What would you do if you woke up one morning and suddenly found that the garbage truck didn’t come by to pick up your trash? As you wander out to the curb, you see that other neighbors are wondering the same thing. As the days and weeks go by, the garbage service never appears and the piles of trash bags continue to accumulate on street corners, driveways, and other abandoned areas across the city. Local government officials claim that there simply is not any more space in the local landfill, and they have yet to come up with a viable alternative.
Most people in Lewisville, Texas, as in every part of the country, are entirely reliant on the regular trash pickup services that the local government offers. If that service were to be suspended, even for a brief amount of time, a serious public health crisis would most likely ensue. Though the imagined scenario above is fortunately not likely to occur, it is important for every resident and business in the Lewisville area to take the time to think about where our trash eventually ends up.
The Landfill Closure in Lewisville
According to a 2019 report, the DFW Landfill in Lewisville, which was built in 1972 and operated for over 47 years, is expected to reach capacity sometime in the next three years. Though the landfill was able to operate for several years longer than expected due to careful planning, increased recycling rates, and other landfill diversion programs, it is inevitably close to filling up and shutting down. In 2018 alone, around 1.56 million tons of waste was brought to DFW landfill in Lewisville.
To deal with the impending closure, the company that operates that landfill has begun to notify towns around the Dallas area that they will no longer be able to accept their trash. This issue obviously challenges local towns like Lewisville to develop long-term contingency plans for how to deal with their waste streams in the future.
Greta Calvery is the senior public affairs manager for Waste Management, the company that operates the Lewisville landfill. In an interview with NBC Dallas Fort Worth, Calvery says that “if people recycled properly all of the acceptable materials in their curbside and community programs, waste would be drastically reduced. Other options for further reduction include composting yard waste, brush, and other organic materials and simply buying more responsibly.”
What You Can Do to Reduce the Negative Environmental Impacts of your Trash
Every resident of Lewisville has a responsibility in limiting our waste streams. Not only does this help to reduce pressure on our already-overburdened landfills and waste disposal sites, but it can also play a role in reducing our carbon footprint. For example, making an effort to compost yard waste and other organic materials, instead of sending them to the local landfill, can greatly reduce the amount of methane emissions that occur via landfill gas. Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gasses, and is at least 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide at causing global warming. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States, accounting for approximately 15.1 percent of these emissions in 2019.” As an added benefit, composting your organic waste will also give you a steady supply of organic fertilizer for your flower or vegetable garden.
Another strategy for residents and businesses of Lewisville to reduce their waste stream is to simply participate in the established recycling programs. Unfortunately, many people and businesses simply do not know how to correctly separate their trash, and this results in increased operating costs that hinder the program. According to a recent statement from The City of Lewisville:
“A successful recycling program diverts materials away from landfills, extending the life of landfills and reducing the waste stream. In past years, the City received a rebate from recyclable materials that helped offset the cost of curbside recycling for residences. That no longer is the case and the cost of the program continues to increase for the City and for residents. One of the biggest factors in Lewisville’s increased cost is contamination, which happens when regular trash is mixed in with recyclable materials or when people mistakenly attempt to recycle items that are not recyclable. Reducing contamination could help reduce the cost of the recycling program and make the program more effective.”
Thus, educating yourself on how to correctly separate your regular trash and your recyclables can help to improve the efficiency of the city-wide recycling program.
Lastly, working with the best junk hauling Lewisville companies that have a proven and established “green” ethic is another way to reduce the negative effects of your junk. Junk King of Dallas Mid Cities knows that even when you make a sincere effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, there are times when excess junk inevitably piles up around your home or business. Our team will get any size junk removal job done while making sure all your junk gets disposed of properly and safely. We have long-standing relationships with local recyclers, donation shops and nonprofit organizations so all items either get recycled, repurposed or donated giving them a chance to have another life. We are proud to say that at least 60 percent (and often more) of the junk that we pick up is diverted from our area landfill.
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- Flower Mound
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How to Contact and Hire Junk King of Dallas Mid Cities
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