One of the easiest ways you can do your part to keep our community clean and beautiful is to properly dispose of recyclables and waste. Once a month, the city of Arlington provides a hazardous waste collection event at a local park. The city’s mobile collection unit, known as the “Crud Cruiser” makes monthly visits to collect dangerous household chemicals such as old paint, antifreeze, batteries, and motor oil. Best of all – It is free, convenient and good for the environment!
Here’s the answers to a few common questions about the event, provided by the City of Arlington’s website:
When is the Crud Cruiser coming to my neighborhood?
Please see the 2015 schedule here.
How long will it be available?
You can find the Crud Cruiser in a designated neighborhood park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Please note: Arrive early. Storage capacity in the Crud Cruiser may limit participation to the first 75 residents or households!
How much will it cost?
There is no charge. This program is free for all Arlington residents.
Do I need to show proof of residency?
Yes. A driver’s license or current water, telephone or electricity bill is acceptable.
What if it is raining?
The program will be cancelled.
What are some examples of acceptable hazardous household waste?
Motor oil, paint, household chemicals, degreasers, antifreeze, oil filters, photo chemical, gasoline, all types of batteries. (See a complete list on the City of Arlington website).
What are some examples of unacceptable hazardous household waste?
Ammunition, explosives, tires, medical waste, propane, radioactive material and waste generated by businesses.
What can I do with my materials if I am not able to visit the Crud Cruiser?
You can take your items to the Environmental Collection Center at 6400 Bridge Street in Fort Worth. Call 817-392-EASY(3279) for hours of operation.
I need more information about this program. What should I do?
Call the City of Arlington at 817-459-6777.
The Crud Cruiser collection event occurs monthly, so be sure to make note of it on your calendar for 2015! Together, we can all make a positive impact on our environment and community!