The City of Irving Solid Waste Services Department is experiencing a staffing shortage that has impacted all collection services, including trash, brush and bulk, as well as recycling collection. The city’s staffing issues correlate with a depleted workforce affecting markets and economies throughout the United States. Irving is proactively recruiting to fill the necessary positions to maintain the high level of solid waste collection services residents have come to expect; however, at this point, the team does not have the people available to keep up with the demand. The recent winter storm and resulting brush and bulk debris have compounded the issue.
As Memorial Day weekend nears, the city understands that many residents may be planning get togethers with friends and family. Residents are encouraged to either:
- Store recycling materials until next week’s collection day, or
- Drop-off recyclables at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 101 E. Hunter Ferrell Road. The landfill is open 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday (closed Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday). The landfill is available for City of Irving residents only, and individuals are required to show proof of residency.
The city recognizes that this is not an ideal solution, but would rather be transparent about the issue so residents can adjust and enjoy the holiday weekend. Thank you for your patience and understanding while the department works to resume normal operations as soon as possible.
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