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Public Education and Outreach

Environmental Waste Services is hosting a curbside recycling drop-off event in recognition of Earth Day. Residents may recycle items not normally accepted as part of the residential recycling program.

ECS Refining is providing e-waste recycling services,  collecting electronic devices including computers, televisions, cell phones and video game systems (devices containing data will be shredded at ECS’s secure facility), Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Alliance Document Shredding will destroy documents. Great for cleaning up after tax time.

Batteries and Bulbs will collect your old batteries and bulbs.

For additional information on this event, please contact Environmental Waste Services at etimby@garlandtx.gov or call 972-205-3761.

Outreach Events

  • Composting 101 - offered once a year: Learn how to keep your yard trimmings and other organic materials from ending up in the landfill, while producing a beneficial soil amendment for all your gardening needs. Check the Garland City Press and social media for dates when this program is scheduled in the summer.
  • Transfer Station/Recycling Center Tours: Come learn about where your trash and recycling materials go after they leave your curb.  Class tours include a PowerPoint presentation on waste diversion and the history of Garland's recycling program.  To schedule a tour, please email EWSCustomerService@garlandtx.gov
  • 2016 Trash Bash: In conjunction with Keep Garland Beautiful, The EWS team presents the annual Trash Bash, held in the fall.  Come make a difference in your community, learn the effects of trash on our environment, the importance of recycling, and how to use our resources wisely. Check the Garland City Press and social media for announcements on this event.