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2020

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE Calendar

GarlandEWS.com | 972-205-3500


Welcome

to our 2020 Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Calendar.

Join the Recycle Rangers in making sustainable choices, such as waste reduction and recycling. For more information about Garland’s Environmental Waste Services Department, visit GarlandEWS.com.

GarlandEWS.com

EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

BELT LINE

BUCKINGHAM Center Residential Recycling

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REBEKAH

GARLAND

972-205-3500

COUNTRY CLUB

1426 Commerce St.

REMY

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Transfer StationFOREST DAIRY

FIRST

972-205-3500

SHILOH

PLANO

JUPITER

1434 Commerce St.

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MILLER

972-205-3670

18 Hazardous Batteries

04 Trash & Recycling Placement

20 Know What to Throw

05 Commercial Services

22 Textile Recycling

06 Waste Wizard

24 Composting

08 Plastic Bottles

26 Electronics Recycling

10 Plastic Bags

28 Green Gift Wrap

12 Grass Clippings

30 Air Quality

14 Construction & Demo Waste

31 Report a Litterer

16 Reduce & Reuse

32 Household Hazardous Waste

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Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SHILOH

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JUPITER

214-553-1765

FOREST PLANO

11234 Plano Road

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Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center

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General Public: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Automated Commercial Vehicles: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Customers: Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill and Citizen's Convenience Center

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Items to

Recycle Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

RECYCLE REMINDER Keep your recycling clean and loose in the blue cart!

Food and Beverage Cartons

Bottles and Jars

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Recycling Schedule

• Determine your collection week by finding your home’s location on the map. • Recycling collection occurs every other week on the same day as trash. Blue Collection Week

Yellow Collection Week

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Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

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Food, Liquid or Diapers

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Plastic Bags (take back to retail)

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MILLER

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BUCKINGHAM COUNTRY CLUB

BELTLINE

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FEBRUARY F 3 10 17 24 31

MAY

EWS holiday and events are subject to change. Check GarlandEWS.com for updates.

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MARCH

The Recycling Center, Transfer Station, Hinton Landfill and EWS Administration are closed in holiday observance.

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Trash and Recycling Placement

Don’t place brush and bulky items underneath electrical wires or tree branches.

Keep Garland clean and help us provide timely and safe service. Place broken Sheetrock in a box/disposable container. No more than 40 lbs. per container.

Keep all utilities clear. Branches should be 4-7 ft.

Place recyclables loose in cart. Make sure cart lids are fully closed.

Alley collection

Place carts at the edge of the curb/drive. Wheels should face home.

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Let us take out the

trash.

Start service within days! Local, Experienced

• Service center, field supervisors and staff located in Garland • Professional, tenured drivers

Competitive Rates

• No hidden fees, rates governed by City Council • City-owned and operated landfill keeps service fees low

Customer-Driven

• Consistent pickup times, flexible schedules • Special pickups accommodated

Container Types

• Roll-offs, front-loads, 90 gallon

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Your Commercial Services Team

1434 Commerce St., Garland, TX 75040 EWSCommercial@GarlandTX.gov | 972-205-3500

Garland EWS removes nearly 20 0 tons of solid waste an d recycling every da y from our City’s bu siness community.


When in Doubt, Throw It Out

Wishcycling is placing an item in your blue recycling cart because you hope it's recyclable. Only certain items are acceptable in your blue recycling cart. Even if an item is recyclable, it may NOT belong in your blue recycling cart. Trying to recycle unacceptable items contaminates your recycling, making recycling trash. Questions about an item? Check out the Waste Wizard at GarlandWasteWizard.com to learn how to properly recycle or dispose of hundreds of items.

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January 2020 Sun

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All trash and recycling needs to be out no later than 7 a.m. on collection day. Make sure your carts and brush and bulky items are all at least 4 feet apart from other items and not blocked by vehicles.

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GISD Holiday

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New Year’s Day

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Wednesday Collection

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Thursday Collection

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Friday Collection

GISD Holiday

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11 Worm Compost Class

For more information, visit GoGreenGarland.com/ Calendar.

