By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – Each year the City of Woodville hosts a cleanup effort prior to the annual Dogwood Festival, and City Administrator Mandy Risinger announced this year’s cleanup plans.
Risinger said the effort will take place from Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 17, where the city will accept heavy waste at its warehouse, located at 200 Wingate Street. Residents can take advantage of this opportunity for disposal of heavy, solid waste items during this time period from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Some items cannot be accepted. These include oil, tires, paint, batteries and electronics, such as computers and televisions.
In addition to the heavy waste disposal at the warehouse, the city will sponsor a “Be Green – Stay Clean” event during this time, and anyone can join in and help with the cleanup effort, which includes picking up litter on various streets in Woodville.
“We are encouraging individuals and organizations to help clean-up our city by picking up litter on various streets throughout the city. The city can assist with garbage bags and vests for volunteers and will pick up and dispose of all trash that is collected,” Risinger said.
The citywide cleanup has been an effort Woodville has undertaken for a number of years, but the Be Green – Stay Clean event is now in its fourth year. It was launched by a group at Woodville High School. The Youth Leadership of Southeast Texas chapter at WHS approached the city about a possible project they could do for community service, and Risinger steered them in the direction of the cleanup efforts.
Risinger encouraged anyone who wants to participate, or anyone needing more information to call City Hall at 409-283-2234.