- Electronics Recycling – Saturday, April 13, 9-11 a.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St. Residents can bring electronics they’re no longer using, including computers, printers, fax machines, televisions and cell phones, to be recycled. Registration is required at 972-237-4578 or gptx.org/electronics-recycling
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Saturday, April 13, 9-11 a.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St. Registration is required at 972-237-8055 or gptx.org/WQ/HHW
- Shred-It Day – Saturday, April 20, 8-11 a.m., 2959 Esplanade. Residents have the opportunity to safely and securely shred their personal documents. While the service is free, the suggested donation is $5 per box or $10 for three boxes.
Category: Grand Prairie Services
There is a recycling event scheduled for March 9th at the
Grand Prairie Development Center
206 W. Church St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Call 972-237-4578 or register online for the next free Electronics Recycling Event.
The event schedule is:
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- January 5, 2019
- March 9, 2019
- April 13, 2019
- May 11, 2019
This is a re-post from the City of GP
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Events Saturday, June 9.
Bring your household hazardous waste to our FREE household hazardous waste collection event 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Development Center, 206 W. Church St. Registration is required. Visit www.gptx.org/WQ/HHW or call 972-237-8055 to register and learn more about what kind of items are accepted.
You can also recycle your old electronics at the same time and place. Registration is required by calling 972-237-4578 or online at http://apps.gptx.org/GPTX/EnvironmentalServices/Recycle/
Missing this one? Don’t worry, we will have the event again on the following Saturdays:
September 8, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
You can also dispose of hazardous waste at the Environmental Collection Center in Fort Worth, 6400 Bridge St. near I-30 and Loop 820. The ECC is open on Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A current water bill or driver’s license is required as proof of residency. For more information call the ECC at (817) 392-3279.
- Date: 04/28/2018
STAR Certified Master Composter Class
The City of Grand Prairie will be offering a new master composter certification in partnership with the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR). STAR has accepted leadership of the program that was formerly administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
To be eligible for certification, participants must complete 20 hours of education, 16 in-class and 4 out-of-class, as well as 20 hours of eligible volunteer activity, including composting at the Kirby Creek Nature Center.
The next class is scheduled for April 28 and May 5, 2018 (all day) Additionally, there will be a 4-hour field trip TBD.
The $25 Grand Prairie resident registration fee and $40 non-Grand Prairie resident registration fee includes the Rodale Book of Composting and lunch. Checks must be made payable to the city of Grand Prairie. There must be a minimum of 10 participants for the class to be held. Refunds will be issued if the class is canceled.
Grand Prairie is one of the few cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area that offers the course. Anyone interested in achieving a sustainable backyard lifestyle will benefit from composter training – whether they choose to certify or not. Educators can receive Continuing Education (CPE) credits by attending this course. Call 972-237-4566 for more information.
Below is the City’s notice of a development application that would affect property near the proposed project. Here is a link to the Zoning change notice we received. We did not get the map they referred to below.
I grabbed a Google map of the area. It is the wooded area across from the funeral home:
Carrier Parkway Low Water Crossing Gates
Approach the Gate, Wait, Evacuate Automated low water crossing gates have been installed on Carrier Parkway between Dickey Road on the north and Phillips Court to the south. The gates will lower to block northbound and southbound traffic on Carrier Parkway when Cottonwood Creek floods over the road near McFalls Park West. The gates have flashing lights and emit a warning sound as they lower.
If you get caught between the gates while traveling between Dickey Road and Phillips Court, stay calm.
Approach the Gate – Slowly drive toward the closed gate until a sensor on the closed gate is triggered
Wait – Wait for the gate to rise
Evacuate – Continue driving away from the floodwater
The gate will open for you, and close back again once you have passed through. For more information about the Carrier Parkway low water crossing gates, call 972-237-8321 or email email@example.com.
Information at this link to the flyer: Shred It Flyer-1
On Friday, we were informed of an animal attack on West Townhouse Lane, near the pool area, at about 3AM. Most of the animals in the woods are nocturnal, but I have seen a large opossum wandering around in daylight. So far, my Border Collie-Springer Spaniel mix has killed 2 juvenile possums that were in my back yard; he still checks out the tree every time he goes out in the yard. He does not like possums, it seems, or birds sitting on the fence.
No one is sure which one of the critter in the woods was responsible for the attack; some say it was a coyote, but we do know that a cat was attacked and crawled into the pool area and expired. Animal Control was called to remove the deceased cat.
Anyone who allows their cat to roam the property needs to be aware that there are large enough animals in the woods capable of causing severe damage to your pets. This is another reason to keep dogs on a leash and under your control. We cannot be sure it was not a stray dog or one that residents allow to roam free and unattended. However, it is more likely it was a wild animal. As the weather warms up, we will see more wild animals on property.
The moral of this story is to keep your pets indoors at night. If you do see any critters wandering our property, call GP Animal Services, (972) 237-8575
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Bring your household hazardous waste to our FREE household hazardous waste collection event 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Development Center, 206 W. Church St. Registration is required. Visit www.gptx.org/WQ/HHW or call 972-237-8055 to register and learn more about what kind of items are accepted.
You can also recycle your old electronics at the same time and place. Registration is required by calling 972-237-4578 or online at http://apps.gptx.org/GPTX/EnvironmentalServices/Recycle/ Missing this one?
Don’t worry, we will have the event again on the following Saturdays: April 14, 2018 May 12, 2018 June 2, 2018 September 8, 2018 October 6, 2018 November 3, 2018 December 1, 2018