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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Are You a Green Neighbor?

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The Green Neighbor Program is designed to foster resident awareness and encourage best practices of an environmentally friendly lifestyle. This voluntary program encourages residents to evaluate their current practices and determine new ways they can live...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Defend Irving's Drains

Flushing a toilet.

Wastewater overflows are costly, and residents can assist in preventing clogged drains by following one simple tip:

Flush ONLY toilet paper down the toilet.

 

Flushing wipes, paper towels and other items can cause backups in homes, as well as damage...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

The Irving Think Green Team Wants Your Feedback

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The Irving Think Green Be Green team is seeking input from the community on topics and trends to focus on during the upcoming year. 

Take five minutes to complete a quick survey and give your feedback on the classes and online content offered by t...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

2020 Special Collection Events Canceled

Collection of auto battery, tires and other items considered hazardous household waste.

Due to the COVID-19 disaster, Irving Solid Waste Services has canceled its remaining special collection events through Sept. 30, 2020.. This includes:

  • May 15 | Shredding and Electronics Collection
  • June 27 | Home Chemical Collection
  • July 10 | Shredding and El...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Urgent: Water Utilities Reminds Residents Ways to Properly Dispose Household Waste

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Sewers back up when sewage collection lines get clogged by items other than toilet paper flushed down toilets and drains. In addition to the costly repairs, sewer back-ups are messy, foul-smelling and pose a serious public health threat. In the past 36 ho...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Turn Off the Sprinkler During Rainy Weather

Rainwater coming out of a downspout, watering a bed of yellow cornflowers.

The Irving Water Utilities Department reminds residents that with all the recent rain and the upcoming forecast, watering lawns is unnecessary, and residents should consider turning off sprinklers at least until the Memorial Day weekend. In fact, any week...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

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: March 17, 2020

Plants Key to Water Conservation

Yard landscape - Proper plant selection will help homeowners reduce water costs and use.

Saving water doesn’t have to involve the cost and inconvenience of tearing up your yard to install a new irrigation system. It’s easy to save water and reduce your utility bills with simple changes to your landscaping and gardening rou...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Avoid Harsh Chemicals in Household Cleaners

Vinegar, salt and lemon are all examples of alternative household cleaners.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that many household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde and harsh acids. But switching to environmentally friendly household cleaners can help eliminate toxins from a...

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