Beginning Thursday, April 9, 2020 recycling services in the city will be suspended and trash collection will be temporarily reduced from twice to once-per-week due to staffing shortages in the City’s Public Services Department.
In light of increased cleaning and sanitizing taking place to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper, not disinfecting wipes, paper towels and other items that should be disposed of in the trash.
Water University, a division of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has temporarily moved all its courses to its Facebook page (@AgriLife Water University) in observance of shelter-in-place ordinances related to the outbreak of COVID-19.
For people wanting to do some spring planting and/or yard maintenance while sheltering in place, Richardson garden centers remain open, with some offering online ordering and in-store pickup for those who want to avoid browsing/shopping in person.
The annual Letter from the Mayor and City Council for two FREE rolls of blue recycling bags have been arriving in mailboxes.
The City’s annual “blue bag letters” will be mailed next week and homeowners should begin seeing them arrive in mailboxes by next weekend.
Fix a Leak Week, an annual EPA WaterSense program, is March 16-22 this year and is a great time for residents to check for water leaks and drips inside the home.
Public Services would like to remind everyone, with antibacterial wipes usage on the rise due to COVID-19, to please put all wipes in the trash and not the toilet.
Thousands of blue recycling bags have arrived in preparation for the annual Blue Bag Letter, which is being mailed this month.
While the City’s Code Enforcement and Building Inspection staff have been working to help rebuild storm-ravaged areas of Richardson in the brick-and-mortar sense, the Parks and Recreation Department is working to restore the area’s landscapes, both public and private.