Written by Phil Cerroni
December 22 from Noon to 5 p.m.
Free Gift Wrapping
The Irving Public Library will sponsor holiday gift wrapping services provided by the Young Adult Action Council and student volunteers with the All Wrapped Up program. Take some of the hassle out of holiday preparations by bringing gifts to the Central Library. Gift wrapping service is limited to 10 items per person and will be available while supplies last. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Gift wrapping for oversized items will not be available.
December 22 thru January 2
Pet Fostering Opportunities
Hundreds of homeless dogs and cats are in need of a loving family this holiday season. The Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane, is offering pet fostering opportunities. Following the fostering period, families have the option of adopting a pet for the normal fee. For more information, call 972-721-7788 or 972-721-2256.
December 27 thru January 8
Christmas Tree Roundup
Trees will be collected as a regular part of Irving’s weekly brush/bulky waste pick-up. Weekly brush/bulky waste collection is offered the same day as curbside recycling. To find out more about curbside recycling and weekly brush/bulky waste collection, call 972721-8059. Christmas trees also will be accepted at the following locations Dec. 22-Jan. 6:
Cottonwood Park, 4051 N. Story Road
Southwest Park, 2800 Shady Grove Road
Drop-Off Recycling Center, 8555 Home Depot Drive (east corner of The Home Depot parking lot)
Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 220 W. Hunter Ferrell Road
(7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1)
Whether trees are recycled at curbside or at drop-off locations, residents must remove all obstructions such as tree stands, lights, tinsel, nails and ornaments. Plastic bags covering the tree also must be removed. All trees collected as part of this program will be mulched and made available for a nominal fee at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill. Call (972) 721-7322 for details.