Monday, June 14, 2021

Annual Leaf Recycling Program 2020

The City of Southlake and Republic Services are pleased to offer curbside leaf recycling for Southlake residents. 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.

“While residents can dispose of leaves through the trash stream year-round, this annual program is an excellent and sustainable alternative each season,” said Assistant to the City Manager Lauren LaNeave. “This program aims to reduce the amount of valuable landfill space that is used up by yard waste, which removes nutrients from the environment and impacts our trash rates.”

How to participate

To contribute to this recycling effort, please place your bagged leaves at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on the collection days below. Leaves should be bagged leaves using any type of bag, and physically separated from other solid waste. Acorns, twigs, and other materials may be raked up with leaves, but please make an effort to limit the additional debris included in the bags. Full bags of acorns, twigs, or limbs will not be collected through this program.

This year’s leaf recycling dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Looking for more options? Southlake residents can drop off their leaves and grass clippings year-round for recycling at the Arlington Landfill at no charge. For more information, please contact the Arlington Landfill.

For information about the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling Program about the leaf recycling dates, please visit the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling page.

Leaf Recycling Pickup to extend through Friday 12/18

Warm temperatures and late falling leaves have made recent leaf recycling efforts very successful, but it also caused delays with pick up.

That’s why Republic Services is extending its leaf pickup through today (12/17) and tomorrow (12/18).

“A complete pickup is our goal,” said T.J. Noorlag ​Republic Service’s​ Supervisor. “As it turns out, the warm temperatures, recent storms and public awareness of this program have dramatically increased the load, but we will get them all collected.”

The leaf recycling program is part of the City’s Garbage and Recycling contract with Republic Services.  The last pick up date for this winter takes place Wednesday, January 13th.

As a reminder, residents may bag their leaves using any type of bag. Bagged leaves must also be physically separated from other solid waste at the curb.

The City’s Leaf Recycling Program aims to reduce the amount of valuable landfill space that is used up by yard waste. Since the program’s inception,  Southlake residents have bagged and recycled more than 1900 tons of leaves.

For more information about the City’s Leaf Recycling Program, please visit the City’s garbage and recycling programs webpage.

 

Last Chance for Southlake’s Leaf Recycling Program – January 7

leaf, leaves, fallFall has arrived and so has the opportunity for Southlake residents to participate in the City’s annual Leaf Recycling Program. 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 end 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 the following collection days:

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Residents may bag their leaves using any type of bag. Bagged leaves must also be physically separated from other solid waste at the curb.

The City’s 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. Since the program’s inception, Southlake residents have bagged and recycled more than 1900 tons of leaves.

For more information about the City’s Leaf Recycling Program, please visit the City’s garbage and recycling programs webpage.

Leaf Recycling Collection- January 8

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.

To participate in the program, residents are asked to place their bagged leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on the following collection days:

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013  Rescheduled to 11/21/2013
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Residents may bag their leaves using any type of bag. Bagged leaves must also be physically separated from other solid waste at the curb.

The City’s 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. Since the program’s inception, Southlake residents have bagged and recycled close to 550 tons of leaves.

For more information about the City’s Leaf Recycling Program, please visit the City’s garbage and recycling programs webpage.