KMB is constantly on the lookout for information to improve the quality of life in Midland, and we want to get that information into your hands as quickly as possible. Follow the links shown below... and we're sure you'll learn something new and useful!
Citizens Collection Station - The City of Midland provides a convenient and free drop-off for private citizens to recycle and dispose of a wide variety of items.
Free Large Item Removal - The City of Midland offers free pickup of certain large items from your alley. This link gives you the details.
Rechargeable Battery Tips - Using rechargeable batteries is a great way to save money AND help the environment, especially if you follow these helpful hints...
Recycling Directory (Midland) [Updated 9/7/10] - If you're not sure who recycles what in Midland, chances are you can find out here!
Yard Waste Disposal Areas - The City of Midland provides disposal areas for your yard waste to alleviate overfilling of neighborhood dumpsters. Here's where they are located.
Yuletide Guide to "Use Less Stuff" - Tips from KMB and the City of Midland on reducing waste during the holidays...plus some great pointers on recycling Christmas trees!
Have a Green Christmas - More tips for reusing and recycling during the Christmas season
Midland TreeKeepers - Started by KMB in 1996, this organization of volunteers continues to provide valuable tree maintenance services throughout Midland. Find out what they do and how to join them.
Selecting, Planting & Pruning Trees - Matt Grubisich is a Regional Urban Forester with the Texas Forest Service and is an authority on trees in west Texas. We know you'll find his article on planting and maintaining trees to be a useful guide for repeated reference.
Oak Wilt: Frequently Asked Questions - Matt has also provided us with a very helpful FAQ about oak wilt, which builds on the other oak wilt-related information linked below.
7 Basic Principles of Xeriscaping - Landscaping to minimize water usage is becoming increasingly important as our drought conditions continue. This link provides some quick tips for planning a xeriscape program.
Fight Oak Wilt! - Oak wilt is a serious disease, and is spreading from central Texas into the Midland area. Find out how to fight it!
Composting - Texans throw away enough grass clippings each year to fill 100,000 garbage trucks. Composting is the solution! Learn all about it here.
Water Conservation Tips...and More - Tips for water conservation and large item trash removal.
WaterWise Tips - Water in West Texas is a scarce and valuable resource. Here are a few tips for conserving it while maintaining your lawn and garden.
Going Green in the Office - Many businesses are going green. Keep Midland Beautiful congratulates these businesses and hopes more businesses will join in. Here are some very easy ways to get started.
Environmental Crime - Did you know that polluting our environment can be a crime in Texas? The Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) has published a flyer that explains why some common practices are actually law-breaking activities, and provides alternatives and solutions for them.
Air Quality Solutions - This TNRCC publication gives tips for use in your car and at home to reduce emissions and improve air quality.
Care for Your Car...Care for the Air - This is an adaptation of a TNRCC brochure that provides a number of helpful tips for keeping your car running smoothly, thereby protecting air quality. It includes a helpful chart for diagnosing the causes of engine smoke based on smoke color.
Pollution Prevention Tips and Lunchtime Pollution Prevention Tips - National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week's primary goal is to educate people about pollution prevention and about taking steps that help take care of our natural resources. Pollution prevention can be simple, as revealed in these articles.
Important Midland Phone Numbers - The phone numbers on this page can be helpful in keeping Midland clean and beautiful.
Effective Environmental Solutions - The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has published the "Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices" (Three Rivers Press, 1999), a book that confirms much of what is also in the book "Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are." Here's what the experts have to say about what we should worry about, what's not that important, and what we need to do to create a more sustainable future.
Holiday Waste Savings Tips - Want to save landfill space? Use Less Stuff! Here are some ideas for taking the waste out of your holiday season...
MORE Holiday Waste Savings Tips - Here are more useful tips from the good folks at Use Less Stuff. If we all do our part, we can save 5 million tons of trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day!
Christmas Tree Tips - Here's everything you need to know about minimizing the environmental impact of having a Christmas tree...