(November 4, 2011) Do you have old electronics, toys and other unused items that have been hanging around the house for too long? The City of Frisco’s Environmental Services has a great opportunity to help you clear out the clutter to make way for new gadgets and goodies before the holiday season starts. The next Chunk Your Junk event will be held on November 5 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. This program helps Frisco residents recycle, donate, or safely throw away unwanted items.
Chunk Your Junk, an event for Frisco residents only, is held at the Environmental Collection Center, located at 6616 Walnut St. Entry is from southbound 1st Street only. All other entries to the facility will be closed on November 5… view map. The line will close the vehicles at 11:30 a.m. to allow all those waiting in line to be serviced by the time the event ends at noon. For directions to the Environmental Collection Center or more information, call 972-292-5900 or go to FriscoTexas.gov/recycle.
Commercial accounts are not accepted. Only residents with a City of Frisco utility billing account, may dispose of household hazardous waste items, computer monitors, televisions or refrigerators. Both a valid driver’s license showing your current Frisco address and a current Frisco water bill are required to dispose of all household chemical, paint, electronic waste, and items needing Freon extraction.
All applicable fees will be billed directly to your Frisco utility billing account. A $40 Freon extraction fee will be charged for all appliances not tagged Freon-free. There is a $10 fee to dispose of computer monitors and a $15 fee for television sets.
The following items can be brought for safe disposal, recycling, or donation during Chunk Your Junk. To reduce idling time, the items are listed in the order which they can be unloaded at the event. Please load your vehicle accordingly.
· Documents for shredding;
(Four-box limit per household, box size not to exceed 12”W x 15.5”L x 10.5”H)
· Metal and appliances;
· Yard waste, limbs, and untreated wood for mulching;
· Fencing and other trash;
· Styrofoam and plastic bags;
· Prescription and over-the-counter medications;
· Household chemicals, paint, gasoline, oil, batteries, pesticides;
· Computers, printers, cell phones, television sets, and other e-waste;
· Old clothes, furniture, books, etc. for donation.
Drive by the Waterwise booth at the Chunk Your Junk event and show us your old shower head to collect a free high-efficiency shower head. Limit one shower head per household, while they last.