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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Recycling In Irving

Blue recycling bags and flattened cardboard boxes await collection at the curb.

Photo: Blue recycling bags and flattened cardboard boxes await collection at the curb.

Irving has been recycling since the early 1990s, and over the years, what can and can’t be recycled has changed. But the city’s commitment to divert as much material as possible from the landfill remains the same. Today, residents receiving city trash collection services also have once-a-week curbside recycling collection.

Recyclables accepted at curbside include:

  • Paper (all kinds), including paperboard boxes.
  • Corrugated boxes (cardboard). Flatten when possible.
  • Glass bottles and jars.
  • Plastic containers #1 through #7, except Styrofoam.
  • Aluminum and steel food cans.
  • Aerosol cans.
  • Aseptic containers (i.e., milk cartons, juice boxes).
  • Plastic bags.

Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling

The city also offers Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling events for residents to safely discard sensitive papers and properly dispose of electronics. Residents can bring two boxes of paperwork for destruction; proof of residency is required. The Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling events are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until the shredding truck is full. Upcoming 2018 dates and locations include:

  • May 11 – 128 N. Briery Road
  • July 13 – 128 N. Briery Road
  • Sept. 15 – 5964 Riverside Drive

Home Chemical Collection and Electronics Recycling

A Home Chemical Collection and Electronics Recycling events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at 128 N. Briery Road. Vouchers are required and can be requested by contacting Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-8059.

Items accepted include:

  • Pool chemicals
  • Household cleaners and polishes
  • Craft and hobby supplies
  • Chemical products for home use
  • Home repair products
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
  • Fluorescent lightbulbs

For more information, contact the Solid Waste Services Department at (972) 721-8059.

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