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Plastic Waste & Litter

Trash that blocks storm drains can cause street flooding and all of this trash makes it way to our creeks & lakes.  Keep trash out of the street & parking lots by doing these simple things:

  • Reduce the number of bottles and plastic bags you use.
  • Utilize reusable water bottles instead of disposable bottles.
  • Keep reusable bags in your car for shopping.
  • Recycle plastic bottles.
  • Pick up all trash that you drop and any trash that is on your property!
  • Cigarette butts are still the number one item found in our waterways.  Do not throw butts in the street, parking lot, grass, etc...  Utilize a butt bucket or similar to keep your butts contained and easy to dispose in the trash.
  • Volunteer at a Keep Garland Beautiful clean-up event.
  • Do you need a reusable shopping bag or butt bucket?  Drop by 800 Main Street - 3rd floor, Garland (during regular business hours) with ID that shows you are a Garland resident and we will be happy to provide one.  Limit of two bags and butt buckets per address.