Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Keep Southlake Beautiful Helps You Put Green in Your Routine This Fall

The City of Southlake encourages all residents to “Keep Southlake Beautiful” by participating in the following green initiatives:

Street Tree Program: October 1 – December 31

Through the annual Street Tree Program, Southlake residents are able to purchase a tree for half price, and the City will cover the other half.  The following four (4) varieties of trees are available through the program: Chinese Pistache, Lacebark Elm, Live Oak and Shumard Oak.  Trees will be planted in the City right-of-ways in late winter/early spring.

Only one tree per Southlake household can be purchased.  There are limited quantities of trees available, so be sure to

order yours now!  Orders can be placed online at www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com, in person at the Community Services Department or by mail.  Order forms are available online or at the Community Services offices located in Town Hall, Suite 210.

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Curbside Leaf Recycling: November 16, December 7, December 14 and January 11

The City of Southlake, in partnership with Duncan Disposal, is pleased to offer another round of curbside leaf recycling this winter.  The Leaf Recycling Program gives citizens the opportunity to place their bagged leaves on the curb and have them picked up for recycling rather than ending up in the landfill.

Bagged leaves must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the following pick-up dates: 11/16, 12/7, 12/14, and 1/11.  Any type of bag may be used, but bagged leaves must be separated from other solid waste left on the curb.

Leaf recycling is an important green initiative because the leaves are a valuable natural resource that can be used to provide landscaped areas with a good source of organic matter and nutrients.  Last year, Southlake residents bagged and recycled almost 185 tons of leaves.  We hope you will help us exceed that number this year!

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Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off:  December 16 – January 6

Mulch Pick-up Begins:  January 9

Don’t know what to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas? Recycle it!

Through the Christmas Tree Recycling Program, Southlake residents can drop off their bare trees at Bicentennial Park
Bare trees should be dropped off in the lower parking lot of Bicentennial Park (entrance off of Southlake Boulevard).  Mulch will be available to Southlake residents on a first come, first served basis beginning January 9.  Please bring a shovel and container to collect the wood chips.between December 16 and January 6 and the City will turn the trees into wood chips. The environmentally friendly wood chips will be made available to Southlake residents, and can be used as mulch in and around flower beds and gardens.

For more information about these green initiatives and other Keep Southlake Beautiful programs, please visit our website at www.CityofSouthlake.com or contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019 or by e-mail at parksandrec@ci.southlake.tx.us