Win a Tablet | Save Money, Plant a Tree | Prevent Thanksgiving Food Waste | Getting Rid of Stuff That's Hard to Recycle | How Your Neighbors are Keeping the Air Clean

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We're Giving Away Two Tablets

Tablet Giveaway!

Thank you for doing your part to Take Care of Texas! To show our appreciation, we're giving away two Samsung Galaxy Tab4 tablets! For a chance to win one, tell us what you're thankful for by commenting on the contest post on Facebook. See the complete contest rules.

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Save Money by Planting a Tree

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day

Arbor Day is around the corner, taking place on Nov. 4 this year. In celebration of Arbor Day, we’re doing a series of posts on our blog about trees. Did you know that trees can save you money on your energy bill? Learn how you could save 25 percent on your heating and cooling costs by planting trees around your home.

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Recycling Resources to Reduce Waste

Recycling Bin

At the current disposal rate, Texas only has enough landfill space to last 56 more years. With limited landfill space remaining, it is important to take steps to reduce your waste. Although it may seem challenging, every Texan can do their part to recycle. It’s easier than you think! Check out our blog to learn more about how to recycle, including hard to recycle items like tires and batteries.

Municipal Solid Waste in Texas: A Year in Review

The TCEQ recently released the annual summary of municipal solid waste management in Texas. Last year, Texans disposed of a total of 33.45 million tons of waste, which equates to each Texan generating 6.67 pounds of garbage each day. Read the full report and learn how you can do your part to reduce waste.

  Recycling Resources  

This Thanksgiving, Show your Gratitude for Food

Thanksgiving Feast

At Thanksgiving, many people celebrate by enjoying a special meal with family and friends—casseroles, cranberry sauce, and, of course, turkey. The abundance of food is truly something to be thankful for. While enjoying our Thanksgiving feasts, it is also important to consider the effect that our food has on our environment. It takes energy and water to grow, manufacture, and transport our food. Also, in the U.S., we waste about $370 worth of food per person each year—or enough money to buy about 21 turkeys for each American.

Check out these simple tips to make sure that no food goes to waste this Thanksgiving.

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What Are Your Fellow Texans Doing to Protect our Air?

Keep Our Air Clean

Did you know that Texas has devoted significant resources to improving air quality? As a result, our state has made huge strides in the past few decades to reduce pollutants such as ozone, benzene, and nitrogen oxide. Air pollution can come from a variety of sources such as cars, lawn equipment, industrial facilities, and more.

It takes everyone working together to keep the air clean. Find out about Texas’ successes and learn what your fellow Texans are doing to improve air quality across our beautiful state.

  Homegrown Heroes  

Take Care of Texas Video Contest

Student Video Contest

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for students in grades 6-12 to learn about the environment. Plus, they have the opportunity to win scholarships and GoPro cameras and accessories, provided by Waste Management of Texas, Inc. Visit our website to learn more.  

Check Out Your Impact

Curious About Your Impact?

Have you ever wondered how much trash you've generated in your lifetime? Or how much water you've used? Find out on our website. Just select your birthday and our calculator will tell you your impact on the environment.