SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE REDUCTION
"We will reduce the overall volume of waste generated in the community while developing environmentally sound and economically feasible means to dispose of waste. We will implement these strategies through aggressive public education programs and investing in alternative waste reduction programs." --> Green College Station White Paper
The city provides a weekly curbside collection of recyclable materials that households typically generate. The materials accepted in this collection include newspapers, magazines, white paper, phone books, aluminum and steel cans, brown and clear glass, plastic bottles #1 and #2, and car batteries. This recycling collection is provided once a week on the same day as Bulky Items and Clean Green Brush.
For items not accepted through this program, or for those residents who are not eligible, the city has a B/CS Recycling Directory with information on other local area facilities.
For a free curbside recycling start-up kit, call 979.764.6228.
WASTE OIL RECYCLING
The City of College Station maintains a drop-off site for people to safely dispose of used motor oil and oil filters, located at 2613 Texas Avenue South. This center was a result of grant funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as part of their used oil program.
Approximately 1,500 gallons of used oil and over 1,000 used oil filters are recycled through this program each year. The oil is eventually used as a burner fuel under regulations of the Clean Air Act. The filters are recycled according to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Federal regulations.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
The Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency, Inc. (BVSWMA) in partnership with the Cities of College Station and Bryan sponsors a twice yearly Household Hazardous Waste Collection for the Brazos Valley, where residents can bring hazardous items as well as computers and mercury thermometers for recycling and safe disposal.
Contaminated fuels, oils, antifreeze, chemicals, and solvents are collected for disposal. BVSWMA, Inc. contracts with a contractor to perform these services and shall attempt, whenever possible and practicable, to recycle materials for energy or material recovery.
Last updated: 7/6/2012 11:24:52 AM