If you have seen drop-off kiosks at Brookshire Brothers or O’Reilly’s, you may see the containers are a bit dirty. You may have also seen some worn items or trash near them. Does Navasota require permits for those to be placed?
City manager Brad Stafford says no, it is totally up to the property owner.
“We do struggle with those. We try to contact people who put them out, because they do get nasty. Code enforcement has spent a lot of time on that. You now, our citizen’s could help us out tremendously by not placing their goods there,” Stafford said.
“We do have ways to track who puts stuff out there. And, if we find out its you, we can issue a citation. So, people need to think before they start dumping things on the side of those kiosks.”
He was asked that question during last week’s Grilling Stafford episode.
He reminded folks too, that those are for donations, not to get rid of your unwanted items.
“It seems to be getting worse. Looks to me like people are using them as a dump site, not a donation site. To all citizen’s, those are not dump sites. People do not want your junk. If you have something of value to donate, that is fine. But, do not dump an old mattress out there, or other debris,” he said.
Violators who dump at the kiosks, or illegally dump at dumpsters, can face fines from the city.
For questions, contact the city at 936-825-6475.