Sanitation Department Information For ALL ServicesFollow this <LINK> for information and schedule on the various services like Hazardous Waste Disposal, Pickup Schedules and Acceptable Items for Trash, Recycling, Bulk Trash and Brush. You may even register to receive e-mail reminders for setting out bulk/brush and recycling/trash bins.
Regular TrashTrash is picked up once a week on Thursdays. Trash should not be put out until 6:00 pm the evening before pick-up. Residents who put trashcans on the street before the pick-up time or leave them out at other times are subject to fines from the City of Dallas.
Bulky TrashBulky Trash is picked up the third full week of each month. Oversized trash should not be put out earlier than the Thursday before the pick-up week.
Only put out large limbs, shrubbery, bagged leaves in sealed 50 gallon or smaller bags, furniture, appliances, mattresses and box springs.
Do not put out bagged grass clippings or construction and remodeling materials such as lumber or roofing materials.
Cost Plus service is available to pick up construction or remodeling materials. Bricks, concrete, rocks, and dirt are not picked up in either the Cost Plus or regular bulky trash collections. Call 311 for a free Cost Plus estimate.
Again, residents leaving oversized trash curbside or on sidewalks prior to the Thursday before the pick-up week are subject to fines from the City of Dallas.
To report problems with trash collection, please contact the City of Dallas Sanitation Supervisor at 214-670-6406.
Recycling & TrashRecycling and Trash bins are picked-up on Thursdays. Be sure to have your bags or cart out before 7:00 am to ensure pick-up.
Recycle these items:
- Glass–Clear or colored food and drink containers (NO window glass or mirrors, NO light bulbs, NO ceramics or pyrex)
- Plastic–Containers with numbers 1-5 or 7. Number 6 "PS" is polystyrene and CANNOT be recycled. (NO plastic bags, NO plastic hangers, NO styrofoam, NO chemical containers)
- Newspapers–Including all inserts (NO rubber bands, NO plastic wrappings)
- Magazines–Including catalogs, paperback books, phone books (NO hard bound books)
- Metal–Aluminum, steel, tin/bimetal cans (NO foil, NO pie plates)
- Cardboard–Food and detergent boxes, paper egg cartons, 12-pack drink cartons, folded corrugated cardboard, cereal boxes (NO waxed cardboard, NO plastic or foil lining from cereal or cracker boxes, only the clean portion of pizza boxes; no food contaminated boxes.
for a handy PDF reminder chart.
Computer and Electronic Recycling Options
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) maintains a list of computer and electronic equipment recyclers, as well as much other useful information. This collection is provided solely as a courtesy to agency customers and comprises resources that agency staff or customers have found to contain useful information.
- Go to TexasRecyclesComputers.org to find out how to recycle your computer for free.
- Go to TexasRecyclesTVs.org to find out options for recycling your television.