Monday, January 4
january Recycle 2010 Fun in the Kitchen! Project Webfoot
Will you resolve Parents & children ages An exciting hands-on
Dean Highland General Meeting, 7 p.m. 1 New Year’s Day - City offices closed to recycle this 2 to 5 learn to make workshop for 4th-6th
at Highland Baptist Church Annex, 5 City Council Meeting * year? These healthy meals together grade educators at the
3020 Maple Ave. tips can help. in WIC cooking classes . Lake Waco Wetlands...
6 Building Standards Commission Mtg.
Tuesday, January 12
Austin Avenue General Meeting, 7 p.m. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - City
at St. Alban’s Parish Hall, 30th & Columbus offices closed
Thursday, January 14 19 City Council Meeting *
Landon Branch General Meeting, 6 p.m.
at Uncle Dan’s Barbeque, Lake Air & Valley 26 Plan Commission Meeting *
Monday, January 18
Mountainview General Meeting (Elections),
6 p.m. at Mountainview Elementary Cafeteria
Saturday, January 23
Heart O’ Texas General Meeting, 9:30 a.m.
at TBA 2010 Solid Waste Holiday Schedule
Tuesday, January 26 january 2010
Carver General Meeting, 6 p.m. at Carver January 1 (Friday), New Year’s Day
o wishes all of our Waco and Central Texas family
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All our offices will be closed. Friday’s pickup will take place on Wednesday,
December 30. T a ve r y
Brook Oaks General Meeting, 6 p.m. Happ
at Dewey Recreation Center January 18 (Monday), Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday yN
The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Collection Center will be closed. The Landfill
will be closed to the public but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30 p.m.
Monday’s pickup will take place on Wednesday, January 20.
arned Income Tax Credit Free AARP Ye
May 31 (Monday), Memorial Day Dedicated local volunteers want Waco-area workers to know that they could be Tax Prep Sites:
All offices will be closed. Monday’s pickup will take place on Wednesday, June 2. eligible for a tax refund of up to $5,657, and they are even willing to help fill Harrison Center, 1718 N. 42nd St.
Free Tutoring out the appropriate paper work. The Asset Building Coalition of Waco (ABC Tues. and Thurs., 11a.m to 3 p.m.
July 4 & 5 (Sunday and Monday), Independence Day Waco) is operated by Neighbor Works Waco, a local non-profit, and represents Feb. 2-Mar. 30 772-9317
The Waco-McLennan County Library will offer The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Collection Center will be closed on Monday,
free tutoring for students in kindergarten July 5. The Landfill will be closed to the public but will accept franchise haulers more than 50 organizations and institutions that have agreed to help spread the
word about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and free tax preparation services. Neighbor Works Waco, 922 Franklin Ave.
through 8th grade beginning in January. until 4:30 p.m. Monday’s pickup will take place on Wednesday, July 7.
Mon. through Thurs., 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
September 6 (Monday), Labor Day ABC Waco promotes financial awareness through supporting two free tax Jan. 24-Apr. 15 752-1647
All our offices will be closed. Monday’s pickup will take place on Wednesday, preparation programs in Waco: an IRS/ VITA site at A.J. Moore Academy and
September 8. Providence Hospital, Courtyard Conf. Rm.
eight sites through AARP. They also help connect taxpayers with asset-building Mon. & Wed., 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
November 25 & 26 (Thursday and Friday), Thanksgiving Day services provided by the local non-profit community, such as financial literacy Feb. 1-Apr. 14 751-4701
The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Collection Center will be closed both and Individual Development Accounts.
days. The Landfill will be closed to the public on Thursday but will accept R.B. Hoover Library, 1428 Wooded Acres Dr.
franchise haulers until 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Thursday’s pickup will take place on The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable credit available to certain Mon. & Fri., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 24. Friday’s pickup will take place as usual. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1-Apr.12 745-6018
individuals and families who have low-to-moderate levels of earned income
December 24 (Friday), Christmas Eve (wages, salary, tips, bonuses, earnings from self-employment) and are taking Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2710 Speight
The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Collection Center will be closed on Friday. care of at least one or two minor children. In certain cases, a taxpayer with low
The Landfill will be closed to the public on Friday but will accept franchise haulers
Wed. through Fri., 1p.m. to 5 p.m.
Starting the week of January 18, the local until 4:30 p.m. Friday’s pickup will take place as usual. earned income and no children may also qualify. You may qualify if you earned: Jan. 27-Mar. 12 666-9459
libraries will offer spring semester tutoring.
December 25 (Saturday), Christmas Day • less than $13,440 ($18,440 if married filing jointly) without a qualifying child WMCL Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave.
Please contact Kim Salome at All our offices are closed. • less than $35,463 ($40,463 married filing jointly) with 1 qualifying child Tues. & Thurs., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
750-5974 or visit the City of • less than $40,295 ($45,295 married filing jointly) with 2 qualifying children Feb. 2-Apr. 15 750-5990
Waco website at: December 27 (Monday), City Holiday • less than $43,279 ($48,279 married filing jointly) with 3 + qualifying children
www.waco-texas.com The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Collection Center will be closed. The Landfill Hewitt Community Center, 208 Chama Dr.
and click on will be closed to the public but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30 p.m. Mon., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday’s pickup will take place on Wednesday, December 29. (Some restrictions may apply.) Taxpayers can get free help at the A.J. Moore
“library.” Feb. 1-Apr. 12 666-2442
Academy site or the centers listed at right. The program at A.J. Moore runs
Questions? Please call Solid Waste Services at (254) 299-2612. from January 21 to April 15 and operates Monday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. Mexia Senior Center, 109 N. Sherman, Mexia
Editor: Chris Martin To report illegal dumping, call (254) 299-2611.
to 8 p.m. For more information, call 753-6486. Open first Mon. of Feb., Mar. and April
Design by: Jose Zuniga
By appointment only 562-5831
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Having Fun in the Kitchen!
