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Solar-Powered Trash & Recycling Bins Installed

Imagine trash and recycling bins that use power from the sun to compact and will give staff a ‘call’ to let them know when they’re full. Well, if you’re in the City of Denton you don’t have to imagine.

05/17/2012

Hundreds of recycled plastic water bottles are piled up. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mesquite School Named Best Recycling School In Texas

Sam Rutherford Elementary School is one of the top recycling schools in the country.

02/26/2012

Lead Emissions Fight In Frisco Resumes Tuesday

Frisco city staffers are recommending the planning and zoning commission deny two plans for Exide’s battery recycling plant.

02/13/2012

Discarded cell phones fill a basket. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Half A Billion Old U.S. Cell Phones Could Be Recycled

I bet somewhere in your house is an old, unused cell phone. It is estimated that half a billion retired cell phones are just sitting around in the U.S. alone. They’re phones that could be recycled.

01/19/2012

Broken bottles sit in a cage after being recycled. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Company Has Many Uses For Recycled Glass

Recycled glass is a nightmare — it’s heavy, breakable and not very valuable. But a company in Texas has found a way to make good use of recycled glass.

01/13/2012

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Fort Worth Recycling City Recycling Program

Fort Worth has expanded its recycling program to Fort Woof — and not just the dog park but all of Gateway Park surrounding it.

11/16/2011

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Dallas Council May Update City’s Long-Term Water Plan

Water availability is on the minds of the City Council: During Wednesday’s briefing, they’ll begin looking at updating the city’s long-range water plans with new reservoirs and conservation efforts.

10/31/2011

Bails of cardboard and aluminum cans are seen next to each other at a waste recycling facility. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Recycling Effort Increased By Letting Trash Comingle

If you’re one of those people who don’t think recycling is sexy the industry has a buzzword just for you – ‘commingling’. More and more folks are doing it, with the goal of diminishing the garbage stream.

10/06/2011

An American Airlines jet lands on May 28, 2009 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

American Airlines Steps Up Recycling Efforts

Just last year, American Airlines flight attendants raised $90,000 for charity by recycling aluminum cans used by airline passengers.

09/29/2011

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Hurst Unveils Recycling Incentive Initiative For Residents

As a mother of two, Amy Bilbo and her family can accumulate a lot of trash in a week’s time, but most of what they throw out doesn’t end up in a landfill. Thanks to a new recycling initiative in the city of Hurst, the family is recycling much more.

09/12/2011

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Dallas Leads The Way With Food & Drink Carton Recycling

If you live in the city of Dallas, there is now less to think about when sorting the trash for recycling. The city announced Thursday that cartons, which previously held food or drinks, are now okay to put in recycling bins.

09/08/2011

Hundreds of recycled plastic water bottles are piled up. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Seeing Green… Through Trash

Fort Worth’s ongoing deep budget cuts are starting to mean big problems for the city’s code compliance department and the animal control agency its responsible for. The department desperately needed money to keep up with citizen calls. So where did it turn? Garbage.

06/02/2011

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