The city leadership of Irving is actively engaged in updating the solid waste ordinance with the aim of enhancing waste collection services for residents. The revisions, in line with current guidelines established in October 2022, seek to standardize the existing collection model, benefiting both solid waste team members and residents. The revised solid waste ordinance is anticipated to go into effect in late summer or early fall.
The proposed ordinance revisions include various updates to address existing concerns and optimize waste management practices. Notable changes involve setting weight and quantity limits for trash bags to streamline the collection process. Specific guidelines will be provided for the times at which waste materials should be placed out for collection, and all bags must be tied or securely closed to prevent accidental littering.
Additionally, the revised ordinance will allow an unlimited number of leaf and grass clipping bags for residents, but hired landscapers and tree trimmers will be responsible for disposing of their generated waste.
To involve the community in the process, public readings of the proposed ordinance revisions are scheduled during the City Council meetings on August 3 and August 31 at 7 p.m. at Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Following approval by the City Council, a comprehensive overview of the solid waste ordinance will be shared with the public to ensure transparency.
The updated ordinance is intended to provide structure to waste collection services and address concerns raised by residents. However, it will not impact ongoing discussions about the future solid waste collection model, which will be determined after the completion of the professional municipal solid waste collection study and rate analysis next year.