How You Can Go Green


Go Green in Your Community

Go Green at Home

  • Participate in the curbside recycling program.
  • Learn how to harvest rainwater.
  • Follow city guidelines when disposing of household hazardous waste and prescription drugs.
  • Use the Recycling Resource Guide for help on knowing where to recycle special items.

Go Green in Your Yard

  • Clear pet waste.
  • Learn the right way to fertilize your lawn.
  • Learn how to protect Grand Prairie's waterways.
  • Become a Master Composter.
  • Follow the "Don't Bag It" lawn care plan.

Go Green at Work

  • Carpool to work (consider using the Park and Ride located off I-30 and Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie).
  • Make sure your Grand Prairie workplace is signed up to participate in the curbside recycling for commercial bag customers.
  • Replace standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, recycle toner cartridges and printer paper, set printer settings to double-sided when appropriate, print draft documents on scratch paper.

Go Green on the Roads

  • Carpool when possible.
  • Purchase a full smart car.
  • Inflate car tires to right pressure.
  • Change your air filter.
  • Turn off your engine rather than allowing your vehicle to idle.
  • Use cruise control.
  • Wash your car at commercial car washes that recycle water.
  • Don't top off your gas tank.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

  • Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful programs
  • Report Illegal Dumping - Have you witnessed illegal dumping in the City of Grand Prairie or know of a location where illegal dumping has occurred? Please
    call the Illegal Dumping Hotline at 972-237-8064 or visit the City's Code Enforcement page.
  • Environmental Collection Center - Go to the ECC to drop off your household hazardous waste (HHW) if you can't make it to our HHW events.
  • City of Grand Prairie Environmental Services Department - For more information on environmental-related volunteer opportunities, check out the Environmental Services Web page.

State of Texas Volunteer Programs

National Volunteer Programs