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Posted on: March 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Bulk Pickup with Frontier Waste Solutions

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. As our month-long focus on the new bulk service comes to an end, we’d like to share a few final tips and tricks to help you get the absolute most out of bulk service. 

Organization counts - It’s not uncommon to see large piles of limbs around bulk pickup time, but there’s a way to better utilize your bulk pile space. Bundling limbs (must be cut to 3 feet in length and overall bundle should weigh less than 35 pounds) keeps your limbs organized, meaning you can fit more within your 7 cubic yards of space. Even if you’re not doing bundles, taking the time to sort and carefully pile up your bulk maximizes your space and allows you to get even more on the curb!

Keep your options open - We’ve mentioned several of these already this month, but this point bears repeating. Consider your options before deciding to toss something into your bulk pile. Used furniture can be donated, sold, or given away. Some items can be repurposed and reused instead of throwing them away. When it comes to grass clippings and leaves, consider mulching them and using them to help the health of your lawn instead of sending them to a landfill. If you don’t have a mower with a mulch setting, you can still mulch your leaves and grass clippings by running over them additional times with your mower set on a low setting. All of these are great ways to reduce your bulk output. 

Plan ahead - Once you know when your bulk week will be, a great way to make bulk work for you is to schedule your major landscaping or cleaning projects around your bulk week. This saves you from having to keep bulk on hand for too long or from having to spend money on additional bulk pickups. You can also schedule major projects around the community cleanup events each month and take your bulk items straight from your property to the dropoff. 

Thank you for joining us throughout the month of March as we learned all about how bulk service will work under the new waste collection contract. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for more posts and Frequently Asked Questions as the transition to the new service continues!

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

a chainsaw cutting through a tree limb

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. One of the great benefits of the new service is that a bulk truck will be permanently assigned to White Settlement and will be in the City each week picking up different areas. With this on site truck, it’ll be much easier for Frontier to respond to any issues that may arise. There are also several things that we can all do in the city to make sure the new bulk service runs smoothly and efficiently. 

Understand the service rules - The fewer issues that exist across the city, the faster bulk service can move. We’ve spent this month speaking at length about what can go in your bulk pile, how large the pile can be, and where it should be placed. Each time you’re nearing your bulk pickup week, be sure you’re keeping these rules in mind so your pile can easily and quickly be picked up. All of this information will be on the city website and if you’re not sure about something, please ask. Our Code Compliance staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Don’t set out multiple piles - An issue that has caused problems in the past is when a resident sets out a bulk pile, it gets picked up, and then the resident sets out another one immediately. We understand that sometimes you have more bulk than will fit within the regulations, but please remember that the service affords you one bulk pile pickup every other month. If you have extra bulk, please utilize one of the other options such as the monthly community cleanup or requesting an additional pickup from Frontier Waste Solutions. 

Pay attention to placement - Depending on the layout of your front yard, bulk placement might be the simplest thing or it might be a bit of a puzzle. The main thing to check is that there are no obstructions around or above your pile, as these will cause your pile not to be picked up and will slow down overall service. Generally speaking, you should aim for a 3 foot clearance on all sides of your bulk pile. If you have an odd shaped front yard or unique circumstances that make it tough to find a place for your bulk pile, reach out to the City and someone will be happy to help you. 

Overall, the biggest key to successful bulk pickup service is everyone doing their part to make it run smoothly. Remember, if you aren’t sure about something or have questions, Frontier Waste Solutions has a large customer service team that will be ready to assist at (888)854-2905 and the City is always available to help as well. 

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

the back of a frontier waste solutions trash truck

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. Over the course of the month we’ve talked about a lot of the changes coming to your bulk pickup service but today we’d like to highlight something that won’t be changing; the Community Cleanup Events. For those of you who aren’t aware, the Community Cleanup takes place at the corner of Meadow Park and East Melrose on a Saturday and Sunday near the end of each month and is a bulk drop off event. Residents of White Settlement can show their latest water bill or other proof of residency and drop off bulk items such as appliances (without refrigerant), mattresses, and furniture. Brush and limbs are also accepted at the Community Cleanup. Any limbs that are brought get chipped into landscaping mulch that is offered free to anyone in the community that would like to pick it up. With curbside bulk pickup moving to every other month, the Community Cleanup Events will become an even more valuable resource than before for anyone who has excess bulk. Continue to watch the City’s Facebook page as well as the City website for the dates of upcoming Community Cleanup weekends.

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

two workers put tree limbs into a wood chipper

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. One thing that you’ll need to be aware of with the new trash services is how to most effectively deal with yard waste. Bags of yard trimmings can’t be placed out with your regular trash as anything outside of your trash cart won’t be picked up. Yard trimmings, leaves, and of course branches and limbs can however be placed out as part of your every other month curbside bulk collection. Here are some helpful tips to manage your yard waste beginning on May 1st.

