Bulk Trash Collection

Bulk Trash Collection
The Environmental Waste Services Division provides a bulky waste collection each month for items too large to fit in the 68-gallon and 95-gallon garbage cart. Materials which can be included in bulky waste:
Item Details
All items too large for regular cart collection Broken furniture, lawn chairs or equipment, BBQ grills (excluding propane tanks), children’s swings
Appliances
  • Refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, microwaves, etc.will be picked up and recycled.
  • There will be a $25 environmental fee for removal of appliances containing Freon or chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Please call Customer Service at 972-769-4150 if you have an appliance containing Freon or CFCs that needs to be picked up.
Dirt, rock, tile, or concrete Must be containerized inside manageable containers weighing less than 50 pounds each and no more than 10% of the total amount / volume of materials being collected
Household building / construction / remodeling materials
  • Project must be completed by resident and materials arranged in a manageable pile.
  • Sheetrock, tile, countertops (maximum of four foot sections), cabinets (maximum of four foot sections), toilets, and bundled / rolled carpet (maximum of 50 pounds and four foot sections)
  • Unmanageable piles or piles exceeding bulky waste criteria will need to schedule a special paid collection. Call Customer Service at 972-769-4150 to schedule a Special Paid Collection.
Painted / stained wood and/or fence sections Cut into pieces with a maximum size of six foot long by four foot wide and stacked no higher than four feet. Unpainted fence sections will be collected by yard trimming crew.

Bulky Waste Collection Criteria
  • Each household is assigned a specific collection day. View the map or call Customer Service at 972-769-4150 to determine your collection day.
  • Brush and yard trimmings are excluded from the monthly bulky waste collection. If you need to have yard trimmings collected apart from your regular weekly yard trimming collection, please call Customer Service at 972-769-4150 to schedule a special paid collection.
  • All mixed piles of acceptable items have to be arranged in manageable piles.
  • Place large items adjacent to your collection point by 7 a.m. on scheduled bulky waste collection and no more than five days prior to the designated scheduled collection day.
  • Place items at least two feet from garbage and recycling containers.
  • Label as bulky waste any items that may not appear obvious for bulky waste collection.
  • For safety purposes, either remove refrigerator doors or tape or tie shut.
Donation Options
In lieu of disposing of usable goods or clothing through bulky waste collection, consider a charitable donation. Several area organizations accept donations of household items, small electronics, toys, clothing, etc. Call your favorite charitable organization or community group or see a list of organizations that accept donated usable goods.

Special Paid Collections
The department provides a special paid collection service for $10 per cubic yard ($20 per cubic yard for concrete), subject to a $20 minimum fee. This service must be utilized for yard trimming collections that do not meet the weekly yard trimming criteria, bulky items outside your normal collection day, and/or any large amount of construction debris from major household renovation typically performed by a private contractor. Special paid collections can be scheduled through Customer Service at 972-769-4150 and charges will appear on your City of Plano utility bill.