In conjunction with Earth Day, on April 22 the City of Richardson will promote living green and recycling in the community by making residential recycling more convenient than ever before. On Earth Day, Richardson residents may redeem their “blue bag letter” for two rolls of blue bags at one of three designated locations. Additionally, residents will be able to pick up a free roll of blue bags at the following locations, which include extended hours:
- City Hall (411. W. Arapaho Rd.) from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Huffhines Recreation Center (200 N. Plano Rd.) from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Fire Station #6 (3591 Park Vista Rd.) from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Earth Day is also a great day for residents to download the MyRichardson App to their smartphones if they haven’t already. This app allows users to report issues, request Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC) service, and keep up to date with the latest news. The application also uses the address the user enters to give specific water, trash and recycling days.
The City’s goal is to increase awareness of recycling programs offered by the City and to increase the amount of material that is diverted from landfills for recycling.
“This is a high priority for the City Council, and everything we can do to increase the amount we recycle makes the community, the region and the world a greener place,” said Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka. “Through large national efforts like Earth Day to events of our own like Trash Bash in the spring, we are working to improve the environmental sustainability of the Richardson community.”
Richardson has increased recycling at major community events such as Wildflower! Richardson’s Arts & Music Festival, Cottonwood Art Festival and Huffhines Art Trails. The City held its largest-ever Trash Bash event last year and works with both community organizations and corporate partners to promote recycling and environmental stewardship.
About Earth Day
Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series of environmental activities throughout the month of April.
About the City of Richardson
Known globally for its high-tech business leadership, the City of Richardson also offers a high quality of life, diverse array of neighborhoods, convenient Metroplex location, multi-modal transportation infrastructure and outstanding City services. Richardson has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top places to live and work by the national media, and the City remains dedicated to continuous improvement, as well as to the principles of open government and two-way communications with residents. To learn more, visit www.cor.net.