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