Upcoming Opportunities to Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle!
Just a quick reminder that as you “Spring Clean” over the next month, we have some upcoming events that allow you to Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle!
First up is the Friends of the Library Garage Sale on March 30. If you’re not up for hosting your own garage sale and don’t want items to go to waste, the FOL will gladly take them off your hands! Visit their website for more info: http://wbfriends.org/. Leftovers at the end of the day will be donated to Easter Seals.
Coming up April 13, we’ve got EXTREME Clean Spring! at 13905 Thermal from 8am-2pm. This is the perfect excuse to clean out all your cabinets and closets! Twice a year, we have Drug Take Back and FREE On-site Shredding. We’ll also be collecting supplies for Austin Wildlife Rescue and assorted Animal Rescue Groups (clean towels, pet beds, bowls, crates, collars and leashes, toys, etc.), those experiencing homelessness via Austin Humanists at Work www.austinhumanistsatwork.org, Austin Creative Reuse http://austincreativereuse.org/, Easter Seals http://www.easterseals.com/centraltx/. This year, we’ll be collecting gently used (or new) purses for Handbags for Hope to be distributed to women’s shelters throughout Texas. We’ll have more info up on the WBNA website next week. And as always, we’ll be collecting metal, electronics, styrofoam, paint, anti-freeze, household batteries, and cardboard for recycling. Please sort through the items you bring for bulk trash and repurpose or recycle wherever possible.
As an added bonus, we’re bringing back Yard Chemical Redistribution. This year, we’ll be collecting fertilizer, pesticides, and fungicides at 2602 Tracy Trail from 8am-2pm on April 13 in conjunction with EXTREME Clean Spring. Our volunteer, Pamela Woodward, will be collecting and listing items as they come in with the intent of finding homes for the unwanted supplies. Leftovers will be transported to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility the following week. Please do not bring these chemicals to the Thermal location. They will only be taken at Tracy Trail. Please make sure supplies are in their original containers and sealed or re-sealed. Previously opened containers are acceptable, but we do need to be able to seal them for transport. Relatively “clean” is appreciated as well.
The WBNA collaborates with Wells Branch MUD four times a year to offer our Extreme Clean program. Watch our websites and the upcoming WBNA newsletter for updates.
If you need help transporting items to EXTREME Clean, WB Venturing Crew 1409 will be offering pick up as a fundraiser. There is a minimun $20 charge, but we encourage you to tip accordingly as our Wells Branch youth are earning money for campouts/trips as well as offering a valuable community service. To schedule pick up, contact Daniel White at 512-413-0097.