Bulk Collection begins Mon, Aug 28

While it begins on Mon, Aug. 28, please consider placing your items out by Sunday so they have the best chance of being reused or recycled by those driving through picking up items before the city does.

Also if you have decent to good furniture, please consider in participating our organized Furniture Pick-up instead to give those pieces more life and not clog our landfill. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes, simply complete this form and Austin Furniture Bank will come on Saturday, Sept 2 to pick up your item.
Electronics can go to Goodwill! Also please hold on to your recyclable items (like big plastic bins, plastic chairs, etc until Recycling day) you can just place them near your blue bins.

Also note it is a weekend where lots of non-neighborhood traffic comes through so lock your doors and be careful items in your front yard aren’t easy to grab or too near the curb to avoid any accidental loses.

Bulk Collection is when the city collects items that are too large for our trash carts during specially-scheduled bulk collections. This list is not all inclusive, please see below for items that can go.

Bulk Items Include:
> Doors
> Carpet
> Furniture
> Appliances (remove doors for safety)
> Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit 8 tires per house)
> Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
> Railroad ties (cut in half)
> Pallets
> Rolled fencing
> Nail-free lumber

Bulk Item Collection Crews Cannot Collect:
>Brush, household trash, cardboard boxes, hazardous materials, automotive chassis and bodies, motorcycles, trailers, boats and tires that are still mounted on rims
>Sheet glass, mirrors and other construction and remodeling debris

Collection Guidelines
> Place bulk items at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week
> Separate items into three piles as described below
> To prevent damage to your property, keep items 5 feet away from your trash cart, mailbox, fences or walls, water meter, telephone connection box and parked cars. Do not place any items under low hanging tree limbs or power lines
> Austin Resource Recovery only collects bulk items from its residential trash and recycling customers
> Items will not be collected if they are in an alley in any area, including Hyde Park, in front of a vacant lot or in front of a business
> Do not put items in bags, boxes or other containers. Bulk collection is for items too large to fit in containers. Bags will be treated as extra trash and are subject to extra trash fees.

Separate Items into Three Piles
> Metal items – Includes appliances (remove doors). These are taken to our Resource Recovery Center for recycling
> Passenger car tires – Rims must be removed. Limit of eight tires per household. We cannot collect truck or tractor tires. Tires will go to a tire recycling facility
> Non-metal items – Includes carpeting and nail-free lumber. These items go to a landfill. Austin Resource Recovery is working on plans to salvage reusable items from bulk collection to help meet the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal

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Northern Walnut Creek Trail Updates

see the Northern Walnut Creek Trail page for project updates!

 

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Volunteers still needed for 4th of July Parade & Picnic

If you can spare 30 min to 1 hour or a shade tent… we could use your help. Sign up HERE.
Thanks in advance!!

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Annual July 4th Parade & Picnic! – Tues, July 4th at 10am-1pm

We hope you can join us for our neighborhoods’ biggest event! It is always a great time to meet neighbors, hear some music, enjoy a free lunch & win some of the great Parade Spirit Contest Prizes & Raffle Prizes totaling more than $2,000 in value!

This event is also Milwood Neighborhood Assoc’s main fundraiser for the year. So please consider renewing your voluntary $15 membership dues at the event or before to help MNA continue working for Milwood!

We are in need of volunteers and loaned shade tents & tables? Sign-up here.

All are welcome to join in the parade! Simply show up at Milwood Baptist Church before 10am and fall in line!

There are more than $2,000 in great prizes for the Parade Contest Winners and Raffle Prize Winners, including a Lego Mindstorm NXT kit from National Instrument (NI), a group of 10 entry to Hop N Happy, a 12 person pizza party at Mt. Playmore, 2 Schlitterbahn Tickets, 4 passes to Typhoon Texas Waterpark, (see below for growing list)!

So renew your membership for a chance to win the Grand Prize! Each additional Raffle Ticket is only $1.

Want to pay your MNA dues now? It is simple to renew online and for each $1 over we will add another raffle ticket with your name on it. Make sure you are present to win!


