News Archive

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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Lawn Watering Update
November 4, 2014  Garland extends once a week watering through the end of November. Water customers may continue to water their lawns with sprinklers on their designated garbage pickup day.
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Garland Home Recevies Housing Innovation Award
October 23, 2014  Garland is home to a national role model for energy efficiency. A 1953 home in Garland’s English Estates neighborhood is the first to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program as a high performance certified retrofit.
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Look for New Activities at Healthy Living Expo 2014
September 26, 2014  If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and efficient lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo! This year's Expo includes several new features, such as the Stop & Learn sessions, which will be presented at various exhibitor booths throughout the event. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
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Healthy Living Expo 2014: Healthy You Activities
September 18, 2014  Flu shots, health screenings and much more are available at Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo. “Healthy You” exhibitors will offer a variety of free health screenings, including vision, hearing, bone density, blood pressure, cholesterol and more.

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Weekly Lawn Watering Resumes
August 29, 2014  Effective Sept. 1, Garland Water Utilities customers will be allowed to water their lawns with sprinklers or irrigation systems one day a week through the end of October. Customers will be allowed to water their lawn on their designated garbage collection day.
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Healthy Living Expo 2014 - Sept. 27
August 22, 2014  If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and efficient lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo.
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Register for the H20 5K
August 18, 2014  This year's Healthy Living Expo will once again feature the H20 5K race. Registration is now open!
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Lawn Watering Restrictions Continue
July 24, 2014  Due to limited water supplies, the City of Garland is operating under Stage 3 watering restrictions. Irrigation of landscapes with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems will be limited to one day every other week based on your Recycling Schedule.
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July/August Garland City Press Available
June 27, 2014  The July/August edition of the Garland City Press is on its way to your mailbox and available online. This edition contains a special four-page insert – the City’s annual water quality report. Check it out!
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Garland Conducts Community Health Survey
May 2, 2014  The Garland Health Department needs public input as part of its Comprehensive Community Health Assessment. Public input can be provided through an online or paper survey until June 30, 2014.
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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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Trout Lily Tour
February 3, 2014  The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest will host the Annual Trout Lily Tour on Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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GP&L's EnergySaver Program Supports Solar Panel Installation
January 29, 2014  Garland Power & Light customers interested in installing solar photovoltaic panels should check out the new Solar Program offered through the EnergySaver Program.
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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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Grease Disposal Available for Garland Residents
November 26, 2013  Proper disposal of cooking grease is important for health of your family, your home plumbing and the environment.
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Beware of Utility Scams
November 22, 2013  Garland residents have made the City aware of numerous utility bill payment scams in our community. These scams are similar to many being reported nationwide.
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Stage 3 Watering Schedules Change Nov. 1
October 31, 2013 

Effective Nov. 1, Garland residents and businesses will be allowed to water their lawns one day every other week based on their recycling collection schedule. Businesses will base their watering day on the recycling schedule that coincides with their specific location.


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"Tree Power" Giveaway - Nov. 2
October 24, 2013  The "Tree Power" Free Tree program teams Garland Power & Light with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department to provide a free tree for Garland residents in an effort to conserve energy and beautify the community.
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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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Heatlhy Living Expo: Healthy You Activities
September 18, 2013  Flu shots, health screenings and much more are available at Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center.
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Healthy Living Expo 2013: Recycle Row & Healthy Earth Activities
September 16, 2013  If you’re looking for a chance to recycle or donate unused goods, be sure to come to Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center.
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Register for the H20 5K!
September 12, 2013  Garland's Healthy Living Expo on Sept. 21 includes the H20 5K.
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Healthy Living Expo: Youth Heart Screenings
September 12, 2013  Garland's Healthy Living Expo on Sept. 21 will include heart screenings for young people ages 12-22.
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Garland's Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Gold Award
August 21, 2013  Garland Water Utilities received a Gold Peak Performance Award for the outstanding compliance records of its wastewater treatment plan.
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Healthy Living Expo 2013
August 2, 2013  If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
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City of Garland Changes Stage 3 Watering Schedule Effective Immediately
July 8, 2013  Watering will be limited to once per week based on residential trash pickup schedule.
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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.

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