The fall season is here and the holidays and family gatherings are just around the corner. With all the various happenings that take place this time of year, we’ve put together a list of four simple things to keep in mind when disposing of your unwanted pumpkins, shopping and cooking for your family, and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.
TURN YOUR PUMPKINS INTO DYNO DIRT.
When you’re ready to dispose of your fall pumpkins, place them at the curb to be picked up with your yard trimmings. The pumpkins will be mixed with your leaves, tree branches, and grass, and composted into Dyno Dirt products by the City’s Beneficial Reuse Division. You can place your pumpkins in your brown cart, kraft bags, or simply place your pumpkins on the curb to be picked up with your brush. You no longer need to schedule brush pickup.
MAINTAIN YOUR DRAIN.
During the holidays, nothing is better than a home-cooked meal. However, these meals can have an adverse effect on your pipes if you dispose of excess fats, oils, or grease (FOG) down the drain. FOGs harden and cling to the walls in your household pipes or city sewer lines, which can reduce water flow and cause a sewage backup into your home or neighborhood.
Visit www.maintainyourdrain.com for helpful tips and to learn more.
Celebrate Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 27 by visiting or going online to your favorite Denton
small business and knocking out your holiday gift-shopping list (and treating yourself, too!).
When we make the conscious decision to shop in Denton, we are saying “yes” to a strong, vibrant, and local economy. For more information about how you can support local businesses, visit www.shopdentontexas.com.
PREPARE YOUR FIRE SAFETY PLAN.
Help ensure that your home and family have a plan and are ready for the unexpected. October was Fire Prevention Month, which is a great reminder to talk with your family about fire safety. Make it a family activity by testing alarms, changing the batteries, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, and planning your escape route.
Source: City of Denton