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GISD Holiday

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MLK Jr. Day

RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Buck the Bottle! Next time you are thirsty, reach for a reusable, refillable bottle instead of a single-use plastic bottle.

Why?

The average American uses 173 disposable plastic bottles per year. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world. Currently less than half of all plastic bottles are recycled. Not only does plastic never truly degrade, causing pollution and taking up landfill space, it takes six bottles' worth of water to make the plastic for one water bottle. 8


February 2020 Sun

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972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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Mylar balloons, chocolate boxes, gift-wrap and ribbons, and dead flowers all belong in the trash and are not recyclable.

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Valentine's Day

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Presidents Day

GISD Holiday

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NOT THESE!

RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

Return to retail or toss in green cart.

Plastic Bags (take back to retail)

Food, Liquid or Diapers

Hoses, Wires or Chains

Batteries (take back to retail)

To-go Containers

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Keep all plastic bags OUT of the recycling cart.

Keep Recycling Loose in Cart Return plastic bags to retail or toss in green cart.

Plastic bags are not recyclable in your blue cart. Bags should not be placed in the cart on their own or to hold your recyclables.

Why?

Plastic bags get stuck in the sorting machinery at the recycling plant. This can cause the machines to jam and stop working, costing both time and money. If you aren’t able to reuse your plastic bags, take them back to your nearest grocery store for recycling.

Rebekah, RenĂŠe and Remy Make Their Mark by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Join our Recycle Rangers in making a difference in the community. Share your photos of how you take care of the planet by using #MYMGarland or #GarlandTX on social media.

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March 2020

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@GoGreenGarland

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Daylight Saving Time Starts GISD Spring Break

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St. Patrick’s Day

Global Recycling Day

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Earth Hour 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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• Call: 972-205-3500 If you have a damaged cart, you can report it to • Email: EWS@GarlandTX.gov • App: eAssist Garland EWS for repair.

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RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Help show your concern for our planet by turning off all non-essential lights with the rest of the world for Earth Hour! Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Keep Grass Out Do not place grass clippings in the blue recycling cart or the green trash cart.

I leave grass clippings on the lawn to keep it healthy!

Why?

Grass clippings contaminate recycling and take up valuable landfill space.

HOT TIP!

Leave your clippings on your lawn for fertilizer and to save water.

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April 2020 Sun

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@GoGreenGarland

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Sat School Librarian Day

April Fool's Day You can be fined up to $500 for transporting waste without a tarp. Don’t go tarpless! Tarp your load before you start driving.

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Good Friday

GISD Holiday

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Emancipation Day

Easter

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Administrative Professionals Day

11 Earth Day Celebration & Trash-Off

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Arbor Day

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C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill 3175 Elm Grove Road, Rowlett, TX 75089 972-205-3670 Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scrap C&D Waste at the Landfill

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste should be taken directly to the landfill.

Concrete, masonry, roofing materials and metal siding will not be picked up at the curb and should not be placed in trash or recycling carts.

SH 66

The City does not collect contractor-generated waste from construction repairs and remodeling jobs. There is no cost for Garland residents to take C&D waste they generate from the repairs of their home to the landfill.

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May 2020 Sun

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EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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School Principals' Day School Lunch Hero Day Box trucks and trailers are not accepted at the Transfer Station and should go directly to the Hinton Landfill to offload waste.

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Cinco de Mayo Teacher Appreciation Day

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Mother's Day

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School Nurse Day

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Bike to Work Day

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Last Day of School

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Worm Compost Class

For more information, visit GoGreenGarland.com/ Calendar.

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Memorial Day

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Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Reduce & Reuse

Reusing is even better than recycling. The best way to reduce our waste is to not create it in the first place. Reduction and reuse can stop waste at the source and helps avoid the need to harvest raw materials.

How?

Instead of going out to lunch, pack your food in reusable containers and have an impromptu picnic with friends. Memories last a lifetime and don’t end up in the landfill. 16


June 2020 Sun

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EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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World Environment Day

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World Oceans Day

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Juneteenth

Show appreciation all week by thanking Garland EWS for keeping our communities and environment safe!

