Each year, volunteers join together through various program and events to help make Richardson a better place to live, work and play. One way Richardson’s business community makes the city better is through the Corporate Cleanup Program. The clean-ups are facilitated by the Health Department, which has a number of ways to help businesses, nonprofit organizations and other groups spruce up the City.
The program is a great way for groups to get out and contribute to the community by improving the quality of the environment. The cumulative effect of everyone’s contribution makes a real difference.
Interested groups can clean up an area near their office/school/neighborhood or the Health Department can recommend an area where windblown and waterborne trash tends to accumulate. These areas include utility and railroad right-of-ways, creek drainage areas, and areas near sidewalks and trails. The areas can be divided into sections to accommodate the size of the group or the amount of time to be spent on the clean-up event. One such company that took part in the program was NICE, which picked up litter in the Galatyn Woodland Preserve in May 2017.
Once a group decides it wants to help, the Health Department will supply trash and recycling bags, vinyl gloves, and trash tongs free of charge. Filled trash bags can be left in one pile at the clean-up site and a city crew will pick them up.
For more information on scheduling a clean-up, contact the Health Department at 972-744-4080.