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Start or Stop Service

How do I start or stop residential trash collection service?

Solid waste service to residents is initiated or terminated in conjunction with your water service through the City of Carrollton. Contact Utility Customer Service at 972-466-3120 or visit City Hall at 1945 E. Jackson Road at Josey Lane 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday –Thursdays, 7:30 -11:30 a.m. Fridays to start or stop service.

Fees

What is the monthly charge for residential waste collection?

Residential Service:

a. Collection - automated cart, per month, first cart: $16.63
b. Collection - extra container, per month, per cart: $7.05
c. Special bulk pick-up, non-trash day: $30.00 each 
d. Apartments serviced by commercial dumpster collection, per month, per unit: $7.75

Commercial and Retail Service (cannot by serviced by front loading containers):

a. Automated cart, per month, per cart: $16.63

Commercial/Apartment mixed use sharing a solid waste container: Each 150 square feet
of commercial space sharing a solid waste container with apartment space will be treated
as an additional apartment unit for solid waste fees.

Where do I pay my bill?

Monthly bills may be paid by mail, in person or after hours at City Hall or by bank draft. Automatic bank drafting service allows residential customers to have their monthly bill paid automatically from their checking or savings account. Visit Carrollton City Hall at 1945 E. Jackson Road at Josey Lane to pay bills in person or leave payments in the after hours drop box. Click here for more information.

Placement

Where do I place items?

Place trash carts, recycling carts and other bulk waste in designated collection area (alley or curb).

  • Place your blue recycling cart and green roll-out container at your designated alley or street collection site.
  • Place bundled brush and bulk waste at the front curb.

Do not block or impede a street or alley right-of way, water or gas meter, drainage ditch, or sight triangle at an intersection or sidewalk. Improperly placed or blocked waste will not be collected.

 

When do I place items for collection?

According to City Ordinance, residential waste shall be placed at the location designated by the City no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the evening before and no later than 6:30 a.m. of the collection day. Containers must be removed from curbside no later than 9 a.m. the day following collection. Residents who do not remove containers after collection are violating City Ordinances. Please report suspected violations to Community Services at 972-466-3060.

Brush & Bulk Waste

How do I manage big bulky items?

Items too large to fit into the green roll-out container are considered BULK WASTE. Place these items at your front curb at least 3 feet from other containers, mailboxes, gas meters, fences, parked cars, overhead obstacles and any other items. Items--including leaves or grass clippings--may be placed in plastic or paper bags or in boxes but each bag or box should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Details on discarding brush and bulk waste.

How much brush or bulk waste will be collected?

Brush (tree trimmings, limbs and branches) and bulk waste (items too large for green roll-out containers, including bagged or boxed material) will be collected weekly on customers' regular collection day. All limbs should be cut into 4-foot lengths and placed in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds to fit in a rear-end loader truck. Bulk items should be placed in boxes not exceeding 50 pounds for safe, manageable collection. Click here for more information.

How can I discard appliances?

Appliances are considered bulk waste and should be placed at the front curb. If the appliance previously contained a refrigerant, such as an air conditioner or refrigerator, the refrigerant must be removed by a certified technician and a state-approved ‘clean’ tag attached to the appliance prior to collection. Instructions for discarding appliances.

Where do I place bulk waste or brush?

Place bundled brush and bulk waste at the front curb. Place all items at least 3 feet away from other containers, brush or bulk waste, mailboxes, gas meters, fences, parked cars, overhead obstacles and any other items. Do not block or impede a street or alley right-of-way, water or gas meter, drainage ditch, intersection or sidewalk. Improperly placed or blocked waste cannot be collected.

What if my brush and bulk waste was not picked up?

Improperly placed or prepared or blocked items may not be collected. Call 972-315-5400 for details or view information on bundling brush and limbs.

Can I schedule bulk collection on other days?

Yes. Call 972-315-5400 to request this special bulk waste collection service. A fee may apply. 

Recycling

What can I recycle?

Place any of the following items in your blue recycling cart:

  • aluminum and steel/tin cans (no foil or aluminum pans) 
  • glass bottles and jars of any color (rinse containers and discard lids) 
  • plastics #1 through #7 
  • boxboard (such as cereal and cracker boxes) 
  • newspaper (do not bundle separately or place in plastic bags) 
  • magazines, catalogs and junk mail 
  • paper bags 
  • phone books 
  • office and school paper 
  • cardboard

Do I need to sort my recyclables?

Do not sort recyclables. Simply place all items into the blue recycling cart. Do not place items in plastic bags, except for shredded paper.

How do I dispose of cardboard boxes?

Flatten cardboard and place in your blue recycling cart.

How do I recycle newspapers?

Place newspapers into the blue recycling cart. DO NOT BUNDLE NEWSPAPERS or place in plastic bags.

When are my recyclables picked up?

Recyclables are collected from your blue cart every other week on the same collection day as your trash. To determine your recycling collection schedule, first locate your neighborhood on the Carrollton map and note the blue or yellow color. Recyclables will be collected on your regular trash day on the color-coded weeks shown on the Recycling Calendar.

