Residential Trash

Residential Trash Collection
The Environmental Waste Services division provides weekly trash collection services to all Plano residences. Please follow the criteria for trash collection.

Trash Collection Criteria 
  • Place your cart at your collection point (street curb or alley) by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day to ensure pickup. 
  • Place your cart at least two feet from your recycling container or any other object that may impede the mechanical arm of the truck. (It is preferable to place your trash cart on one side of your driveway and your recycling cart on the opposite side of your driveway.) 
  • Put trash in sealed plastic bags before placing in your cart. Bags placed outside your cart will not be collected, except following a city-designated holiday. 
  • Do not put yard trimmings, corrugated cardboard boxes, recyclables, or household chemicals in your trash cart – separate collection is provided for these items. 
  • Do not place hot ashes in your trash cart for disposal. Please place ashes in a bag which can be sealed with tie strings. Set the bag outside for a couple of days to ensure the ashes cool down. Once the ashes are cool, place the bag in your trash cart for disposal.