Sunday, September 15, 2019

Annual Fall Leaf Recycling Program

The temperature is just beginning to fall and that means falling leaves are just around the corner.

The City of Southlake and Republic Services are standing by ready to help you dispose of all of your bags of leaves through the City’s Annual Leaf Recycling Program.

The City and Republic Services offers 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 ending up in the landfill.

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

New program dates:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Please make sure that bagged leaves are physically separated from other solid waste. Residents 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.

Annual Leaf Recycling Program, 2015

Fall has arrived and the chilly weather is soon to begin. This time of year is also the opportunity for Southlake residents to participate in the City’s annual Leaf Recycling Program. The City of Southlake and Republic Services are pleased to offer curbside leaf recycling for Southlake residents. 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 18, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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.

Bob Jones Nature Center Green Fest 2015 – Saturday, March 28, 2015

GREEN FEST SOUTHLAKE

Event Fast Facts
Southlake Town Square
Rustin Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Hosted by Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC), Green Fest Southlake is a premier opportunity to learn about all the ways to be environmentally friendly, endow a sustainable future, and improve our daily living by going green.  On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM,  Southlake Town Square will be transformed into a green oasis as vendors, manufacturers and other businesses present products and services about going green and protecting our precious resources.  And the best part is, Green Fest Southlake is free to the public!

Join us for a day full of fun including:

  • Featured entertainment by local musical sensation Le Freak
  • Fabulous raffle prizes
  • Activities and entertainment for all ages
  • A scavenger hunt for elementary students, where the two winners will receive an Apple iPad

Plus: Kids (K – 6th grade) can bring their juice pouches to recycle and be entered into a raffle for a new Apple iPad!

For more information, visit TexasGreenFest.com.

Durham Thinks Green During Earth Week

Shoe Drive DISCarroll ISD’s Durham Intermediate celebrated a week of Thinking Green during the school’s Earth Week events April 28- May 2.

The DIS Recycling Club sponsored a school wide shoe drive for those in need. Any shoes that were no longer wearable were recycled and in some cases, rubber from the shoes will go to resurface playgrounds. The campus community also collected shoes for Terracycle, a company that donates shoes to people in need. Students and staff went throughout their school day without shoes (after donating a pair) to better understand what it’s like for the many people around the globe who do not even own one pair. By the end of the week, the entire school collected 374 pairs of shoes.Shoe Drive

Additional DIS Earth Week activities included staff members taking pledges to go electricity/ electronics free for one hour a day, and BYORB (Bring Your Own Refillable Bottle) Day to raise awareness of using refillable water bottles over disposable ones.

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon Fans Go Green at Carroll's Green Out

The Girl Scout Cadettes in Troop #4036 were hard at work during the Carroll Dragons Home Opener Friday, Aug. 30. The scouts collected over 5000 plastic products during the Kick Off Recycle Program at Dragon Stadium.

The campaign was such a success the dumpster was overflowing with recycle bags and a new eight-yard dumpster is on order.  With Dragons continuing to do their part and insuring that only plastic cups, bottles and aluminum cans are placed in the designated green and white recycle bins, Dragons can take pride in saving the environment.

Troop #4036 will be present again at the Dragon game against Midland Lee on Friday, Sept. 6 holding signs and encouraging fans to recycle.