  • When setting them out with bulk, make sure that any bagged leaves or yard waste are in clear bags so they are easily identifiable as yard waste. Regular trash bags won’t be picked up as part of bulk, so if you don’t want your leaves and clippings left behind, put them in clear bags.
  • Yard waste can be placed into your trash cart. If you have small amounts of yard waste between curbside bulk pickups, you can place it into your trash cart. So long as everything fits inside along with your regular trash, this is a completely acceptable way of getting rid of yard waste. Do not include any yard waste in your recycling cart.
  • Mulch your leaves and grass clippings. Mulching leaves or grass clippings is done by shredding them. Check to see if your lawnmower has a mulching capability. If so, instead of using up valuable trash cart or bulk pile space, you can mulch your grass clippings and leaves. Mulch can be spread across your lawn and is healthy for the soil. This process of getting rid of yard waste is also a method of landfill reduction, an important consideration as area landfills continue to get closer to being full. 

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

two clear garbage bags full of grass trimmings sitting on the ground

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. A frustrating situation to deal with when it comes to bulk is when your bulk pile doesn’t get picked up. Earlier this week we talked about one reason why the bulk truck may pass you by, the presence of obstructions around or above it. Today we’d like to look at another situation that could cause you to miss bulk service. One of the top reasons that a bulk pile doesn’t get picked up is because it contains items that aren’t allowed. We’ve talked this month about what materials can be included with your bulk, but it’s just as important to be aware of what can’t be included. Be sure when you’re putting out your bulk pile you don’t include any of the following items: tires, household hazardous waste (paint, chemicals, oils, etc.), electronics, bagged or unbagged garbage, construction debris, appliances that contain refrigerant, batteries, medical waste, gasoline, car parts, dirt & soil. Keeping your bulk pile clear of any of these items will help make sure that your bulk service runs smoothly and without interruption.

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

graphics of items that can't go in your bulk pile such as tires, paint, chemicals, and electronic

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. As you prepare to utilize this service, it’s important to understand how bulk pickup trucks operate so you can best set out your bulk pile. Bulk trucks utilize a claw arm that comes from above, and lowers down to grab your bulk items. It then lifts them back up, and drops them in the back of the truck. Because of this, it’s important to stay aware of obstacles not just around your bulk pile like mailboxes and fences, but obstacles above your bulk pile like wires and tree limbs. A bulk pile that has obstructions above it will not be able to be picked up. So the next time you place out your bulk pile, check for the most open spot along your curbline for placement. This will allow the driver to quickly and efficiently pick up your pile with the claw arm and will help keep bulk service running smoothly.

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

graphic showing a mechanical claw

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. One of the changes to be aware of is a change to the frequency of bulk pickup, as it will be on an every other month schedule. We understand that for a small number of residents, this lower frequency of pickups could cause an inconvenience. Below are three suggestions on what to do when you have extra bulk. 

Use the Community Cleanup events - The monthly community cleanup bulk dropoff events will continue once the new waste collection contract begins. This is a great option for anyone who may need to dispose of extra bulk between curbside bulk pickups. 

Consider donating or selling furniture - Instead of throwing furniture away, consider donating it to a local organization or charity or selling it. While it may be old to you, used furniture can be a much needed item for someone else in the community. Getting rid of furniture this way gets rid of the need to put it in your bulk pile. 

Contact Frontier Waste Solutions - One of the options that Frontier Waste Solutions will provide is the ability to request an additional bulk pickup for a resident. It’s important to remember that this additional pickup will be set up directly with Frontier and will have a fee that you’ll pay directly to Frontier, but if you’ve got extra bulk, it’s a great option to have.

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

a couch sitting on the curb with a sign on it indicating it is free

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. One of the changes to be aware of is a change in the allowed size of curbside bulk piles. Under the current contract, bulk piles can be a size of 10 cubic yards. Once the new contract begins on May 1st, bulk piles will need to be 7 cubic yards or less. The best way to visualize 7 cubic yards is to consider that an average sized stove or washing machine is about 1 cubic yards in size. In total, a standard rectangular shaped bulk pile should roughly be 8 feet long, 6 feet deep, and no more than 4 feet tall. This will still allow enough room to get rid of standard sized couches, mattresses, appliances, limbs/brush, or any other bulk items you may have generated during normal housekeeping activities. 

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

a pile of limbs at the curb waiting to be picked up by the trash truck

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Bulk pickup service will be changing under the new waste collection contract with Frontier Waste Solutions that begins on May 1st. Curbside bulk pickup is a great resource that can help residents get rid of limbs, brush, or large items that can’t easily be disposed of via other methods. The new curbside bulk pickup service will take place every other month and will allow for a total bulk pile that is 7 cubic yards in size. This is a change from the current schedule of monthly bulk pick up, meaning it will be important to manage your bulk output and take advantage of the bulk disposal opportunities that are provided. Over the course of the month, we’ll be going in depth about the new bulk service, so stay tuned to the Facebook page and City of White Settlement website (www.wstx.us) for more updates. 

Learn all about recycling with Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=605
Get to know Frontier Waste Solutions by visiting https://www.wstx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=595
Read the latest questions and answers about the new trash service by visiting https://www.wstx.us/1448/New-Trash-Service-FAQ

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