officials hope it will end 'midnight dumping'
The city wants to help you clean out your garage.
City Council has approved the construction of what is called a 'bulky waste' drop off point at the Bitters Road Landfill north of the Airport.
"This should help with some of the random dumping that does go on in the area," said Mike Frisbie, the director of the city's Capital Improvements Management Services office.
The dump site, which is expected to be open by this fall, will allow any resident of San Antonio, free of charge, to deliver and throw away old appliances, furniture, lumber and other items which are not picked up on regular garbage runs. The site will not accept any hazardous waste, including old paint, which is can be taken to regularly scheduled hazardous waste disposal events.
Plans are in the works to establish a similar site on the south side, according to Councilman David Medina
"Residents will have an opportunity to throw away debris, trash, items which otherwise would have been simply thrown along the side of the road, unfortunately," he said.
The city has a long time problem with what is called 'midnight dumping.' That's when individuals take bulky items and simply find a secluded spot and leave them there. Sometimes the items are even dumped on private property, which means additional headaches for the property owner.