The City of Allen administers multiple programs through various departments to prevent pollution and protect the natural environment.
Storm Water Management
Polluted storm water runoff from urbanized areas is a major cause of pollution to our waterways. To protect the quality of our streams and public health, the City of Allen has endeavored to protect and improve storm water quality per direction of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Visit the Storm Water Management page for more information.
Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control
Allen restaurants, day cares and schools where food is prepared are required to maintain grease traps to capture fat deposits before they drain into the sewer system to prevent undesirable sewer overflows into the environment. Visit the Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Control page for more information.
Keep Allen Beautiful is an organization dedicated to developing and fostering programs which help make Allen a cleaner, healthier and more attractive city. Keep Allen Beautiful hosts a number of annual programs and provides public education and outreach opportunities year-round. Visit the Keep Allen Beautiful page for more information.
Protecting, managing and planning for the wise use of our water resources is an efficient and effective strategy to meet future water supply needs. The City offers a variety of water conservation and sustainable landscaping educational resources. Visit the Water Conservation page for more information.
Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste
The Solid Waste Division manages city trash collection and disposal, including recycling services, household hazardous waste (HHW) collection, and the HHW Reuse Center. The division provides environmental education and supports a variety of green events and volunteer initiatives. Visit the Trash/Recycling page for more information.
Currently, the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is in an air quality non-attainment region. This means that air pollution levels in the region persistently exceed national air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) works in cooperation with federal, State, and local partners to ensure all air quality requirements are met and coordinates activities that contribute to a better quality of life for all North Texans. Visit the NCTCOG Air Quality website for more information.