FARMERS BRANCH ~ Responding to a recommendation from a citizen committee as well as repeated requests through the years, a new residential recycling program will begin in Farmers Branch this spring at no additional cost to residents.
A calendar for rollout of the new recycling service has been announced, along with a new web page to provide detailed information to residents.
New, 95-gallon rolling containers for recyclable materials will be delivered to residents, starting the week of March 21. Anyone wishing to decline participation in the program has until February 26 to opt out of receiving a recycling cart.
Curbside recycling service will begin the week of April 4.
"Wherever residents currently place trash out for collection will be where the recycling cart will also be placed," said Farmers Branch Environmental Health Manager Shane Davis. "If their trash is collected in the alley, that's where recycling will also be picked up. If collected on the street, recycling will be picked up on the street."
Under the City's new solid waste contract with Community Waste Disposal, current trash service days and location of pickup will not change.
Also, Green Grabber bulk pickup service will not change. However, the City will no longer provide paper bags to residents. Paper or plastic sacks will be acceptable for trash collection and can be purchased at most grocery or hardware stores.
Plastic containers (numbers 1 thru 5 & 7)
Aluminum, steel and tin containers
Glass bottles & containers Corrugated cardboard & boxboard & mixed paper
Paper towels, facial & toilet tissue
Plastic bags & packaging
Wax coated paper drink containers
Food & wet waste paper
Plastic & styrofoam serving items
Grass clippings and shredded paper
Fill out the form @ fbrecycles.com
Call 972.919.2597 with your name, address & phone number
Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address & phone number
Come by City Hall with your name, address & phone number
Use the prepaid postcard coming in your February mail
Deadline is February 26.