Keep Mansfield beautiful and green during April cleanup events

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It’s time for spring cleaning – inside and out – and the City of Mansfield has opportunities to do both during April.

A full slate of programs from the Environmental Services and Water Utilities departments offers residents the opportunity to not only clean up around their homes but help beautify the community. And it culminates in a celebration about protecting and conserving our environment and natural resources.

Residents can dispose of bulky trash items at the annual event.

Residents can dispose of bulky trash items at the April 7 event.

Chunk Your Junk & Shred Day

The city’s bi-annual beautification and cleanup day is the best time to hit the garage and “chunk your junk.” Sponsored by Keep Mansfield Beautiful and the Environmental Services Department, the event is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at the Chris W. Burkett Service Center, 620  S. Wisteria St.

Crews will be on hand to take bulky items, junk, bagged trash, scrap metal, tires, appliances and any other items too large for curbside pickup. No household hazardous waste will be accepted at this event. Proof of residency is required and no businesses or contractors are allowed.

Tree limbs and yard waste will be dropped off at a separate location, 24 N. Mitchell Road. No mulch pickup will be allowed on April 7, only tree limb drop off.

Pickup is available for seniors and disabled residents. You can schedule a pickup by emailing [email protected]v before April 4.

Residents will also be able to dispose of paper, documents and records free of charge during Shred Day. A commercial machine will be shredding materials on site during the event.

Volunteers will do their part to keep Mansfield beautiful during Creekside Cleanup.

Volunteers will do their part to keep Mansfield beautiful during Creekside Cleanup.

Creekside Cleanup & Cookout

Join environmental services and Keep Mansfield Beautiful for the xxth annual Creekside Cleanup & Cookout, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14.

Volunteers can register online at www.creeksidecleanup.com, pick a location to help cleanup and then get to work. After the cleanup, volunteers are invited for an after party at the Christ W. Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St. There will be food, drinks and prizes for everyone who joins in the efforts to keep the city’s creeks and waterways free of trash and debris.

Old paint is among the household hazardous waste collected monthly at the Environmental Collection Center

Old paint is among the household hazardous waste collected monthly at the Environmental Collection Center

Household Hazardous Waste Collection/Mulch Madness

The monthly HHW collection at the Environmental Collection Center is 3-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12-13 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14. The ECC is located at 616 S. Wisteria St.

A list of all acceptable items is available at www.mansfieldtexas.gov/ecc.

It’s also the last day this spring for Mulch Madness. Residents can pick up free mulch at the site on 24 N Mitchell Road, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Proof of residency is required and participants must be prepared to load their own mulch.

Residents can learn about conservation and protecting the environment at the annual Earth Day Mansfield event April 28.

Residents can learn about conservation and protecting the environment at the annual Earth Day Mansfield event April 28.

Earth Day

The second annual Earth Day Mansfield celebration is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Chris W. Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St.

Sponsored by Mansfield Water Utilities, Mansfield Environmental Services and Keep Mansfield Beautiful, the celebration will feature live music and entertainment, food, family-friendly activities and unique vendors providing information and services on protecting the environment.

A “Catch and Release” Fishing Derby is being held at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the pond in front of the service center.

For more information on these events, visit the city website at www.mansfieldtexas.gov, city Facebook page @CityMansfieldTx or the Keep Mansfield Beautiful website at www.keepmansfieldbeautiful.org.

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