The City of Irving is committed to being an environmentally sustainable community by providing the leadership to conserve, protect and improve the environment for the benefit of our citizens. The City of Irving will integrate sustainable social, economic and environmental objectives into decision-making processes to maintain high standards of living, social harmony and environmental quality.
- Air Quality
- Energy Conservation
- Green Building & LEED
- Reduction Recycling & Reuse
- Water Conservation & Quality
Air quality is important to our health and to the sustainability of our city. The Dallas/Fort Worth area's air quality does not meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for ozone and on some days, is unhealthy for youth and elderly who are outdoors for prolonged periods. About 75 percent of the pollutants that cause our unhealthy air quality come from on-road sources. Help improve the quality of life in Irving by learning about mass transit, rideshare and how you can help reduce ozone.
Air Quality Facts
Air Quality Initiatives
- Ozone Season Program | View 2009 Presentation (PDF)
Air Quality Links
Energy Conservation Initiatives
- Motion sensor lighting installations throughout city.
- Energy misers in vending machines.
- Installation of 34 solar lights on school crossing signs.
- Emergency Management utilizes dual-powered generators.
- Nine solar-powered emergency activation sirens.
The functions of the Solid Waste Services Department include administration of solid waste collection and disposal services including residential waste collections, curbside recycling, brush and bulky waste collections, special waste collections and operation of a municipal solid waste landfill.