Construction in the downtown area, where the past five Spring Clean Up and Recycling Events have been held, has caused officials to find a new place for the popular drive-through drop-off collection program.
“The area where we ran the program is now a construction site for the new Town Hall,” says Kelly Vanaman, Utility Billing Administrator. “Rather than cancel it, we decided to move it. We have not yet decided to make the change permanent, but that’s what might happen.”
The event, free to all Prosper residents, starts at 8 a.m. and continues until noon on Saturday, March 18, rain or shine. The new drop-off zone will be located along Craig Road in front of Judy Rucker Elementary School.
Participants will be required to have a current Prosper water bill and driver’s license to verify their residency. Drivers will enter the zone at the intersection of Broadway St. and Craig Rd. From there, drivers will proceed south along Craig Rd. to First St. where they will check in and present their identification to ensure eligibility. Then, remaining on Craig Rd., participants can drive to the appropriate stop and drop off their cargo.
“Once cars and trucks enter the disposal zone, they will see trash dumpsters and other trash collection vehicles. They stop at one of these, unload their trash and recycling and proceed toward Preston Road,” she said.
Among the items accepted are scrap lumber, large pieces of furniture, mattresses, box springs, and other large or bulky household items. Tires, roofing, gravel, or other construction waste will not be accepted.
In addition, recycling bins will be available for computers, electronic equipment, servers, monitors, printers, phone systems, production equipment, components and cables. The recycling program will accept washing machines, clothes dryers, stoves, microwaves, and other appliances. Refrigerators, however, must be tagged by a certified technician with a label indicating that the Freon has been completely removed.
Usable items such as clothing and furniture can be donated to the Cornerstone Assistance Center, which will have a collection truck at the event. Also, the Lions Club will be accepting eyeglasses for their sight restoration program.
Residents seeking to discard hazardous household waste such as paint in liquid form, thinners, paint strippers, lawn and garden chemicals, fertilizers, etc. can obtain a voucher for disposal of these items at the Frisco Environmental Collection Center, 6616 Walnut St. in Frisco. The center is open on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hazardous household waste vouches are available from the Town of Prosper Utility Billing department at Town Hall during regular business hours. Certain residency requirements must be met to obtain a voucher. Further information on this event can be obtained by calling the Utility Billing Department at 972-346-2640 or Waste Connections at 469-452-8000.