Category Archives: Garbage & Recycling

Articles Recycling 08-13-14

Promising Results for Arlington’s Automated Recycling Program

Arlington’s curbside recycling program has grown by more than 10% in the last year, thanks in part to a new collection system. Last summer, Arlington switched from manual curbside recycling collection to automated. During the conversion, Republic Services delivered 95,000 recycling carts to city residents.  Since then, Arlington residents have recycled 22,863 tons of material, a 13.5% increase. Curbside recycling is a core service provided by Arlington because it provides a convenient way for residents to actively recycle on a daily basis. The switch to carts instead of bins was implemented in an effort to increase recycling, decrease worker injuries,  reduce Read more…

THR to Host Shredding Event May 17

If you need to shred some important papers, Texas Health Resources (THR) is hosting a free community shredding event, “Earth Day ShredFest,” from 9 a.m.-noon on May 17, 2014 at several THR facilities across the Metroplex. A THR representative and truck from Shred-it will be outside each of the seven facilities. Local residents can bring up to five average-size file boxes of paper to be securely shredded on-site and then recycled. Most paper items — including confidential documents, notebooks, binders and brochures — can be shredded and recycled. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Cardboard and other Read more…

Help Keep Arlington Beautiful

  Spring cleaning?  Here are some ways the City can help. The City of Arlington and Republic Services currently offer residents a free and convenient way to dispose of many bulky items. Republic Services will pick up the following items curbside free of charge: Furniture, appliances, TVs, wooden fence panels cut in half, bundled tree limbs* Call 817-317-2000 to schedule your pickup. Bulky item collection is limited to one cubic yard each collection day. Additionally, Arlington residents can make two free trips to the Arlington Landfill each year: Go to www.arlingtontx.gov/environment Enter your Arlington water account number Print Landfill Coupon Repeat steps Read more…

Touring Arlington’s Landfill

For about 50 years a vast land has rested on the outskirts of Arlington on Mosier Valley Road. There, activity takes place – unbeknownst to many, but vital to the city. Spanning for about 790 acres, this land makes up the Arlington Landfill. On a cloudy day, the landfill’s light brown terrain gives a surreal backdrop for a hub of activity. Large trucks roam amongst hills, mounds, dips and turns carrying out specific duties like the workers of an ant colony. Dyed mounds of black, maroon, beige and brown mulch, created from recycled leaves, bark and compost, form a multicolored Read more…

Two Arlington Locations to Accept Recycled Trees

After the holidays are over, residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees. Two free drop-off locations are available from Dec. 26, 2013  through Jan. 13, 2014: South Arlington Calloway’s Nursery 4940 S. Cooper St. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily 817-465-2838 Christmas trees should be loaded into one of the containers on the north side of the building during business hours only. Map it North Arlington Arlington Sanitary Landfill 800 Mosier Valley Road 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Saturday weather permitting 817-354-2300 Map it Before you recycle your Christmas tree: Remove lights, ornaments and tree Read more…

Recycling in Arlington Gets a Big Boost

Pesky plastic trash bags. Takeout pizza boxes. Aluminum foil. Empty aerosol cans. Thanks to a new state-of-the-art recycling complex, Arlington residents will for the first time be able to recycle a slew of new items, helping the city dramatically cut waste and divert more from landfills. Leaders from Arlington and other area cities gathered Tuesday to dedicate the new North Texas Recycling Complex, a 90,000-square-foot center in Fort Worth that serves four counties — Tarrant, Dallas, Denton and Parker. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck was on hand for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. “We are proud of our community, and we take Read more…

New Recycling Carts Delivered to South Arlington Homes

The City’s new wheeled recycling carts began being delivered this week to south Arlington homes at a rate of about 5,000 per day, ushering in the citywide switch away from the current open-top bins. Arlington officials said that while the wheeled carts will be easy and more convenient to use, residents do have a few things to learn about the new method of placing their recycled goods at the curb. The main thing to remember, said Lorrie Anderle, the city’s recycling coordinator, is that the wheeled carts need plenty of space around them. “Leaning trash bags against the carts or Read more…

New Recycling Carts Coming!

A change to Arlington recycling is coming soon as new wheeled recycling carts will begin arriving at south Arlington homes on May 20. Using the 65-gallon carts will be the sole way that residents can take part in the city’s curbside recycling program. Residents should begin using the new carts as soon as they receive them. City officials said the carts will be dispersed in the southern part of the city first and would continue north throughout June. The new carts will be dropped off along the street at the curb. The carts are for recycled material only and not Read more…

Be a Part of the Solution… Become an Arlington Master Composter

In response to the need to keep yard trimmings out of our landfill, the City of Arlington in partnership with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, is offering a master composter Training Program for its citizens March 1 & 2 . This program, designed to train and recruit local volunteers who will promote backyard composting and yard waste reduction in their own neighborhoods, is open to anyone interested in learning how to compost in their own backyard. Click here to learn more and register View March 1 event in calendar View March 2 event in calendar

Recycling… Do Your Part With the Cart

City officials are working over the next few months to roll out automated recycling collection. Starting this summer wheeled recycling carts will take the place of traditional open-top bins that residents currently use for curbside recycling. The infrastructure for automated recycling will be developed, new trucks will be ordered and employees trained on how to operate them throughout the spring. The carts will be delivered to residents in June. The 65-gallon carts will be serviced using trucks with robotic arms that lift and dump the containers overhead. When collection using the new carts begins, the current bins will no longer Read more…