holiday happenings 
Every year the city observes several holidays. These holidays are spread throughout the year and will affect some of the services provided to citizens. For instance, the Solid Waste Services Department will not provide residential waste, recycling, or brush/bulky waste collection on city designated holidays. These services will resume on your next regularly scheduled day.

The holidays for 2014 are:

Collections
New Years Day, Jan. 1
Memorial Day, May 26
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, Sept. 1
Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 and 28
Christmas, Dec. 24 and 25

Landfill
New Years Day, Jan. 1
Memorial Day, May 26
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, Sept. 1
Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 and 28
Christmas, Dec. 24 and 25

Drop-Off Centers
New Years Day, Jan. 1*
Easter, Apr. 20
Memorial Day, May 26
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, Sept. 1
Thanksgiving, Nov. 27**
Christmas, Dec. 25***
New Years Eve, Dec. 31

*Drop-off recycling centers will be closed at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 and re-open on Jan. 3.
**Drop-off recycling centers will be closed on Nov. 27 and re-open on Nov. 28.
***Drop-off recycling centers will be closed at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24 and re-open on Dec. 26.

If you have any questions or concerns about how city observed holidays affect your residential waste collection, please contact Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-8059.

Christmas Tree Roundup

Residents will have an opportunity to properly dispose of their fresh-cut Christmas trees for recycling during Irving’s annual Christmas Tree Roundup. Bare Christmas trees will be collected as part of the city’s weekly brush/bulky waste pickup.  For more information, call (972) 721-8059. Residents also may take Christmas trees to any of the following drop-off locations:

  • Cottonwood Park, 4051 N. Story Road
  • Southwest Park, 2800 W. Shady Grove Road
  • Drop-Off Recycling Center, 8555 Home Depot Drive (east corner of The Home Depot parking lot)
  • Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 220 W. Hunter Ferrell Road (7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

All Christmas trees collected will be mulched and made available for a nominal fee at the city landfill.
For more information, call (972) 721-8059.