The drop-off sites do not accept farm implement tires, concrete, bricks, burn barrels, liquids of any type, vehicle batteries or junk vehicles.
For more information, contact Herklotz at (936) 294-5724.


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