Solid waste collections suspended; residential service resumes Monday

Published on February 15, 2021

Updated Feb. 18, 4:10 p.m.

Due to the recent weather and unsafe neighborhood street conditions, all solid waste collections have been suspended for the remainder of this week. Residential garbage and recycling collections will resume on Monday, Feb. 22 for those whose collections are scheduled for Monday. This includes pickup of extra bagged garbage.

There will be separate trucks traveling through neighborhoods each day, assisting with the collection of additional garbage due to this week’s service suspension. Carts may be serviced separately from the extra bagged garbage.

Extra bagged garage

To assist with extra bagged garbage, the Solid Waste Division is suspending the “close the lid of your cart” policy through Feb. 27. If you have an extra bag of garbage, place it in the cart even if the lid won’t close. If you have more, you may place two additional bags of garbage beside the cart.

No recycling material is allowed outside the blue cart.

“To increase our focus on collecting the extra bagged garbage and the additional issues caused by processing bagged recyclable materials, we are asking residents to maximize their recycling cart space by crushing plastic bottles and aluminum cans and flattening all cardboard and small boxes,” said Robert Smouse, assistant director of Code Compliance’s Solid Waste Division. “Other options are to hold extra recycling materials for a future collection when you have space in the blue cart, or deliver the recycling material to one of the four drop-off stations.” 

Bulk waste

Collections for Bulk Week 3 (south of 121 between I-35W and Beach Street, south of Berry Street and south of I-20 west to Benbrook) will begin on Monday and completed prior to beginning Bulk Week 4 (west of I-35W and south of Northside Drive, State Hwy. 199 and Angle Ave. and north of I-20) collections. Collection crews will be attempting to complete both areas before the end of the day on Saturday, Feb. 27 to minimize delays continuing into the following week.

View the bulk collection map. 

Yard waste

All yard waste collections will be temporarily suspended through Feb. 27 to redirect resources to collecting additional garbage and/or recycling. Yard waste collections will resume on Monday, March 1 with normal scheduled collections.

Drop-off stations, ECC

The city’s four drop off stations will reopen Friday, Feb. 19. Due to intermittent power and remaining road conditions, please be extremely when visiting the sites.

The Environmental Collection Center is open.

“Safety for our residents and team members is our top priority, while building our plan to provide top-notch customer service to recover follows just behind,” Smouse said. “During this unprecedented winter weather event that has impacted everyone at work and at home, as Texans, we are all working together to help each other, support others in need and remain optimistic in recovering during the weeks ahead as the temperature warms and neighborhood roads improve. Until all the snow and ice melts, everyone needs to be careful of slick spots while preparing for next week’s solid waste collections.”

To learn more, contact the City Call Center at 817-392-1234.