APW Highlights

 

In celebration of Arbor Day 2017, Alton Public Works Department planted trees at Sylvia Vela Park.

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Pictured L-R are:  Michael Marquez, Alton Recycling Coordinator, Steve Pena, CPM, Chief Executive Officer for the City of Alton Development Corporation, Rudy Garza, CPM, Alton Public Works Director, Pedro Torres, Public Works Staff and JC Calderon, Alton Public Works Supervisor.

 

The Alton Public Works Department had its first of twice a year tire recycling collection from the City of Alton residents.  It was another successful project as we collected approximately 350 tires.  The next tire collection will be done on the first week of October 2017. 

Reminder to report any illegal dumping to the Alton Public Works Department at (956)432-0760 from 8am to 5pm and to the Alton Police Department (956)432-0700 after hours.

HERO also reminds you to:  “RECYCLE, REUSE, REDUCE”

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The City of Alton is participating in Operation Clean Sweep to clear bike and road shoulders Tuesday:

The Texas Department of Transportation, Hidalgo County, McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr, Alton, San Juan, Alamo, Mission and La Villa are coming together Tuesday for Operation Clean Sweep.Street sweepers will clean bike lanes and road shoulders as part of the Run Ride and Share campaign.A news conference will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in The Monitor parking lot, followed by the cleanup. The initiative is part of to encourage cycling and safety. Drivers should expect delays.  

McAllen streets effected include:

Jackson Rd from FM 495 north to SH 107 FM

Pecan Ave. from 2nd Street to Val Verde Road

S.H. 107 from 4th Street (Courthouse) to Conway  

Business 83 from Bicentennial to Conway Road 

Military Road from 10th Street to Conway Road

Conway from Military Road to U.S. Expressway 83 (I-2)

10th Street from SH 107 to Dove Ave.

Main Avenue from Mayberry Road to Trosper Ave.

McColl Road from SH 107 to FM 495

 

Alton Recycling Program’s 2017 Trash Bash was a complete success thanks to all that participated.  We had approximately 30 volunteers from Mission Collegiate High School and HEB.  We collected 20 large trash bags with an estimated 80 pounds or so of litter and debris off of East Main Ave up to Josefa Garcia Park.  The volunteers were given drinks and hot dogs for their participation in the beatification of the City on the Grow.  Thanks to all for a great effort. 

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We are pleased to share the final version of the Regional Solid Waste Grant Program Funding Report for Fiscal Year 2014/2015  (please click link for full report) submitted to the Legislature every biennium as required by statute.  The City of Alton made the front page, Congratulations! The LRGDC was asked to highlight one of our regions grantees that has done an exceptional job with grant funding so we selected City of Alton.  On page 40 and 41 you will see the story and pictures of your entity.

 

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(Please click link to view pages 40 and 41)  ALTON RECYCLING PROGRAM

 

 NEW STREET SWEEPER

The Alton Public Works Department has purchased a brand new streets sweeper for the City of Alton!  Public Works will be developing a program to sweep neighborhoods with clean curb and gutter.  That program will be developed in stages and will be phased out throughout the calendar year.

“Alton Public Works, working for you!”

 

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOES.  FIGHT THE BITE. 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE LINK BELOW.

FIGHT THE BITE

 

Congratulations to the City of Alton for winning the HEB/Green Bag Grant Award! Valley Proud will be partnering with the City for an event Saturday, November 12, 2016 to kick off this great partnership.

This award was in the amount of $1,350.00.  The project will purchase “recycling bags” to be issue out to our pilot “Neighborhood Recycling Program” and to promote marketing events on recycling.

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“THE APW IS WORKING HARD TO PROVIDE THE BEST RECYCLING TO THE RESIDENTS”

 

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“ALTON IS NOW DOING CURB CLEANING”

 Throughout the city, the Alton Public Works Team is working to make the City look good for its residents. 

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“ALTON NOW HAS NEW BRUSH TRUCK”

Alton Public Works Department has recently purchased a brand new 2016 Brush Truck for the Alton Solid Waste Services Division.  This truck will improve our brush and junk pick up services for our residents.  Alton Public Works working hard to serve you!

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“ALTON PASSES STORM WATER TPDES STATE INSPECTION”

In the month of July 2016, The City of Alton Public Works Department was inspected for the Storm Water TPDES (Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) State Permit.  A TCEQ Inspector made an unscheduled audit inspection on our Permit, BMPs (Best Management Practices) regarding storm water drainage for our city, our Fire Station permeable pavers project and our documentation for our State TPDES Permit.  Site inspections were also made during this inspection.   This is a State Regulatory Program to control discharges of pollutants to surface waters.  Texas assumed the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) from the EPA on September 14, 1998.

A great accomplishment occurred….WE PASSED STATE INSPECTION!

