Community Clean Ups
2020 Hazardous Waste
- May 09, 2020- EVENT POSTPONED
- October 24, 2020
- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Town Hall parking lot
2020 TCWC Community Garage Sale Dates
- April 25, 2020 - EVENT CANCELED
- October 17, 2020
- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Trophy Club Community
Community Clean-Up Event
The Community Clean-Up Event is sponsored by the Town of Trophy Club as a safe and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted household hazardous waste and to prevent pollution. Because household chemicals are dangerous to garbage collectors and the environment, they cannot be placed on the curb for regular trash pickup. Chemical waste that is dumped illegally on vacant property or in storm drains will make its way to area creeks and lakes, polluting the water and the fish that live in the creeks and lakes.
Residents are encouraged to dispose of their hazardous waste free of charge at the biannual Community Clean Up Events held in the Spring and Fall. The event is available to Trophy Club residents only (must have current water bill as proof of residency). Dumpsters, electronics recycling, shredding, and household hazardous waste disposal will be available for residents. Please be aware that pharmaceuticals are not accepted at the Community Clean Up.
Fort Worth Environmental Center
Residents may also go directly to the Fort Worth Environmental Center at 6400 Bridge Street in Fort Worth, 817-392-3279. Please take your water bill as proof of residency. Learn more about electronic recycling information and options in North Texas.
Follow these important safety guidelines when transporting household hazardous waste:
- Load items in the trunk or pickup bed - never inside the car with you.
- Keep products in their original containers, when possible.
- Don’t mix chemicals.
- If a container is broken or leaking, place it in a second container made of similar material. (Place corrosives in a glass, flammables in metal.)
- If a label has come off and you know what’s inside, please mark the container to identify its contents.
- Do not put containers in a plastic bag where chemicals might mix, causing a dangerous reaction.
- Place containers in a box to keep them from tipping over.
- When you arrive at the Event, watch for workers who will direct you where to stop for unloading.
- Stay in your car, pop the trunk latch, and workers will remove items for you. Be sure to tell workers if there’s anything you don’t want to be removed.
- Be prepared to show your water bill and fill out a brief form, indicating where you live and how you heard about the event.
- Aerosol cans
- All batteries
- Brake fluid
- Craft and hobby chemicals
- Degreasers drain cleaner
- Fluorescent lights
- Household cleaners
- Motor Oil
- Oil filters
- Photo chemicals
- Pool chemicals
- Transmission fluid
Non-Acceptable Items Include:
- Biological, etiologic and infectious materials
- Building materials
- Compressed flammable gas containers
- Explosives or potentially shock sensitive materials
- Medical waste
- Propane and butane cylinders
- Radioactive materials (i.e. smoke detectors)
- Waste generated by business
- Wastes from commercial, agricultural and industrial sources
TCWC Garage Sales
The Trophy Club 2020 Garage Sales will be a Saturday in both the Spring (Apr) and Fall (Oct) months. The Garage sale hours are typically from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.
Garage sale permits cost $20 and are available leading up to the events at the Sassy Flamingo and Tom Thumb through October 16, 2020. Net proceeds from permit sales benefit the scholarship program for graduating high school seniors.
Food & Beverage Sales
The bi-annual Trophy Club Community Garage Sales are a time for residents to clean out closets, drawers, garages, and attics to purge unwanted belongings. Selling food and beverages at garage sales is always a hot topic, but protecting the health and safety of people is the top priority.
Within Health and Safety Code parameters, residents MAY sell certain types of food and beverages:
- Commercially pre-packaged food and beverage sales are allowed as long as they do not require refrigeration
- Packaging must be properly labeled and ingredient list must be available
- The cottage food production operation bill allows for the sale of some types of prepared foods out of a residential kitchen
- Lemonade stands and other similar child-run operations are allowed per Town Ordinance 2014-33.
Residents MAY NOT see:
- Potentially hazardous foods*
- "potentially hazardous food" means a food that requires time and temperature control for safety to limit pathogen growth or toxin production. The term includes food that must be held under proper temperature controls, such as refrigeration, to prevent the growth of bacteria that may cause human illness. A potentially hazardous food may include a food that contains protein and moisture and is neutral or slightly acidic, such as meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish products, pasteurized and unpasteurized milk and dairy products, raw seed sprouts, baked goods that require refrigeration, including cream or custard pies or cakes, and ice products. The term does not include a food that uses potentially hazardous food as ingredients if the final food product does not require time or temperature control for safety to limit pathogen growth or toxin production.
The State of Texas has adopted laws regulating requirements for the sale of prepared foods (Health and Safety Code, Title 6, Subtitle A, Chapter 437) and the Town does not have the authority to adopt an ordinance that would override those state requirements. State law does not provide an exception that will allow residents to sell prepared foods without first meeting all health code requirements. Residents who wish to sell food at a Community-wide Garage Sale must follow the guidelines per state law. The Town does not advocate the distribution of food in any manner other than in compliance with local and state law. For more information, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
About the TCWC
The TCWV members donate time to fundraising events, participate or lead group committees and make lifetime friendships during their monthly activities.
Their Mission is to welcome newcomers to Trophy Club, promote new friendships, foster social contacts and participate in community and charitable communities.
Please consider Trophy Club Women’s Club, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization, when making tax-deductible contributions. Their partnership with sponsors allows them to continue their wonderful tradition of giving back to the community.