Posted on: January 3, 2015

Plano City News - The Wheels on the Truck Go... Right Back to Recycling

Jan 17 Plano City News

Get your recycling ready for collection, share old photos for the Downtown Plano Mural Project, register for Master Compost Training and become an American citizen in this edition of Plano City News.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allow for certain homemade goods to be sold.

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Plano Resumes Recycling Program

The City of Plano resumed processing recyclables on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Republic Services is using a temporary site. By resuming processing, the City will prevent approximately 90 tons a day of materials from going to the landfill.

Republic Services notified the City it will use the temporary site until a permanent solution can be found.


Posted on: December 30, 2016

Turn Cardboard Boxes into Texas Pure Products

Residents wishing to recycle cardboard only, can drop off boxes at the Texas Pure Products location at 9901 Custer Road. They will accept cardboard free of plastic, Styrofoam, packing materials, etc. Only clean cardboard will be accepted.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Four Cities Unite to Request Water Rate Relief

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Get the scoop on Trash & Recycling Schedule Changes for the New Year

Some changes to the trash and recycling schedules are coming in January. Watch for cart tags beginning next week. If you are not impacted, you will not receive a cart tag.

About 9,700 of Plano’s 72,000 residential homes will be affected. Basic information was included the December Live Green in Plano newsletter mailer. Because the new year is a busy time, we want to make sure you know your new collection days.

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Are You Ready for Freezing Temperatures?

Winter has arrived. Prepare for freezing temperatures with tips from our Emergency Management team on the severe weather webpage. Learn how to assemble an emergency kit her too.

When the ice and snow arrive, neighborhood streets can get very scary. Take your time and drive with extra caution. City street sanding efforts focus on major thoroughfares at bridges, intersections and overpasses where we can do the most good with our re...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Could You Use a Freeze Sensor Rebate?

Leaving your lawn sprinkler system running during freezing temperatures can add to the dangers of icy sidewalks and streets. Please check your rain/freeze sensor before the cold weather arrives. Does your home's rain/freeze sensor needs to be replaced?

If your home's rain/freeze sensor needs to be replaced, you may be eligible for a $50 rebate (or more if installed by a licensed irrigation professional). Rebate money is credited to your water bill. Find the sensor rebate application, along with...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Explore Your City through Map It Plano

Experience our newest generation of interactive maps, Map It Plano, on plano.gov. We've upgraded to ArcGIS Online for more intuitive navigation and enhanced features.

Map It Plano embraces Google-like display and Story Maps to tell our City's story with photos and narration linked to an interactive map (go inside the  Heritage Resource Story Map). Old favorites are still available to help you locate an apartm...

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Plan the Perfect Party with a Sustainable Twist

Environmental Education Center

Find the perfect rental for your holiday party in Plano! The City of Plano offers several convenient and affordable options.

The Environmental Education Center is our only sustainability-focused option. This Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-certified building is surrounded by beautifully-landscaped grounds and an outdoor patio area perfect for relax...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Planning a Neighborhood Party?

Neighborhood Party

Long before you book the band or set the menu for your neighborhood block party, take a gander at the Block Parties in Plano webpage.

Along with learning about the rules and permits required, reserve the City's Pop-Up Party Trailer for FREE. The Party Trailer is equipped with tables, chairs, ice chests, water coolers, trash and recycling cans, cones and barricades, and party games to ma...Read on...