Sponsors of our 14th Annual July 4th Parade & Picnic:
Milwood Baptist Church
H&H Design & Build, Inc
Textruss, Inc
UPS Store
TCP Real Estate
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
HEB at Parmer/McNeil
Melissa Wile, ATX Realtor

Sponsors of Food, Drink, Entertainment:
Covenant United Methodist Church
The Scholar Ship
Silver Grill Cafe

Thanks to all our cooks and Paul Labuda for the PA System!

Our Spirit Contest Sponsor: Kid’s Directory, Debbie Tye

Raffle & Parade Contest Prizes include:
o Lego Mindstorm NXT from National Instruments ($550 value)
o Pizza Party for 12 at Mt. Playmore
o Group of 10 Passes for Hop N Happy
o 2 Schlitterbahn Tickets courtesy of Austin Kid’s Directory
o 4 passes to Typhoon Texas Austin ($120 value)
o 1 complimentary treatment of Botox for one area from Ideal Image (est. $300 value)
o $100 Gift Card to Ashley’s Playhouse
o Party of 20 at Cap City Comedy Club ($420 value)
o 1 Annual Family Membership to the Austin Aquarium ($149 value)
o 1 Hour Massage from Gift of Serenity Massage (3 available)
o 1 Hour Massage from Cen-Tex Senior Massage, LLC
o 1 year Premium Membership to Angie’s List ($99 value)
o 4 movie tickets, 2 popcorns, & 4 sodas to Alamo Drafthouse
o 1 year Go Local Card
o $35 gift card to Painting with a Twist
o Dinner for Two from Chuys
o 2 Holiday Decorations from Twilight Faerie
o $60 membership gift card to Costco
o 4 week unlimited pass to Camp Gladiator
o Ideal Image Beauty Packages
o $20 gift cards to Phil’s Icehouse (2 available) & Amy’s Ice Cream 
o Haircut at Birds Barbershop (2 available)
o 4 tickets to Austin Spurs
o Rides & Golf at Kiddie Acres – $30
o $30 Gift Card to Opal Divine’s (2 available)
and more coming!

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Do you have a Shade Tent/Table or time to Volunteer for the July 4th Parade & Picnic?

We are in need of volunteers and loaned shade tents & tables? Sign-up here if you can help! THANKS!!

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Sponsor or Donate a Raffle Prize to MNA & WXNA’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Our Independence Day Parade & Picnic is fast approaching and fast growing! Last year we served more than 650+ plates. Therefore we ask our community businesses to consider helping us in exchange for great exposure and community building points!

Interested in helping?
Be a Supporter by Donating a Raffle Prize or Food:
• If you are a restaurant or grocery, in-kind food or beverage donations are much appreciated.
• Provide a prize for the raffle. All contributions over $30 can be included in the raffle with gratitude!

Be an Event Sponsor ($250+)!
• Get a Booth at the Event and walk in the parade
• Get your Logo on each of the 1700 flyers that go out to each doorstep in Milwood.
• Get your logo on the website, email, nextdoor and facebook page in prime placements.

All supporters will be listed on our website (1200+ users/mth), mentioned in a future email blast or two (1100+ emails) and on our facebook page (855+) and our nextdoor.com (1421+), and thanked multiple times at the event!

We will also have a table at the picnic designated for flyers and/or business cards to promote “Businesses in Our Backyard” and spread the word about your local business.

Contact MNA with questions or donations at
milwoodna1@gmail.com or 512-636-9176.
Thanks for your consideration and support!

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Join us for MNA & WXNA’s July 4th Parade & Picnic Planning Meeting this Monday, June 19 at Silver Grill Cafe! 7:30pm

The planning is in full swing for our Annual Milwood & Walnut Crossing NA’s 4th of July Parade & Picnic! Our Neighborhood’s BIGGEST Event with over 550 attendees last year!

Join us for the next planning meeting THIS Monday, June 19 at 7:30pm at Silver Grill Cafe!

All are welcome to join! We are looking for volunteers, donations, sponsors and great ideas! If you think you might attend respond or email mnaboard@milwoodna.com so we can save you a seat (and make sure the meeting table is large enough.)

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