Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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.