Aransas Pass hopes to get rid of the trash and junk with Spring Clean Up- April 27th

Posted at 6:28 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 08:49:34-04

Spring cleaning season has finally come about, and the town of Aransas Pass is ready to get started.

This will be a good time to get rid of old furniture or any other bulk items without the hassle and expense of hauling it off.

 Saturday, April 27 is the city wide clean-up day and numerous teams of residents, co-workers and friends will get together to give back to the community.

“We are focused on getting our city cleaned up to the way it was before the hurricane. We have a lot of debris that’s been piled around the community that is now getting picked up,” said Aransas Pass code compliance officer Cory Elrod.

One of the big reasons there is so much debris around the city is illegal dumping.

“We have caught a few individuals that were dumping, but there are still numerous people dumping. So this is another event that we are going to try to focus on education, and spreading it out to our community about where they can place their debris, what type of debris can be placed out, and don’t be putting it on your neighbor’s property; that’s considered illegal dumping,” said Elrod.

A clean up like this will take a community that comes together.

“We have a lot of citizens in our community  that  constantly call me about debris that is out and the concerns they have with it, and health safety concerns. So it is a top priority to get all this cleaned up, plus it’s going to help beautify our city,” said Elrod.

Oh, by the way, if you are caught illegally dumping, there will be a price to pay.

“So you can either be fined up to a $1,000 or you can possibly even go to jail. It is just not worth dumping on other individual’s property or even the city’s property. You will get caught,” said Elrod.

Aransas Pass will need all hands on deck to pick up large amounts of debris across the city.

They will have large roll-offs on the corner of Deberry and S. Rife Street and located at the transfer station on Myrtle Ave for residents to bring large bulking items.

These roll-offs will only be for residents and not for commercial businesses.

The City will be waiving the dump fees for residents with proof of residency.

If you have a pickup, trailer or just want to come in and help, they will meet at City Hall at 8:00 am and divide into teams.

For those who sign up to assist, lunch will be provided immediately following the event.