The Community Clean Up Event is sponsored by the Town of Trophy Club as a safe and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted household hazardous waste and to prevent pollution. Because household chemicals are dangerous to garbage collectors and the environment, they cannot be placed on the curb for regular trash pickup. Chemical waste that is dumped illegally on vacant property or in storm drains will make its way to area creeks and lakes, polluting the water and the fish that live in the creeks and lakes.
Residents are encouraged to dispose of their hazardous waste free of charge at the biannual Community Clean Up Events - held in the Spring and Fall.
Residents may also go directly to the Fort Worth Environmental Center at 6400 Bridge Street in Fort Worth, 817-392-3279. Please take your water bill as proof of residency.
Community Clean-Up 2017 Dates: April 29th and October 21st.
The Community Clean-Up event, including collection of Household Hazardous Waste Recycling is held in the northwest parking lot of Byron Nelson High School, 2775 Bobcat Blvd. The event is available to Trophy Club residents only (must have current water bill as proof of residency). Dumpsters, electronics recycling, shredding, and household hazardous waste disposal will be available for residents. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m.
All services are FREE. Click here for more electronic recycling information and options in North Texas.
Please be aware that pharmaceuticals will no longer be accepted at the Community Clean Up events. For safe disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired medications, residents may participate in the Police Department's semi-annual Drug Take Back Initiative.
Follow these important safety guidelines when transporting household hazardous waste:
- Load items in the trunk or pickup bed – never inside the car with you.
- Keep products in their original containers, when possible.
- Don't mix chemicals.
- If a container is broken or leaking, place it in a second container made of similar material. (Place corrosives in glass, flammables in metal.)
- If a label has come off and you know what's inside, please mark the container to identify its contents.
- Do not put containers in a plastic bag where chemicals might mix, causing a dangerous reaction.
- Place containers in a box to keep them from tipping over.
- When you arrive at the Event, watch for workers who will direct you where to stop for unloading.
- Stay in your car, pop the trunk latch, and workers will remove items for you. Be sure to tell workers if there's anything you don't want removed.
- Be prepared to show your water bill and fill out a brief form, indicating where you live and how you heard about the event.
Acceptable Items: Acids, aerosol cans, all batteries, antifreeze, brake fluid, craft and hobby chemicals, degreasers drain cleaner, fertilizer, fluorescent lights, herbicides, household cleaners, motor oil, paints, stains, pesticides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, oil filters, solvents, transmission fluid, and varnishes.
Non-acceptable Items: Wastes from commercial, agricultural, and industrial sources, compressed flammable gas containers, radioactive materials (i.e. smoke detectors), explosives or potentially shock sensitive materials, biological, etiologic, and infectious materials, ammunition, building materials, explosives, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, tires, waste generated by business, and Propane and Butane Cylinders.