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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Love Your Pipes: Proper Disposal Keeps Community Safe

The word "grease" written in congealed grease in a fry pan.

Irving Water Utilities is alerting residents to an increase in sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The majority of SSOs are from homes and apartments improperly disposing of fats, oils and grease (FOG) down pipes and flushing trash in toilets. Items that are...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Solid Waste Collection Update

Irving Solid Waste Services truck with workers pick up refuse in a neighborhood.

The COVID-19 Omicron variant has impacted Solid Waste Services operations with staffing and equipment shortages. 

Residents can expect delays in solid waste collection, recycling and brush and bulk. Collection service is prioritized by trash, recy...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Delays Continue for Brush/Bulky Waste, Recycling Collections


The City of Irving Solid Waste Services Department continues to experience a staffing shortage that impacts recycling, brush and bulky collection services. Irving has proactively recruited for months to fill the necessary positions for solid waste collect...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Proper Grease, Oil Disposal Helps Protect City's Sewers

The word "grease" written in congealed grease in a fry pan.

Food waste should be managed appropriately to avoid costly issues with clogged pipes. Help maintain the integrity of sewer infrastructure by properly disposing of fats, oils, grease (FOG) and other food debris after cooking.

FOG should not be poured down t...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Learn How to Toss Like a Boss

Irving Solid Waste Services Director Travis Switzer.

Solid Waste Services Director Travis Switzer stopped by ICTN to discuss Irving's Curbside Recycling program.

Learn more about the items that can/can’t be recycled and what to do with special items like medical needles and electronics.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Operational Improvements Recommended to Extend Landfill Life

A compactor climbs a hill of trash at the landfill.

A recent waste disposal operations and landfill usage study conducted by a third-party engineering firm has indicated that Irving’s Hunter Ferrell Landfill life expectancy is approximately 38 years with some operational improvements, as opposed to the pre...

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