Q: I have a suggestion for the upcoming budget that I believe will have a huge impact on the city of Irving, as well as the residents and anyone who chooses to visit. Something that I have noticed a lot of in Irving is litter, and it ruins the parks, creeks, and streets where we live and spend our time.
Obviously, it’s impossible to completely stop littering from happening, but there’s a relatively simple solution that would drastically decrease the amount of litter in our beautiful city: trash cans. I see firsthand what happens when bags of trash are left on the street, even if only for a few hours ‐ stray animals get into them, trash falls out, and it’s made worse when they get thrown into the trash truck, leaving litter flying everywhere.
Trash cans would keep it all contains and drastically reduce the litter we see daily on our streets. PLEASE consider adding trash cans into the next budget so we can keep Irving clean.
A: Thank you for your concern about the beautification of Irving. Please know that your email will be shared with the Solid Waste Services Director, as well as the Mayor and City Council. Please feel free to contact the BFF’s with any budget questions or suggestions for the upcoming budget process.