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As residents prepare to recycle their holiday boxes and discard their trash, it is important for the public to be aware that the collection schedule has changed for the holidays. For the first time in several years, only Friday customers will be impacted by the holiday service schedule change. Those residents will need to roll their garbage and recycling carts out two days early, on Wednesday instead of New Year’s Day.

“The last time this schedule was in place during a holiday was in 2009,” said Sanitation Services Coordinator Murray Myers. “We want to ensure that the public is aware of the changes so they don’t have their roll carts left on the curb for an extended period of time.” 

No garbage, recycling or brush/bulk trash collections will take place on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Transfer Stations, McCommas Bluff Landfill and Sanitation Administrative Offices will also be closed.
Sanitation Services is also partnering with Home Depot to accept and recycle Christmas trees. Residents can drop off Christmas trees at their neighborhood Home Depot after removing all tinsel, ornaments, lights, nails and stand.


Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has unveiled a new version of the Official DFW Airport Mobile App that will provide live turn-by-turn directions to any location across the airport’s five terminals. The mobile app also guides users quickly and easily to the airport information they need such as flight information, parking and services, and by placing that information within easy access.

The mobile app’s new navigation feature gives customers real-time directions on how to get to specific places such as restaurants and shops, and guides them on their way to the desired location. The navigation functionality and its interactive map can be easily accessed and includes search capabilities to allow customers to find places they specifically want or explore locations whether nearby or across the airport.

Developed by DFW Airport together with Amsterdam-based airport app specialist M2mobi, the robust mobile app is designed to reduce the stress of the traveler. This is accomplished by focusing on the traveler’s basic needs through the intuitive way-finding functionalities, interactive maps, personalized flight information and simple yet powerful search capabilities.

The mobile app is available in English and Spanish and plans are already in place to continuously improve the app, with M2mobi releasing regular updates and responding to customer feedback. M2mobi has previously created apps for Schiphol, Paris and Dubai airports.

The mobile app is available as a free download for Apple iOS through iTunes and Android through the Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.


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