Posted on: November 20, 2017

Residents Reminded to Use Curbside Recycling

Blue bags and flattened cardboard placed near curb for recycling pickup.

Recycling has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. Residents have two options for disposing of their renewable materials: curbside recycling or drop-off recycling at Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. According to Irving Soli...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Composting Gives Landfills a Break

Woman adding material to her compost bin.

Each year, nearly four million tons of yard trimmings in the form of leaves, grass, tree limbs, weeds and other organic debris are thrown away in Texas. That amounts to almost 20 percent of all trash in municipal landfills. In addition, Texans spend more ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Mulching Leaves Keeps Nutrients in the Soil

Leaf Mulching

Cooler weather equals falling leaves, and your lawn and gardens will benefit from proper leaf management.

Correct Leaf Management

  1. The best leaf management is to mow and mulch leaves into the turf. Using a mulching mower is best but not essential. Turf can t...
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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Dispose of Fats, Oils, Grease Responsibly

Dispose of Fats, Oils, Grease Responsibly

Thanksgiving cooking can mean leftover grease and oil. The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. This holiday season, help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few simple steps.

Do

  • Put oil and gre...
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Posted on: November 4, 2017

Get Ready for Cooler Temperatures

Digital Thermostat

Weatherizing your home helps you save money by saving energy, and it can also improve the comfort of your home. Conduct a home energy audit to start building your strategy for weatherizing your home, then learn about air sealing, insulation, moisture cont...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Energy Savings Tips

Save Energy Around the House - Turning down the thermostat.

Easy tips and fixes to save on energy.

Find and Fix Air Leaks – Check windows and doors for air leaks. On a windy day, turn off the air conditioner and all ceiling fans. Hold a thin tissue paper taped to a pencil lengthwise near gaps in windows, ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irvin...
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