Posted on: January 16, 2018

Recycling in Irving

Recycling in Irving

In Irving, more than 60,000 tons of garbage ends up in the city landfill annually, with each Irving resident throwing away approximately 3.7 pounds per day. Approximately 80 percent of that waste is potentially recyclable.

Residents receiving city solid wa...

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Posted on: January 15, 2018

Winter Safety: Turn Off the Water

Winter Safety - Turn Off the Water

With the temperatures now dipping below the freezing mark, it's important to turn off automatic settings for sprinkler systems. This will help prevent potentially dangerous ice on roads and sidewalks.

As North Texas moves into colder temperatures, the Irvi...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Storm drain clogged with leaves.

Stormwater is water from rain, ice and snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil and sloped lawns into storm drains that empty directly into neighboring waterways. As it flows, it can collect and transpor...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Mulch Helps Protect Plants

Mulch Helps Protect Plants

Having a mild and wetter winter can lead to weeds, especially in flower beds. Handpicking is recommended if weeds become a problem. Once they are removed, add a thick layer of mulch over the bare surface of soil to block the loss of moisture and to discou...

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Posted on: December 30, 2017

Energy Conservation Saves Money

Energy Conservation Saves Money

Reducing energy use means saving fossil fuels, the primary source of energy. If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star-qualified bulb, this would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for one year and prevent ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2017

E-Recycling Is a Win-Win for North Texas

Help Recycling Electronics

Did you know...?

  • Americans own approximately 24 devices per household, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
  • U.S. landfills receive more than 2.4 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) each year, according to the Environmental Protection Ag...
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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Tips for Taking a Winter Vacation from Irrigation

Winter Irrigation

In preparation for cooler temperatures, the Water Utilities Department provides tips for winter lawn care.

As turf becomes dormant – changing from spring green to fall beige – it is a sign to take a break from weekly watering. Trees, shrubs and dormant gr...

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