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Make Mulch, Not Trash
Mulching and composting provide nutrients needed for a healthy lawn. You'll save time and money by reducing fertilizer use in your yard and not need to buy bags to dispose of the trimmings.

Grass clippings can be left on your lawn—they'll break down quickly. Leaves can be shredded (with a mulching lawnmower or your regular lawnmower) and mulched. If you have a compost pile or bin, grass and leaves can be added to help your whole garden. Learn More

Trash Bash
This popular yearly event brings interested neighborhood groups, civic organizations, and individuals together to de-litter areas of Richardson. The groups meet at their designated area the morning of the event and begin cleaning. At 11:00, the groups meet at City Hall for the after-cleanup festivities. Lunch is provided and participates can take part in door prizes, a jazz band, exhibitors and a children's area.

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Corporate Environmental Partnership Program
Businesses, organizations and other groups can help keep Richardson clean through the Health Department’s Corporate Environmental Partnership Program. Parties can clean up an area near their office/school/neighborhood, or the Health Department can recommend an area where windblown and waterborne trash tends to accumulate. The Department can supply trash and recycling bags, vinyl gloves, and trash tongs free of charge. Filled trash bags can be left in one pile at the clean-up site and a city crew will pick them up.

For more information on scheduling a clean-up, contact the Health Department at 972-744-4080.

For more information, please contact Taylor Lough.
972-744-4208  |
Last updated: 7/17/2017 3:06:47 PM