Category: Environment

EPA Urges Trash Disposal of Wipes

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.

AgriLife Extension Offers Free Virtual Classes

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.

Local Garden Centers Remain Open

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.

Blue Reycling bags arrive

Thousands of blue recycling bags have arrived in preparation for the annual Blue Bag Letter, which is being mailed this month.

City offers tree planting assistance, advice

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.