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Allen, Texas To Host Annual Great American Cleanup Event [Update]

Solid waste utility customers are invited to participate in this waste disposal initiative on May 18

On May 18, 2024, Allen, Texas, will host its annual Great American Cleanup, inviting residents to promote responsible waste disposal practices. From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., participants can conveniently drop off accepted items for recycling and donation at Allen City Hall on 305 Century Parkway.

Update 4/26/24 | 10 a.m. The Great American Cleanup was rescheduled to Saturday, May 18 at Allen City Hall. A previous version of this article included the previously scheduled date. 

The original article continues below. 

To get involved, Allen solid waste utility customers need only bring their current city of Allen utility bill, displayed on their windshield, and a valid driver's license with a matching address. Upon arrival, attendees should remain in their vehicles while staff members unload items. To expedite the process, organizers recommend packing similar items together.

Accepted items for disposal include pet products, bicycles, shoes, household goods, clothing, books, electronics, cardboard, paper for shredding and medications. Electronics such as laptops, printers, TVs and accessories can also be recycled. 

Participants should access the event via Bethany Drive, turning onto Century Parkway from the south (note: entry from McDermott Drive is unavailable). Donations are directed to Zone 1 in the front parking lot, while items for recycling or disposal go to Zone 2, accessible via Butler Drive. A fast-pass system is in place for attendees requiring access to both zones, allowing for efficient navigation between areas.

For more information and to view the complete list of accepted items, click here.

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