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2021

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE Calendar

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Welcome

to our 2021 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.

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Residential Recycling Center 1426 Commerce St.

REMY

972-205-3500

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

Transfer Station

1426 Commerce St.

972-205-3500

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. City Vehicles: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. RENÉE

C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill and Citizens Convenience Center 3175 Elm Grove Road

972-205-3670

table of contents 03 Recycling Schedule and Info

18 Create Less Waste

04 Commercial Services

20 Parting with Paint

05 Trash and Recycling Placement

22 Litter-less

06 Less Is Best

24 When in Doubt, Throw It Out

08 Know What to Throw

26 Lettuce Taco Bout Food Waste

10 Recycling Matters

28 Conscious Gifting

12 Got Extra Recyclables?

30 Litter and Illegal Dumping

14 Trash to Treasure

31 Make Your Mark

16 Recycle for Clean Air

32 Household Hazardous Waste

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.

Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center 11234 Plano Road

214-553-1765

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.

To report damaged carts, request up to two additional green trash carts*, get information or submit questions about service, visit GarlandTX.gov and click the yellow button or download the eAssist Garland app on your smartphone or tablet. *Additional green trash carts: $7.10/month each GarlandEWS.com 972-205-3500


Items to

Recycle Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

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

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

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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

The Recycling Center, Transfer Station, Hinton Landfill and EWS Administration are closed in holiday observance. EWS holiday and events are subject to change. Check GarlandEWS.com for updates.

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Less Is Best

The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Confused about how to dispose of packaging or feeling guilty for putting something in the trash? Next time you make a purchase, look for products that use less packaging or that can be refilled.

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GISD Holiday

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Friday Collection

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Toss these items loose in the blue cart!

Did you know that preventing items from entering the waste stream by reusing, sharing, repairing or refilling them is called the circular economy? Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Glass Bottles and Jars

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

Hot tip! Plastic containers that come from the kitchen or bathroom that have lids are usually recyclable. Use the WasteWizard if you are in doubt to learn how to properly dispose of and recycle hundreds of items.

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February 2021 Sun

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Did you know that 1 out of every 4 items found in Garland recycling carts is not recyclable? Make sure you know if an item is recyclable before you put it in the recycling cart!

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

NOT THESE! Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

Glass Bottles and Jars

Paper, Newspaper, Magazines and Flattened Cardboard

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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)

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Recycling Matters 86% of the jobs in the waste industry are in recycling, reuse and remanufacturing. Recycling creates jobs and contributes billions of dollars to the economy. In fact, the Texas recycling industry employs more than 17,000 Texans annually. Do you know anyone who works hard keeping materials out of the landfill?

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March 2021 Sun

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World Wildlife Day

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St. Patrick’s Day

Global Recycling Day

Daylight Saving Time Starts

Spring Equinox

GISD Spring Break

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Did you know that more than $700 million worth of recyclable materials are traded in Texas annually?

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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! Learn more at earthhour.org. Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

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Got Extra Recyclables?

Need to recycle before your collection day or have other recyclable items? The City of Garland Residential Recycling Center accepts all items collected in the blue recycle cart, plus clothing, used cooking oil, scrap metal and even used motor oil! Interested in a tour to learn more about the recycling process? Visit the Outreach & Education page at GarlandEWS.com.

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April 2021 Sun

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April Fool's Day

Good Friday

Did you know that nearly 50% of the items that end up in Texas landfills are actually recyclable materials? Are you disposing of your items correctly? Check out GarlandWasteWizard.com to find out.

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Emancipation Day

GoGreen Garland Earth Day Celebration and Keep Garland Beautiful Trash-Off

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Trash to Treasure

Before you throw something away, think of how you could upcycle, or creatively transform, the item into something else, giving it a second life before getting rid of it. Pallets into patios. Tires into swings. Bottles into lights. There is no end to the amazing things you can create!

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Teacher Appreciation Day

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Did you know that consignment, thrift and resale stores have been around since the Second World War and now account for $29 billion in sales in the U.S. alone?

Memorial Day

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Recycle for Clean Air

Taking simple actions, like riding your bike and working from home, can help improve air quality. But did you know that recycling correctly also helps reduce air pollution by mitigating the need for mining virgin materials?

Go to AirNorthTexas.org to learn more and sign up for Air Pollution Alerts!

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Visit GarlandTX.gov or download the eAssist Garland app.

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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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World Rainforest Day

Clean Air Action Day

Summer Solstice

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Did you know the amount of materials recycled in the U.S. removes the air pollution equivalent of taking almost 40 million cars off the road annually?

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

NOT THESE! Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

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)

Styrofoam Containers and Napkins

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EWS Admin. Closed Did you know single-use plastic bags didn’t become popular until the 1970s and now nearly 2 million are used around the world each minute, but they are only ever used for an average of 12 minutes? That’s a lot of waste!

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Parents' Day

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Think REUSE — share your unused paint with friends or family who could use it instead of throwing it away!

Parting with Paint

Do not place paint cans in the blue recycling cart, the brush and bulky goods pile, or the green trash cart. Why? Not only is paint considered a household hazardous waste chemical but improperly disposed of paint makes a mess. Garland residents should bring all paint and other household hazardous waste to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center for free. 11234 Plano Road, Dallas, TX 75243, 214-553-1765 20


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Did you know that both water-based and latex paint can be recycled into new paint products if disposed of correctly at a hazardous waste collection site like the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center?

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

NOT THESE! Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

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)

Styrofoam Containers and Napkins

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Litter-less Using less single-use items and making the choice to reduce waste reduces litter. Single-use food packaging like wrappers, bags, straws and napkins make up a large portion of litter found across the country. Not only is litter unsightly, but cleaning up litter costs the DFW area about $23 million annually.

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Wildlife Day Did you know that every year more than 360 million pieces of litter can be found on Texas roads at any one time?

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September is National Cleanup Month! National Cleanup Day, Earth Day Network, Keep America Beautiful and World Cleanup Day have joined forces to support the thousands of communities across the country who will be working together to keep their communities clean and safe. Visit nationalcleanupday.org to learn more and start your own cleanup! 23


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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NOT THESE! 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)

Visit GarlandTX.gov or download the eAssist Garland app.

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Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

Did you know that it costs the City an average of $45 per ton of contaminated recycle materials?

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Sustainability Day

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Sustainability is meeting the needs of today without depleting the needs of the future. How do you practice sustainability and Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

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make it last?

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Lettuce Taco Bout Food Waste Reduce your environmental impact by wasting less food. Next time you go to the store, make sure you know exactly what you need by meal planning and making a list so you only buy what you need. Make a point to eat, use, freeze or preserve all the food you buy every time.

Remember, never place food in the recycle cart. If you have to throw food out, compost it or throw it in your green trash cart. Food placed in the blue recycle cart is contamination and makes the entire load trash.

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Conscious Gifting

This year, show your loved ones you care by gifting experiences and time spent together instead of disposable items. You can offer your talents to help a loved one complete a project, bake your favorite holiday recipes together or even give plant cuttings to a budding gardener. Remember, memories last a lifetime and don’t end up in the landfill.

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Christmas Day

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Check out GarlandEWS.com all month long for tips and how-tos for making low-waste alternatives for holiday decorations. Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans

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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

Got questions or need any assistance regarding your trash or recycling services? Download the eAssist Garland app on your smartphone or tablet, click the yellow eAssist button at GarlandTX.gov or call 972-205-3500.

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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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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

THANK YOU for recycling.

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