The East Aldine District has been busy cleaning up, and at the board meeting last Tuesday voted to sign a contract with OFS Solid Waste Services of Channelview, to pick up Heavy Trash in every part of the district once per week for the next year.
The contract will cost the district $13,750 per month, but will fulfil a need that has been present since most of the district was taken over by Harris County Pct. 2 after the last election.
The agreement with OFS includes all of the district, including new areas to the north of Aldine-Bender and west of Hardy Toll Road.
Heavy Trash pick-ups will start every Monday, beginning August 5th. The first area to be cleaned will be the “South” zone, and will take several days to finish. Then on August 12th the next zone, Central, will be picked up, and so on. On August 19 the East Zone will be picked up, and on August 26 the North Zone.
The complete district will be cleaned once per month on a schedule like this, according to Richard Cantu, Director of Services for East Aldine. Residents with questions can contact the district at 713-595-1220. In addition to this scheduled trash collection, any neighborhood can request a temporary dumpster for a one-time clean up, Cantu pointed out. Last Saturday, the Tasfield neighborhood held a combined clean-up and garage sale, for example.
As in the past, there are some rules as to what constitutes “heavy trash.” Included is old furniture, broken wood, trees and shrubs, appliances and related items. Please separate tires. If appliances or AC units are put out, they must have freon lines cut, drained, and tagged by a licensed technician. Not acceptable are paint, oil, pesiticides, anti-freeze, gasoline cans, household garbage, or batteries.