Category: Environment

Last Week for Holiday Tree Cycling, Box Recycling

Natural, undecorated and unflocked trees may be dropped off at the Municipal Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr., and will be turned into mulch and compost to help beautify city parks and landscapes and sold to residents at a discount. Year-round, trees may also be set out at the curb and picked up as part of the City’s weekly Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC). 

Health Department Seeks Group Cleanup Volunteers for Trash Bash

The Health Department is looking for groups to take part in this year’s Trash Bash, the City’s annual community event taking place this year April 15. Organizations, companies, friends, neighbors and families have the opportunity to gather together with the shared goal of beautifying and cleaning up local parks and creeks; all trash collection items such as trash bags, gloves and litter tongs are provided by the City. In addition, collections will take place across the city for items such as paper, electronics, eyeglasses, books, clothing and residential cooking oil/grease; watch future editions of Richardson Today for more information.

Youth Clean Up Area Parks

Children and teens gathered recently along with adult leaders to pick up trash and help beautify Richardson parks, as part of the city’s Community & Corporate Environmental Cleanup Program.

NCTCOG Offers Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year upon us, the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Air North Texas division recently offered several ideas for New Year’s resolutions that involve living in a more environmentally friendly fashion.

Recycling Bag Giveaway Schedule for January

Public Services staff will be out in the community each week this month on select afternoons, handing out free blue recycling bags and spreading the word about the benefits of recycling.

Youth Orchestra Members Help Clean Up Mark Twain Creek

Members of the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, a local organization funded in part by the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission, recently had fun together while helping beautify Richardson’s environment by collecting trash at Mark Twain Creek.