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District’s WIC program is hosting “Having
Fun in the Kitchen” classes for parents and children (ages 2 to 5) at 1105 Washington
Resolve to Recycle in 2010
in the WIC kitchen from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on the dates listed below: The City of Waco Landfill provides disposal service to approximately
135,000 people and receives approximately 170,000 tons of waste per
Friday, January 8th Friday, February 12th year! The expected remaining life of the landfill is estimated at a mere
Friday, January 15th Friday, February 19th 27-30 years. Please resolve to do your part to keep unnecessary items
out of the landfill by recycling.
Entertaining and informative, “Having Fun in the Kitchen” classes enable parents
and their children to work together in the kitchen and learn about healthy recipes using The City of Waco’s residential curbside recycling service makes it easy
WIC approved foods. The cost is FREE and classes are open to the public, but WIC participants are to recycle paper, plastics and metals. All of the recycling items can be
encouraged to attend. Class size is limited so please call ahead to sign up. Contact Jennifer at 254-750-5475. placed unsorted in the blue recycling carts that are available at no extra
charge to solid waste utility customers.
Workshop Using the Blue Curbside Recycling Cart: Green Resolutions
On Satruday, Jan. 9, the Lake Waco Wetlands
and Baylor University Center for Reservoir Tax Aide Volunteers Needed PAPER (Staples, paper clips and envelopes with windows ok)
With a new year underway, it’s resolution time.
You can help improve our planet’s health this
and Aquatic Systems Research are sponsoring The AARP Tax-Aide program is currently recruiting volunteers Advertising circulars Junk mail year by following these 10 Green Resolutions:
Project Webfoot, a workshop for teachers and to work in their tax return preparation program. The program Cardboard packaging (remove liners from cereal boxes)
non-formal educators (4th -6th grades) from provides free tax assistance to low and middle income citizens, Envelopes Paper bags
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Waco with special attention to those sixty years and older. Volunteer Cardboard boxes (break down to fit cart)
tax preparers will complete a self-study booklet in advance of Carbonless paper Newspaper (all sections) 1. Recycle your Christmas Tree at the
group training. Volunteers are also needed to serve as site Office paper (including sticky notes and file folders) Chipping of the Green on Jan. 9th at Paul
1752 Eichelberger assistants and translators. These volunteers are not required to Tyson Field from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Magazines Phone books
Crossing Road in complete the tax training course. Catalogs
China Spring. 2. Mark your calendar to attend local
Tax preparation sites will operate from Jan. 25 through April 15. Earth Day events, such as “Earth Day at the
Site hours will vary. Most sites are open during regular business
PLASTICS (Clean, all colors) Zoo” (date to be announced).
Plastic grocery bags #1 - #7 plastic containers
hours, with limited site openings on Saturday. Volunteers are
needed who are able to work at least 4 hours per week. #1 - #7 plastic food trays, tubs and bowls 3. Take gently used items to resale or
[Look for the triangle recycling symbol on the bottom.] thrift stores instead of throwing them away.
Join the City To learn more about volunteering with AARP, call Mary Routly at
of Waco and 757-1210 or Diane Waltman at 666-9459. METALS (Clean) 4. Use reusable shopping bags instead of
Baylor University Aluminum cans (don’t flatten) [NO ALUMINUM FOIL, plastic or paper sacks.
for the halfday Aluminum baking tins PLEASE!]
learn skills and Do Well, Be Well Diabetes Course Steel or tin food cans and lids Use non-toxic cleaners in your home.
methods for teaching about water, wetlands The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is sponsoring BUT PLEASE NO:
6. If you don’t already have them, sign
and waterfowl. There will be fun, hands-on the “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” self-management course up for a free blue recycling and/ or green
activities from the Project Webfoot Educators Glass of any kind yard waste cart. Call 299-2612 for details.
in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The
Kit, WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands, and the Juice box containers
Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide.
course will consist of 10 lessons covering self management topics
such as meal- planning, blood glucose monitoring,
Binder clips 7. Pledge to avoid letting waste products,
Styrofoam chemicals or debris get into storm drains:
Teachers are advised to come prepared for exercise, managing complications and “Only Rain Down the Drain!”
indoor/ outdoor settings and to bring a picnic more. Bring clear, brown, blue or green
lunch if desired.
The course will be held January 5, 12, 19,
glass to the recycling center on 8. Join the Litter Challenge. If each
44th St. between Cobbs Dr. and person picks up and throws away just one
Participants will receive a FREE Project Webfoot 26 and 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the West piece of litter a day (theirs or someone
Educators Kit and a FREE classroom set of Trice Ave. For Recycling Center
Community Center in West, Texas. else’s), they will have put 45 pounds of
student materials. To learn more or to register, hours and more information, please
litter in its place by the end of the year.
visit www.baylor.edu/crasr/splash.php or call The program is offered free of charge, visit the Center’s web page or CALL
Vasana Tibbs at 254-710-2358. but space is limited. Interested participants need to call 751-8536. 299-2612
9. Consider drought-resistant landscaping
register by calling 750-5631 or emailing email@example.com. plants and recycled bedding products.
Municipal Information • PO Box 2570 Waco, Texas 76702-2570
RECYCLING. 10. Plan your trips when shopping to
economize on gas and reduce emissions.
City Hotline: (254) 299-CITY (2489) www.waco-texas.com