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For those of you who think that misusing recycling blue bins is a good idea, think again. Willie Bote has informants all around town who report residents that are not following recycling instructions properly.
Use your blue bin the right way so that your neighbors don’t report this behavior to Willie Bote, our environmentally friendly mascot.
Check the list before placing items into the bins.
Evergreen trees that brought joy and the fresh smell of Christmas to your home last December found a new life and new purpose when they were ground into mulch earlier this year. The City of Laredo received a total of 11.56 tons of Christmas trees, which were turned into wood-chip mulch that is available to residents free of charge at the Landfill.
Now is the perfect time to apply mulch in your gardens or on pathways. In the spring, mulch acts as an insulator, allowing the soil to warm gradually. Mulch reduces evaporation, keeping moisture near the roots of your plants. Mulch also slows or prevents weed growth. Don’t use too much mulch; 2 to 4 inches is all you need, and be sure to keep it several inches away from tree trunks.
Mulch is available Monday through Saturday at the Landfill, which is located at 6912 Highway 359.