Dallas, Texas

Sanitation Services - Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I take a load of trash?

The City operates a landfill and three transfer stations that will accept trash from Dallas residents.

What can I take to the landfill or transfer stations?

Dallas residents may dispose of ordinary, non-hazardous household solid waste at no charge at the landfill or transfer stations. These materials may only be transported in a passenger car, station wagon, pick-up truck, or trailer less than 15 feet at no charge.  Proof of Dallas residency must be provided in the form of a valid driver's license or current City of Dallas water bill.

The following is a partial list of materials that are not accepted at the landfill or transfer stations.

  • Industrial waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • PCB contaminated waste
  • Medical waste
  • Asbestos
  • Liquid waste
  • Sludge, grease and grit trap waste, or septic tank pumpings
  • Soil from hazardous spills or underground storage tank leaks
  • Tires (unless in a small quantity and from a household)
  • Fiberglass insulation (bulk)
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Used automotive oil filters
  • Refrigeration equipment containing CFC's from sources other than Dallas residents
  • Incinerator ash or air pollution control waste
  • Any waste requiring written acknowledgment as proof of disposal

Other waste may be rejected for disposal if it is determined that it would create a nuisance by reason of emission, disagreeable odors or would operate to make the site unwholesome or adversely affect the public health, safety and welfare.

What can I take to the landfill or transfer stations?

Dallas residents may dispose of ordinary, non-hazardous household solid waste at no charge at the landfill or transfer stations. These materials may only be transported in a passenger car, station wagon, pick-up truck, or trailer less than 15-feet in length at no charge.

Where can Dallas residents recycle yard waste?

Bagged grass clippings and leaves (free of household wastes) can be delivered to the McCommas Bluff Landfill, the Northwest Transfer Station, the Southwest Transfer Station, or the Northeast Transfer Station. Yard waste brush can be delivered to the McCommas Bluff Landfill or the Northwest Transfer Station.  When available, shredded/mixed yard waste material may be obtained in small quantities and free of charge to Dallas residents.


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