This is credited to the great work behind the scenes from the following staff personnel;

Mr. Rudy Garza, CPM, Public Works Director

Mr. Steve Pena, CPM, CEO for the City of Alton Development Corporation (CADC)

Mr. Jeff Underwood, Assistant City Manager/Planning Director

This team contributed and continues to contribute to the success of our MS4 Storm water state permit. 

 

“ALTON AWARDED AFFILIATION WITH THE KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is the Certificate from “Keep Texas Beautiful” affirming the City of Alton as a “Keep Alton Beautiful” Good Standing Affiliate.

This achievement was acquired by going through a vigorous process and the following requirements were met prior to achieving a Good Standing Affiliate status with KTB.  The Alton Recycling Program has not only met the requirements but has gone above and beyond to become KTB’s Affiliate in “Keep Alton Beautiful”.  Here are some of the items Alton Recycling Program has achieved:

  • Maintain an active recycling program – Alton Recycling Program collects recyclable items from schools and businesses every week and has a Recycling Center.
  • Implement annual school recycling competitions – “RECYCLE BOWL”
  • Provide school presentations and education
  • Implement a Tire Collection for Recycling twice a year
  • Participate in Annual Trash Bash Event
  • Celebrate Arbor Day
  • Celebrate Texas Recycles Day
  • Became Proud Sponsor for Valley Proud Environmental
  • Christmas Tree Collection
  • Applied and awarded recycling grants
  • Implement a staffed recycling collection site
  • Submit an annual report to Keep Texas Beautiful
  • Submit annual fee

Thanks to all our partners, residents and schools for making this a success.  Community at its best. 

 

“AS OF MAY 11,2016 – NOW OPEN – STAFFED RECYCLING DROP OFF CENTER”

Located at:

416 S Alton Blvd (behind the Alton City Warehouse), Alton, TX 78573                          

Hours of Operations – Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.  For further assistance call office at, 956-432-0760

This recycling drop off location will be staffed to assist the public dropping off their recyclable items.  You simply drive in the gated area on Dukakis Street, drop off items and staff will take care of the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“NEW HOURS – ALTON RECYCLING CENTER”

The new open/collection hours for the existing “RECYCLING CENTER”, by the fire station is the following:

ALTON RECYCLING CENTER

201 W. Dawes Ave, Alton, TX 78573 (W of Alton Fire Station)

Open Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm.

Bring your recyclable items to include paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard and aluminum.

For more information call 956-432-0760.

 

“Mud Volleyball Tournament”

  • Alton Public Works did a good job again this year in setting up the logistics for the Mission Lion’s Club Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament (May 7, 2016).  As the club did well on the event, Public Works did provide the support the club needed to make this event a success.  Thank you to all the volunteers and all those that worked and participated in this great event.  THANK YOU!  for making this a success. 

“2016 City of Alton Trash Bash”

  • On Saturday, April 30, 2016, in celebration of Arbor Day 2016 (April 29, 2016), the Alton Public Works Department’s Alton Recycling Program did a Trash Bash.  With approximately 40 student volunteers from Salinas Elementary and Mission Collegiate High School, we collected approximately 200 pounds of litter at Sylvia Vela Park and around the City of Alton Complex area.  We provided the volunteers with bright T-shirts and had hot dogs, chips and drinks for them at the end of the event.  If you think on how much a piece of paper weight is (approximately ½ ounce), 200 pounds is a lot of litter.  Hence, a successful event.  Thanks you to all our volunteers and all those that worked and participated in this great event.  THANK YOU. 

See link to flyer:  2016 City of Alton Trash Bash Flyer

 

“Results on “RECYCLE BOWL II”:

  • This week we will be awarding and crowning this year’s RECYCLBE BOWL II CHAMPIONS!!  Salinas Elementary School in the elementary category and defending champs, Domingo Trevino in the Middle School category.  The trophy plaques are nice and we plan to do photo ops with both schools.  Thank you all for being champions of this great effort. 

In the Elementary Schools Category, this year’s RECYCLE BOWL II CHAMPIONS is…. Salinas Elementary School!!  They collected 2,144 lbs of recyclable items in one week!!

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Salinas Elementary School 2016 Champions. 

 

  • 2nd Place is….Cantu Elementary School.  They collected 164 lbs in one week.
  • 3rd Place is….Jessie Jensen Elementary School.  They collected 94 lbs in one week.

 

In the Middle School Category, this year’s RECYCLE BOWL II CHAMPIONS is….Defending Champs, Domingo Trevino Middle School!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEARS RECYCLE BOWL II CHAMPIONS!!!!

From left to right; Rudy Garza, CPM, Public Works Director, City of Alton, Jose Garcia, Dominguez Trevino Middle School Principal, Ms. Trevino, School Recycling Coordinator.

From left to right; Rudy Garza, CPM, City of Alton Public Works Director,  Jose Garcia, Dominguez Trevino Middle School Principal, Ms. Trevino, School Recycling Coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to know more about the Alton Public Works Department?  Take a look at our link below:

Link to “HISTORY OF APW

 

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