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Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's time to clean out all of your unwanted household hazardous waste items.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
9:00am to 1:00pm Only

La Porte Public Works Service Center
2963 North 23rd Street

Accepting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) from approximately 350 households. HHW will be collected on a first come, first serve basis.


What You CAN Bring To This Event:

  • Brake fluid, paint thinner, paint, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides.

  • Household batteries, car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze.

  • Household electronic waste (limit five items per vehicle) which includes: computer monitors, televisions up to 27" screen, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cellular phones.

  • White goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, water heaters.

  • Tires (up to 20") off the rims, limit six per household.

  • Flammables and corrosives.

  • Propane gas cylinders up to 5 gallons - No other types of gas cylinders will be accepted.

What You CANNOT Bring To This Event:

  • Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses.

  • Explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials.

  • Trash, fire extinguishers or controlled substances (drugs).

Tips On Transporting HHW Materials:

Containers should be sealed and in their original labeled packaging. Pack leaking containers in a larger, non-leaking container. Place containers upright in a box or plastic bin and pack newspaper around the containers to prevent breakage. Place containers in your trunk and be prepared to leave your containers and boxes.

For More Information, Visit www.LaPorteLEPC.org or contact the LEPC at 281.470.0010 or lepc@laportetx.gov

Sponsored by the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the City of La Porte.

Pine Beetle Infestation Hits Shoreacres
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shoreacres pine trees weakened by Hurricane Ike injuries have attracted pine beetles.

Unfortunately there is no chemical that can kill these beetles once they are in a tree. The best we can do is to prevent the beetles from attacking other trees.

Pine beetles can detect an injured tree and can then fly to it and infect it. Do not prune pines in the spring and summer when beetles will be attracted to the sap coming from pruning cuts. If trees are injured, spray wounds with Bifenthrin every three weeks or so. Do not try to remove the sap or coat the wound with pruning paint. Read and follow all label directions when using pesticides.

Keep the tree in good health. If the soil gets very dry, water the tree with three-quarter to one inch of water once a week. Do not water more often than this. Do not dig around trees or drive over or pile soil on their roots.

If pine trees die, remove them very quickly since pines quickly become a risk to fall. If you have some trees that need to be removed, consider removing other pines in the area that are damaged, oozing sap, have cankers or are infested with beetles. Pine beetle control is very difficult.

Property owners are required to remove dead trees.

For additional information about pine beetles visit:


Clean-Up Green-Up Set For Monday April 4
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011

It's time for Spring cleaning! Green vegetation, branches, tree trimmings and limbs up to 6-inches in diameter can be set curbside for pick-up in front of your home the weekend of April 2 & 3.


No need to haul your limbs anywhere.

Please set your yard material between the ditch and the street before 7:00am Monday, April 4. Do not tie into bundles. No need to cut into short lengths, long limbs are preferred for chipping. Whenever possible place the cut end of the limbs towards the street for easy pick-up. Don't mix yard material with other trash or wood products - doing so will result in all of the material being left for your disposal.

 It is very important that you place the material near the street
and keep both the street and the ditch clear of all debris.

 A crew will come by with equipment to pick-up and chip your limbs beginning on Monday. Please be aware that it may take a couple days to complete pick-ups throughout the city.



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