Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
America Recycles Day Wrap-up
Keep Fort Worth Beautiful hosted America Recycles Day (formerly Shred Day) Nov. 17 to raise awareness of common household items that do not belong in a landfill.
The event encouraged people to bring in paper for secure destruction and recycling, batteries, light bulbs, tires, electronics and other household items. Compost bins also were sold for people looking to keep even more waste out of the landfill.
More than 1,300 Fort Worth households participated and, when the last trailer drove off, here's what was collected:
- 61,840 pounds of paper
- 300 tires
- Three 32-foot trailers full of electronics and household items
- 450 pounds of flourescent light bulbs
- 1,950 pounds of household batteries
- 2,800 pounds of lead-acid batteries
Thanks to all who participated. Watch the Keep Fort Worth Beautiful web page to learn more about future events like this one.
Fort Worth Bike to Work Day
Join Mayor Betsy Price and other officials for National Bike to Work Day May 18. The City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) invite cyclists to join one an organized, group routes or ride to work on their own. Watch the BikeFW website for more information.
Water Saving Seminars
The City of Fort Worth is hosting a series of water saving seminars this spring and summer at Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave. 76104. View the seminar schedule and pre-register (required) for the free seminars.
- Adopt-a-Street, Park, Spot or Median: Contact Cindy Brooks to find out more or start the adoption process.
- Graffiti Abatement: Visit the Graffiti Abatement website to learn more.
- Arbor Day, Free Trees and Heritage Trees: Visit the Forestry Section for more information
- Environmental Education: Visit the Neighborhoods website.
- Special Event Recycling: Email EventRecycling@FortWorthTexas.gov to check out recycling bins for special events.
Help fund Keep Fort Worth Beautiful events and efforts to make Cowtown a clean place to live.