Posted on: October 10, 2017

Home Chemical Collection, Electronics Recycling Oct. 28

Collection of auto battery, tires and other items considered hazardous household waste.

Residents who have unused household chemicals can participate in a special collection event for these materials to be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Briery Municipal Complex, 128 N. Briery Road.

A voucher is required; request one by contacting Solid ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Learn the Finer Points of Floral Design

Gardening implements - boots, rake and gloves - among flowers in a garden.

Elements to give an arrangement texture, line and color can be gathered from any garden or from along the roadside. Join the Irving Think Green Be Green team for "Floral Designs from Your Garden," 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at West Irving Library, 4...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back Oct. 28

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back April 29

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 28:

  • Irving Police Department parking lot, 305 N...
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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Avoid Harsh Chemicals in Household Cleaners

Vinegar, salt and lemon are all examples of alternative household cleaners.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that many household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde and harsh acids. But switching to environmentally friendly household cleaners can help eliminate toxins from a...

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Posted on: September 28, 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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