Trash and recyclable items are picked up on Tuesday of every week by Waste Management. All garbage must be bagged before placed in bins. Waste Management will take up to 8 bags of garbage that exceed the capacity of your container. Bins should be placed at the street curb by 6:00 a.m.Bins should be removed from the curb by 7:00 p.m.the same day. Recycling of newspapers, aluminum cans, tins cans, plastic drink bottles and milk cartons is required of all City residents. Trash and recycling bins may be ordered through City Hall. The City does not offer yard waste pick up service. Residents are encouraged to recycle all yard debris by mulching and composting. A dumpster for large household items is available to all residents typically on the first Saturday of each month at the pool parking area. Large household items should be placed ONLY in the available dumpster.
DUMPSTER INFO As a service to our residents, the City of Mountain Park provides a dumpster on the first Saturday of every month. This is on a first come, first serve basis. In order to ensure that it is available to all please adhere to the following guidelines:
Must provide proof of residence in the City of Mountain Park.
One truckload or trailer load per residence.
All yard debris must be cut into 3 feet sections or less
There is a Metal Recycler onsite to take scrap metal.
WATER, SEWER & SANITATION
Water and Sewer are billed based on consumption in gallons. Rates are listed below:
Number of Gallons of Water Used Per Month
$11.60 per 1,000 gallons
Greater than 8500
$18.60 per 1,000 gallons
Number of Gallons of Sewer Used Per Month
Greater than 4000
$12.25 per 1,000 gallons
We know you want your utility payment to be processed properly. Here are a few tips to ensure that happens.
If possible, return your payment coupon with your check. Do not staple together.
Always write your account number on your check. The account number is located on your payment coupon.
If handwriting your check, write numbers clearly. Checks are scanned by machine.
Make sure checks are not wrinkle. They will not be accepted by the scanner.
To avoid a $25 return check fee, verify you have sufficient funds in your bank account to cover your payment.
To avoid a $25 late fee, your payment must be received no later than 9:00 a.m.on the 2nd of every month.
Late fees are also applied to accounts that are not paid in full for the month.
By law, the City of Mountain Park is required to install ant-backflow devices with all new meters installed. Each homeowner will be charged the cost of the device and its installation totaling $55. This amount will be included in your monthly utility bill and will be distributed over a 3 month billing period.
If your home was built prior to 1992, and you replace your toilet with a low flow toilet, you are eligible to receive a $50 rebate on your next water bill. You may submit your receipt to City Hall to qualify.
WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WATER USAGE
Check for leaks inside and outside your house.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water.
Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.
Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard to water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.
Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more plentiful.
Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
If your shower fills a one gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a water efficient model.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
The City of Mountain Park has a great recycling program. Everyone participates, and as a result, we keep a large volume of material out of landfills. Before you recycle, try to reduce the amount you recycle by reusing items to keep them out of the recycle stream.
Reduce the amount you recycle. Make wise packaging selections. Select products that are not wasteful in their packaging. Practice composting.
Reuse containers and products. Buy only what you need and use what you bought.
Recycle. As much as possible, buy products with recycled content.
The Mattress Recycling Council estimates that Americans dispose of roughly 15 to 20 million mattresses every year. The average mattress takes up 40 cubic feet, which means that one year’s worth of discarded mattresses will occupy more than 132,000 square miles of landfill space. To cut down on waste and preserve landfill space, mattress owners in the U.S. are encouraged to get rid of their old mattresses using alternative means. This guide will feature some helpful tips for donating, recycling, reselling and reusing old or used mattresses.