Spring Clean & Green presented by CoServ
LITTLE ELM, TX – Clearing the clutter in the garage, attic and back yard is a time-honored springtime tradition for many Little Elm residents, and to lend a hand, the Town invites residents to this season’s Clean & Green. Set for Saturday, April 8, the bi-annual event, once again presented by CoServ, is open from 8 a.m. to noon, says Little Elm Public Works Director Kevin Mattingly. The Public Works Service Center, 1600 Mark Tree Lane, will be configured to accommodate traffic in a one-way, drive-through, drop-off route. Residents enter the driveway, stop at specific points and unload their material. The clutter-clearing event coincides with the Little Elm version of the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-off, sponsored by Keep Little Elm Beautiful. During the Trash-off, teams of volunteers will fan out to specific areas of Town and pick up trash. “Spring is the perfect time to take stock of what’s no longer needed and dispose or recycle it,” he said. “At the same time, helping beautify our surroundings by picking up litter is another way we show pride in Little Elm.”
There is no charge for the Clean & Green event, but it is only offered to Little Elm residents. Proof of residency will be required to participate. Among the services offered will be document shredding and recycling, electronic recycling, tire recycling, and hazardous household waste disposal. Also, there is a collection point for clothing and small housewares. However, metal, brush chipping and bulk trash will not be accepted during the morning. These items can be dropped off at the site after the noontime closure of the Clean & Green event. Residents with more than one type of trash should sort their materials into categories, allowing them to drive to the different stations and drop off the material.
That helps keep traffic moving in an orderly manner. A layout of the drop-off configuration, to aid residents in arranging their recyclables, can be found at www.littleelm.org/cleanandgreen/map. “We’ll have people available to help, but residents should keep their safety and the safety of our personnel in mind. Items should not be heavier than can be easily handled by two people,” said Mattingly. At the same time, Keep Little Elm Beautiful will be coordinating litter and trash pickup around town. Groups, families and individuals who set out that morning to pick up trash are encouraged to submit their activity photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to the Keep Little Elm Beautiful Facebook page. Additional sponsors include the Keep Texas Beautiful program, the Town of Little Elm, Keep Little Elm Beautiful and CWD. More information is available by calling Public Works at 972-377-5556 or via email at email@example.com.