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Father's Day

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Clean Air Action Day

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Tours are available at Garland’s Recycling Center, Transfer Station and the Hinton Landfill. To schedule a tour, complete the form at GarlandTX.gov/RecyclingTour.

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NOT THESE!

RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

Return to retail or toss in green cart.

Plastic Bags (take back to retail)

Food, Liquid or Diapers

Hoses, Wires or Chains

Batteries (take back to retail)

To-go Containers

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Save the Fireworks for the Sky Do not place batteries in the blue recycling or green trash cart.

Why?

Hazardous batteries can spark and cause fires if not properly disposed of. Garland residents should bring batteries directly to the Dallas Home Chemical Collection Center for free. Dallas Home Chemical Collection Center: 11234 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75243

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July 2020 Sun

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Tires are not collected curbside. Tires cannot be dropped off at Garland's Recycling Center, Transfer Station or Hinton Landfill. Take them to a local tire shop for proper disposal.

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EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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Independence Day

Parents' Day

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RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Recycle right by following these simple recycling rules: • Recycle your empty, clean and dry bottles, jars, cans, boxes, cartons and papers only. • Keep your recycling loose in the blue cart. • Do not place plastic bags, food, liquids, diapers, hoses, wires, batteries and to-go containers in the blue cart.

To learn how to properly dispose of hundreds of other items, check out GarlandWasteWizard.com. 20


August 2020 Sun

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EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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Was your cart or brush and bulky pile tagged? Tags are left on carts and piles that are contaminated or were unable to be picked up due to being blocked or too close to other objects.

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1 Compost 101 Class

For more information, visit GoGreenGarland.com/ Calendar.

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First Day of School

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Thrift Shop Day

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Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Take Out Textile Waste Clothing, shoes and textiles do not belong in your curbside carts.

Donate these items to thrift stores or charities, or bring them to the World Wear Project bin at the Residential Recycling Center or the Citizen's Convenience Center at the Hinton Landfill.

Why?

The average American throws away 81 pounds of clothing every year! Approximately 50 to 80% of unwanted textiles in the U.S. are sent to the landfill, taking up roughly 5% of landfill space. But almost 100% of household textiles and clothing can be recycled!

WE ACCEPT: . SHOES . CLOTHING . HATS . CAPS . PURSES . BACKPACKS . TOYS . POTS & PANS . STUFFED ANIMALS

PLEASE NO DUMPING TRASH.

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September 2020 Sun

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@GoGreenGarland

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Wildlife Day

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Labor Day

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Reduce residential or commercial waste, reuse materials and recycle as much as possible all week!

GISD Holiday

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Grandparents Day

National Cleanup Day

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You can bring your old refrigerator to the Residential Recycling Center for proper disposal. A certified technician safely removes all Freon before recycling. GISD Holiday

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NOT THESE!

RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

Return to retail or toss in green cart.

Plastic Bags (take back to retail)

Food, Liquid or Diapers

Hoses, Wires or Chains

Batteries (take back to retail)

To-go Containers

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Try Composting Composting turns organic waste like food and grass into healthy soil, and saves landfill space!

Why?

Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. — more food ends up in landfills than plastic or paper. Half of that trash comes directly from homes! Compost your pumpkins and other food waste instead of tossing them in the trash.

Want to compost but don’t know how? Sign up for a compost class hosted by EWS. Check out the Go Green Garland calendar for class announcements and registration.

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October 2020 Sun

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All recyclables need to be clean, dry and empty before recycling. Always toss that dirty pizza box directly in the trash or compost it.

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Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

Tri-City Cleanup

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Join Keep Garland Beautiful and clean up Lake Ray Hubbard, 2121 Rowlett Road 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boss's Day

GISD Fair Day

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RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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Wipe Out E-Waste

Can't wait for an electronics drive? Use the Waste Wizard to learn how to properly recycle or dispose of hundreds of items like cellphones and TVs at GarlandWasteWizard.com.

Electronic items like computers, cellphones and TVs contain toxic materials that should never be thrown in your trash or recycling cart. Properly dispose of these items at one of the City's Electronics Recycling Drives.

