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Public Education and Outreach


  • Composting 101 - offered once a year: Learn how to keep your yard trimmings and other organic materials from ending up in the landfill, while producing a beneficial soil amendment for all your gardening needs. Check the Garland City Press and social media for dates when this program is scheduled in the summer.
  • Transfer Station/Recycling Center Tours: Come learn about where your trash and recycling materials go after they leave your curb.  Class tours include a PowerPoint presentation on waste diversion and the history of Garland's recycling program.  To schedule a tour, please email EWSCustomerService@garlandtx.gov
  • Trash Bash: In conjunction with Keep Garland Beautiful, The EWS team presents the annual Trash Bash, held in the fall.  Come make a difference in your community, learn the effects of trash on our environment, the importance of recycling, and how to use our resources wisely. Check the Garland City Press and social media for announcements on this event.

Recycling Crafts

Recycled Toilet Paper Bat
download instructions here