To request a Recycling Calendar and Service Map, call 972-466-3120.

Where do I place my blue recycling cart?

Place at least 3 feet away from your green trash cart, brush or bulk waste, mailboxes, gas meters, fences, parked cars, overhead obstacles and any other items. Do not block or impede a street or alley right-of-way, water or gas meter, drainage ditch, intersection or sidewalk. Improperly placed waste may not be collected.

Recyclebank Recycling Rewards Program

The City of Carrollton has been committed to rewarding residents for their recycling activity since 2008, when we introduced the Recyclebank recycling rewards program. The rewards programs are provided in connection with our City’s recycling collection company. In 2010, the City changed solid waste providers, and switched to Waste Management. At that time, Waste Management’s recycling rewards program was Think Green Rewards, so that became the City of Carrollton’s recycling rewards program. Waste Management and Recyclebank have now partnered, so Carrollton now participates in the new and improved Recyclebank rewards program to reward residents for recycling.

For more information or a list of Recyclebank related FAQs, click here.

Schedule & Delays

When is my trash collected?

Trash is collected weekly from your green cart. Call Waste Management at 972-315-5400 to determine your scheduled collection day. Recyclables are collected from your blue cart on the same day of the week, but only every other week. 

Residential waste must be placed at the location designated by the City no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the evening before and no later than 6:30 a.m. on the collection day. Collection of recyclables is no longer weekly.

Will holidays delay the schedule?

No, holidays will not delay the schedule.  Collections will be made on all weekday holidays.

Will bad weather delay my trash collection?

Yes, bad weather, such as sleet, may delay your trash collection but all collections will be made as soon as possible.

Limits

How much trash can I set out?

The amount of residential brush or bulk waste is not limited. If you have more garbage than fits into a green roll-out container, you can request an additional container for an additional charge by calling Waste Management at 972-315-5400.  Additional blue recycling carts can be requested for no extra charge. 

Missed Collections

How do I report missed collections?

Report missed collections to Waste Management at 972-315-5400.

I placed trash out for collection, why wasn’t it picked up?

Missed collections can often be due to items being set out too late on the collection day or placed improperly, including too close to other objects or blocked by things such as a parked vehicle. Remember that holidays and inclement weather can delay collections. Report missed collections to Waste Management at 972-315-5400.

According to City Ordinance, residential waste shall be placed at the location designated by the City no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the evening before and no later than 6:30 a.m. of the collection day. Do not block or impede a street or alley right-of-way, water or gas meter, drainage ditch, sight triangle at an intersection or sidewalk. Improperly placed or blocked waste cannot be collected.

Landfill

Can I take items to a landfill?

Yes. You may take a pickup load or small trailer load to the DFW Landfill located at 1600 S. Railroad St in Lewisville once a month on Saturday mornings for a charge of $15/load. You will need to show your utility bill and drivers license as proof of residency for this discounted rate. This service is available for residential, not commercial, customers. Click for landfill location.

Hazardous Waste

How can I dispose of hazardous waste such as paints or chemicals?

Hazardous waste is collected curbside at no charge. Carrollton residents simply call the HHW HOTLINE at 1-800-HHW-PKUP (1-800-449-7587) to schedule a free curbside collection for your items. The operator will explain the program and ask you a few questions, including the type and amount of material you have for collection. A collection appointment will be arranged at this time. You will receive a Kit within a few days. The Kit will include a bag or bags to contain your materials, and instructions, along with labels and a tie to secure your bag(s).
Dried paint (including paint that has been dried using an agent such as cat litter) is allowed in regular trash.

Containers

Do I need to place items in bags?

Items--including leaves or grass clippings--may be placed in plastic or paper bags for collection and placed at least 3 feet away from your green trash cart, blue recycling cart, brush, mailboxes, gas meters, fences, parked cars, overhead obstacles and any other items. Each bag or box should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

How do I get an additional green trash cart?

To help residents manage their household trash, an additional green trash cart can be requested for an additional monthly fee.  Call Waste management at 972-315-5400.  Additional blue recycling carts can be requested for no additional fee. 

Donation Options

Are there local donation options for usable items?

Donations of gently used furniture, household items, clothing and computers are accepted by the Metrocrest Thrift Store, 2661 Midway Road, Carrollton, TX  75006. Call 972-418-1900 or visit http://www.metrocrestsocialservices.org/ regarding tax-deductible donations, store hours or to schedule a pick up. The Metrocrest Thrift Store is operated by Metrocrest Social Services, a United Way affiliate serving Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and area code 75287 in southern Denton County. Check the yellow pages of the phone directory for additional agencies that accept donations of usable items.

Service Requests

Questions?

Waste Management provides residential trash collection services to single-family and multi-family Carrollton households. Contact Waste Management at 972-315-5400 for service requests or questions.

Resolving Service Requests

How do I escalate a service request or concern that has been presented to Waste Management?Call the Customer Service Supervisor at 972-315-5400 or email Waste Management Customer Service at WMCarrollton@wm.com.

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Last updated: 1/16/2014 8:33:53 AM