Sanitation Services

About Sanitation Services

The Department of Sanitation Service proudly serves City of Dallas residents through programs and services that effectively and efficiently manage municipal solid waste generated within the City of Dallas.

Programs and services include the following:

In addition to providing recycling and solid waste collection service for approximately 250,000 customers, the Department of Sanitation Services operates McCommas Bluff Landfill and 3 transfer stations through its Post-Collection Operations Division.


Jay Council
Director of Sanitation Services

Sanitation Services Monthly Rate 

Residential Rate
Sales Tax $   2.83
Total $37.13

​​​as of 10/1/2021

Local Solid Waste Management Plan (2013): Vision and Goals

The City of Dallas will:
  • Strive for sustainability by considering the entire life‐cycle of products, processes, and systems;
  • Demonstrate that the goals of economic growth, environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility are inextricably linked;
  • Reduce the volume of discarded materials and maximize diversion from disposal; and,
  • Spur economic growth by recovering valuable raw materials and clean energy from discarded materials.
To realize this vision, the following goals were established for the Plan.
  • 40 percent diversion by 2020;
  • 60 percent diversion by 2030; and,
  • Zero Waste by 2040.
The Local Solid Waste Management Plan is undergoing a decennial update in 2021 through Spring 2022.  Click here for more information about the plan update.

Environmental Management System

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is the business system of “plan, do, check and act” applied to the management of environmental issues.

Sanitation Services is committed to continual improvement in its environmental performance and the prevention of pollution. To see more information about Sanitation Services’ commitment to the environment, click here.