Residential Recycling Center

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

Saturday,

Nov. 7

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November 2020 Sun

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EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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Sat America Recycles Day

Daylight Saving Time Ends

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11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residential Recycling Center 1426 Commerce St. Bring clothing and e-waste.

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Veterans Day

GISD Holiday

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EWS Admin. Closed

GISD Holiday

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Thanksgiving Day

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Thursday Collection

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Friday Collection

Grease, fats and cooking oil should not be deposited down your drains as they can clog and break pipes. Instead, pour these into a sealed plastic container and drop it off at the “Cease the Grease� station at the Residential Recycling Center or the Citizen's Convenience Center.

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NOT THESE!

RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

Return to retail or toss in green cart.

Plastic Bags (take back to retail)

Food, Liquid or Diapers

Hoses, Wires or Chains

Batteries (take back to retail)

To-go Containers

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Green Your Gift Wrap This year, wrap your gifts in eco-friendly materials like cloth, brown packing paper, and newspaper or magazine pages.

Why?

Traditional wrapping paper is difficult to recycle and often ends up in the landfill. Remember, do not place foil or glitter-coated wrapping paper or tissue paper in the blue recycling cart.

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December 2020 Sun

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Holiday lights do not belong in your blue recycling cart. Bag them and place in the green trash cart if they cannot be repaired and used again.

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EWS@GarlandTX.gov

972-205-3500

@GoGreenGarland

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Christmas on the Square

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Christmas Eve

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Christmas Day

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Friday Collection

GISD Holiday

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RECYCLE THESE! Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

31 There will be no disruption in collection on Thursday, Dec. 24. If Thursday is your collection day, please have carts out no later than 7 a.m.

Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Food and Beverage Cartons

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

Plastic Bottles, Containers and Jugs

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PLAZA

Help the Recycle Rangers keep their friend Arlo the Airmadillo breathing easy by taking simple actions, like riding your bike, to improve the air quality across North Texas. Arlo’s shell changes color based on the Air Quality Index, letting him know when it’s safe for asthma sufferers to play outside. Go to AirNorthTexas.org to learn more and sign up for Air Pollution Alerts!

Recycling not only saves landfill space, it also helps reduce air pollution!

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REPORT A LITTERER

Download the “Don’t Mess with Texas Report a Litterer” app for your iPhone or Android phone, or complete the form on the Don’t Mess with Texas website at DontMessWithTexas.org. When you see litter thrown or flying out of a vehicle, intentionally or accidentally, take down the following information: • License plate number • Make and color of vehicle • Date and time • Location • Who tossed the litter (driver, passenger, truck bed) • What was tossed

Why?

The more information you provide, the faster authorities will be able to investigate the issue.

You may choose to remain anonymous, but you must provide contact information if you would like follow-up correspondence.

REPORT AN ILLEGAL DUMP SITE ReportDFWDumping.org 888-335-DUMP

Submit an illegal dump site to be investigated by the proper authorities. Take down the following information: • Approximate address • Location description • Waste size (if known) • Violator and vehicle description • License plate number • Pictures optional

To report damaged carts, request up to two additional green trash carts*, get information or submit questions about service, visit GarlandTX.gov or download the eAssist Garland app on your smartphone or tablet. *Additional green trash carts: $6.10/month each

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Household Hazardous Waste Garland residents can drop off household hazardous waste for FREE at the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center. 11234 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75243, 214-553-1765 Open: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Acceptable items include: • Aerosol sprays • Automotive fluids and oil filters • Batteries of all kinds • Chemical products for home use • Cleaners and polishes • Computers, cellphones and small electronics

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Craft and hobby supplies Fluorescent light tubes Lawn and garden chemicals Paint and home repair products • Pool chemicals

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2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar  

Join the Recycle Rangers in making sustainable choices, such as recycling and conserving resources. For more information about Garland's Env...

2020 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Calendar  

Join the Recycle Rangers in making sustainable choices, such as recycling and conserving resources. For more information about Garland's Env...

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