The heavy rains on April 15 and 16 were welcome throughout Mason, but they also caused us to cancel the Free Dump scheduled that weekend at the City Landfill. The City has now rescheduled the Clean-up initiative and the Free Dump for next week, and the hours and rules will be the same as published before.
It is now scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 6 – 8, and we will be accepting refuse at the landfill from all city and county residents. We will have the landfill open regular hours Thursday from 8:00am until 5:00pm, and from 8:00am till noon on Saturday, May 8. We have received special permission from TCEQ, and will be extending the landfill hours for Friday evening, May 7, until 8:00 pm so that people can take advantage of the free dumping until dark.
Since we are working to help our citizens clean up their homes, we will not be able to accept commercial or construction debris during this time. The City will continue to have a trailer for the collection of used auto tires that is parked at the Recycle Center; however, the cost of the tire recycling will have to be covered by the City, so each person bringing tires will be charged $1.00 per tire and we are limiting it to only 8 tires per household and only passenger or light truck tires. We will be collecting tires, batteries, used electronic equipment, paper, cardboard and plastics at the Recycling Center on Ave F during this Spring Clean-up, but some of the items we collected last spring, such as paint, cannot be collected this year.
If you need more information call the city office at 347-6449, and start planning your clean up around the house so that we can all work together to make our town and our entire community clean and neat.