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No Trash Collection, Facilities Closed on Memorial Day


Memorial Day Service

In honor of all our nation’s fallen heroes, Irving is hosting a Memorial Day service at 2:30 p.m. May 26 at Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd. As part of the service, City Councilman Thomas D. Spink will speak about Memorial Day and the important role it plays in Irving. In addition, a moment of reflection will be led by Don McClelland, SSG of the 389th Bomb Group, U.S. Army Air Forces.

The service is being coordinated by Irving’s Memorial Park Committee and will feature a presentation of the colors by three Irving high schools, and a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by The Silvertones.

Following the service, a reception will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, 644 Rock Island Road (located next to Central Library). The reception will conclude with a prayer, the playing of “Taps” and the laying of the wreath by James Brown, 1st Lt., 90th Infantry Division, U.S. Army. All are welcome.
In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection May 27. In addition, the following facilities will be closed:
  • City Hall
  • Heritage and North Lake aquatic centers
  • Hunter Ferrell Landfill
  • Irving Arts Center
  • Libraries
  • Recreation centers
  • Drop-Off Recycling centers (re-opening May 30)

Residents Reminded About Trash Collection

Irving residents are encouraged to help keep Irving beautiful by not placing trash out too early. Garbage bags sitting on neighborhood streets for long periods of time is unappealing. For this reason and others, homeowners are asked to minimize the amount of time bagged refuse sits on neighborhood streets. Following are some guidelines for Irving residents from Code Enforcement and Solid Waste Services.
  • Set trash on the curb no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before scheduled collection
  • Properly bag and secure trash to prevent unsightly scattering of debris
  • Bagged grass clippings and leaves may be placed curbside 24 hours prior to scheduled collection since they are less likely to attract stray or loose animals
“We'd ideally like for residents to place trash out the morning of collection to minimize the scattering of trash by urban wildlife — but certainly not before 6 p.m. the evening before the scheduled collection day,” said Code Enforcement Director Teresa Adrian. “Most residents rate the appearance of the city as good or excellent, and by reducing litter and debris in neighborhoods and along corridors, we can maintain a high quality of life for our residents.”

To schedule a bulk waste collection of approved items, call the Solid Waste Services Department at (972) 721-8059. For more information, visit the Solid Waste Services site.

Posted May 9


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