The City of Temple Neighborhood Pride program is designed to assist in neighborhood beautification. This program allows a neighborhood to “get together” and perform a cleanup of their particular neighborhood to include the cleanup of trash in yards, alleys, vacant lots in the neighborhood and junk in the neighborhood in general.
It is a great way for residents to get rid of their unwanted materials and dispose of them properly and easily while renewing old or creating new friendships.
For More Information
If you are interested in the City of Temple Neighborhood Pride program, please contact the Solid Waste Division at (254) 298-5725.
The following guidelines will assist you with your neighborhood plan:
- A neighborhood cleanup will consist of at least a one block area and with at least six (6) homes participating.
- The neighborhood will need a contact person (Block Captain) to assist in communicating with the City of the neighborhood needs and to coordinate the cleanup
- A trash container may be reserved from the City – to reserve:
- You must be a resident of Temple, have a valid picture ID and present a current copy of your water/garbage utility bill
- Containers are reserved on a “first come – first served” basis
- Container may be reserved for a period of 1-3 days including week-ends and holidays
- To insure a safe delivery and pickup of the container, the City, along with the Block Captain, will need to inspect the area for container placement and the general area of cleanup – items to inspect include low hanging tree limbs and power lines – fire hydrants – gas meters – utility poles, etc.
- Once the container has been delivered to the neighborhood for the cleanup, residents may not move them to another location. Any moving of the container will need to be done by the Solid Waste Division
- For environmental and safety hazards, the following items are not permitted to be placed inside the trash container:
- Combustible or flammable materials (ex: paint, gasoline, oil, etc.)
- Automobile parts
- Rocks and Dirt
- Automotive Batteries
These items, if any, will need to be placed outside the container in a designated area agreed upon by the City representative and the Block Captain.
- Recyclable materials such as newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, clear & brown glass, clear #1 and #2 plastics (soda bottles, milk jugs, water bottles) and cardboard should be taken to one of the two voluntary drop off recycling locations – 602 Jack Baskin Drive or 3015 Mama Dog Lane – or you may also reserve the recycling trailer for your cleanup.
It will be the responsibility of the Block Captain to insure that all guidelines are followed. Any damage must be reported to the Solid Waste Division immediately. An emergency contact number will be provided to the Block Captain.