Friday, June 18, 2021

It’s Almost a Holiday Wrap

As the holidays wrap up it’s important to remember some end of the year changes for trash collection, leaf and tree recycling and hours of operation for the City and the Library.

Southlake City offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for the Christmas Holidays and Monday, January 1, 2018, for New Year’s Day. The Library will also be closed on these dates.

Residents interested in leaf recycling need to know that the City and Republic Services offers curbside recycling for you. It’s a great opportunity to place your bagged leaves on the curb and have them picked up for recycling rather than ending up in the landfill. Please make sure the bags are separated from other solid waste.

Here are the remaining dates for the program and remember to place the bagged leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on any or all of the following collection dates:

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

For information about the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling Program and leaf recycling dates, please visit the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling page and subscribe to the Trash and Recycling calendar for updates.

And if you have a live Christmas tree this holiday season, you can recycle it through the City of Southlake Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Just drop off your bare tree at Bicentennial Park and the City will turn it into wood chips.  Residents can then use the freshly-made mulch in and around flower beds and gardens.

Here are the remaining dates for the 2017 Christmas Tree Recycling Program:

  • Christmas Tree Drop-off: December 16 – January 12
  • Mulch Pickup: January 13 – January 19

If you have questions, call (817) 748-8019 or visit the Keep Southlake Beautiful page. For more information about how real Christmas trees benefit the environment, visit the National Christmas Tree Association website.

Finally, residential and commercial trash collections will be suspended on Monday, December 25, 2017. Residential collections will be delayed by one day. Monday collections will be on Tuesday, December 26, and Tuesday collections will occur on Wednesday, December 27. Commercial make up day: Tuesday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 27.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays with your family and friends.

 

 

Keep Green in Your Routine with the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling Program

Can you believe that it is already fall? Soon the weather cool down and the leaves will fall. Let the City of Southlake and Republic Services help you with disposing of your fallen leaves through the City’s Annual Leave Recycling Program.

The City of Southlake and Republic Services are pleased to offer curbside leaf recycling for Southlake residents through the Annual Leaf Recycling Program. The leaf recycling program gives citizens the opportunity to place their bagged leaves on the curb and have it picked up for recycling rather than ending up in the landfill.

To participate in the program, residents are asked to place their bagged leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 A.M. on any or all of the following collection days:

  • Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
  • Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Please make sure that bagged leaves are physically separated from other solid waste. Resident may bag their leaves using any type of bag.

The City’s Annual Leaf Recycling Program aims to reduce the amount of valuable landfill space that is used up by yard waste, an activity that in the long-term, removes nutrients from the environment and costs residents more in increased taxes and service fees. A more environmentally friendly disposal option is to recycle leaves and reuse their valuable organic nutrients in landscaped areas.

For information about the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling Program about the leaf recycling dates, please visit the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling page and subscribe to the Trash and Recycling calendar for updates.