Accepted Items for DIY Disposal

Acceptable Waste Delivered by Residents

Wastes generated from residential property that are up to six feet for any given dimension. Examples of acceptable waste include:

  • Bicycles
  • Carpet and carpet pads
  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Grills (no propane tanks)
  • Lawn mowers (with gas and oil removed)
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Packing material
  • Rolled rugs
  • Stained / painted wood or fence panels
  • Tile


The following materials may be dropped-off by residents to be recycled:

  • Brush and untreated / unpainted wood or fence panels will be recycled at the Custer Road Transfer Station only. (Material taken to other locations will be landfilled - not recycled.)
  • Used motor oil and oil filters (maximum of five gallons per visit) may be dropped at Custer Road, Parkway and Lookout Transfer Stations
  • White goods (e.g., air conditioners, refrigerators, water heaters, washers, and dryers) are not accepted at the Custer Transfer Station
  • Whole passenger vehicle tires (maximum of four per visit)

Unacceptable Waste Delivered by Residents

The following wastes are not allowed to be dropped off for disposal or recycling:

  • Brick**
  • Concrete**
  • Contractor waste* generated at a residence or business and delivered by the contractor exclusively - Contractors may dispose of their waste at the NTMWD 121 Regional Disposal Facility upon paying the posted gate rate.
  • Household Hazardous Waste and chemicals (e.g., paint, pool chemicals, fertilizers, etc.) - Residents should call Customer Service at 972-769-4150 to schedule a Household Chemical Collection.
  • Shingles**
  • Soil**

* Contractor waste is referred to as construction-related materials derived from remodel, expansion, and/or other residential construction projects (e.g., counter tops, cabinets, sinks, toilets, drywall/sheetrock, wallboard, AC ducting, windows and doors.

**Residents may dispose of these wastes as part of the free residential waste drop-off provided these wastes make up 10% or less of the total amount by volume being disposed. The entire load will be rejected if unacceptable wastes comprise more than 10% of the load. Residents may then pay for disposal at NTMWD 121 Regional Disposal Facility.

Note: All loads delivered to NTMWD 121 RDF for disposal must be covered with a tarp without exception.