Water Utilities, Environmental Services plan for a fall filled with cleaning creeks and shredding paper


The air may not have that fall feel, but the autumn calendar for the Water Utilities and Environmental Services departments is already full of events. Here’s the list, with everything from recycling at Music Alley to Chunk Your Junk.


household hazardous waste collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Did you just buy a new cell phone and are not sure what to do with the old one? Or, did you recently complete a painting project at home and have extra paint leftover? Don’t trash it; drop it off at the city’s Environmental Collection Center (ECC) during the monthly hazardous waste drop off.

The ECC, located at 618 S. Wisteria St., accepts unwanted household hazardous waste materials, electronics and recyclables. Collection times are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday that precede the Saturday collection. Hazardous materials accepted include aerosol cans, auto fluids, pool chemicals, paint and batteries. Electronics such as computers, appliances, cell phones, TV’s, printers and miscellaneous cables and wires are also accepted. Click HERE for a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items. It’s free and easy. Staff will be onsite to remove materials and items from your vehicle for you while you wait. Be sure to bring proof of residency (utility bill or a valid driver’s license) with you when you come.

Drop off dates for the remainder of 2018:

Sept. 6, 7, 8

Oct. 11, 12, 13

Nov. 8, 9, 10

Dec. 7, 8, 9

Questions? Contact David Macias at (817) 276-4239, or [email protected].


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Recycling Booth at Music Alley

Help keep Music Alley green! While you’re there enjoying all the music, entertainment, art, food and fun, stop by the Environmental Services booth to dispose of your recyclables. The Music Alley Festival is set for 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Historic Downtown Mansfield. It’s a great opportunity to help keep recyclables out of our landfill and to learn more about what’s recyclable and what’s not. You can also be environmentally friendly by bringing your own reusable cup or bottle, and visiting the hydration station for water refills.


Residents can dispose of important documents for free during the annual Shred Day event.

Residents can dispose of important documents for free during the annual Shred Day event.

Chunk Your Junk and Shred Day

Chunk Your Junk and Shred Day are on the schedule for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6. This twice a year event offers Mansfield residents an opportunity to drop off old, bulky items that are too large to be set out for regular curbside pickup. Items such as washers and dryers, furniture, car batteries, mattresses and box springs, scrap metal and tires can be disposed of at the ECC. , and papers to be shredded are accepted at the Environmental Collection Center (ECC), 618 S. Wisteria St. Click HEREfor event information and a list of accepted items. Bring a proof of residency (utility bill or valid driver’s license) with you when you come.

For questions, contact David Macias at (817) 276-4239 or [email protected].


Volunteers help clean up the city's creeks during the annual Creekside Clean Up and Cookout.

Volunteers help clean up the city’s creeks during the annual Creekside Clean Up and Cookout.

Creekside Cleanup & Cookout

Litter is a big problem. Not only is it an unsightly mess, but it can harm plants and animals, and affect water quality. The city is looking for volunteers of all ages to help pick up litter along Walnut Creek on Saturday, Oct. 13. Volunteers can choose from a list of cleanup locations throughout the city. Trash bags, gloves, sunblock, bug spray and detailed maps of each location will be provided for the 9 – 11 a.m. cleanup. Lunch will be provided 11 a.m. at the Chris W. Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St. Register by Friday, Sept. 14, to be guaranteed a free T-shirt. Click HERE and register.

For more information and questions about this event, contact Rebecca Sales at (817) 728-3610 or [email protected]



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