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Green Tips for the Holiday Season
November 25, 2014  During the holidays, most people are careful about their waistlines—but what can be done about the city’s waste line? To reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfill during the holidays, keep these 10 simple tips in mind.
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Electronics Collection & Document Shredding Event
March 28, 2014  In celebration of Earth Day, Environmental Waste Services will host an electronics collection and paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon April 26. The event will be held in the parking lot north of the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
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Garland Hosts "Trash-Off" on March 29
March 4, 2014  Help clean up unsightly litter that lines roadways, waterways, and vacant lots by participating in the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off on March 29.
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Free Composting/Gardening Class Feb. 22
February 12, 2014  Don't bag your leaves. Compost them! Learn more about it at a free class on Feb. 22.
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Brush & Bulky Collection Back to Normal Schedule
January 27, 2014  Environmental Waste Services announces that its weekly brush and bulky goods collection service will return to regular Tuesday through Friday collection schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
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Storm Debris Collection Update
December 19, 2013  Due to the damage to trees and vegetation caused by the recent winter storm, Environmental Waste Services will not be able to pick up all the tree limbs and other excessive brush on the regular collection schedule.
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Brush Collection Update for Saturday and Monday
December 14, 2013  EWS brush collection update for Saturday, Dec. 14 and Monday, Dec. 16.
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Phase 2 Automated Collection Recycling Begins for 12,500 Residents
October 9, 2013  More residents are able to use the new blue 96-gallon recycling carts.
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Brush Collection Update - Friday
August 23, 2013  Environmental Waste Services brush collection crews will complete Thursday routes on Friday morning and will work Saturday, if necessary, to complete Friday routes.

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Look for New Recycling Containers in Selected Areas
June 8, 2012  The wait is over for many Garland residents who will be among the first to receive their new blue automated recycling containers.
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City to Provide Improved Recycling Services in June
April 12, 2012  Residents will soon benefit from a convenient, easy way to recycle materials in Garland....
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Important Reminder!
March 23, 2012  Updated and improved routes for residential trash, recycling, and brush and bulky goods pickup has resulted in some missed collections. Environmental Waste Services reminds everyone to place their items at the collection point no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day!
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Garland’s Route Optimization Program Kicks Off March 6
March 6, 2012  This week marks the beginning of the Route Optimization Program, an initiative to improve operating efficiencies in the Environmental Waste Services (EWS) Department.
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Route Changes to Improve Solid Waste Collection Service
February 22, 2012  To improve operating efficiencies, Environmental Waste Services (EWS) will roll out a new Collection Route Optimization Program the week of March 6-9.
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Free Composting Class Set for March 24
February 20, 2012  Environmental Waste Services will host its spring Compost 101 class from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 24 at 1434 Commerce Street.
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Operating Schedule Changes at Garland Transfer Station
January 24, 2012  With the re-opening of the Transfer Station, located at 1434 Commerce St., Environmental Waste Services announces that the disposal facility’s new operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Saturdays.

EWS Wins State Recycling Award
December 7, 2011  The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) has honored the Environmental Waste Services Department with its 2011 Environmental Leadership Award for having the outstanding solid waste program in the state.
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