Sanitation Services

​​Sanit​ation Services

​​Special Collections

Co​st-Plus Overview

Cost-Plus is an on-demand collection service of various brush and/or bulk solid waste materials for residential and/or commercial/business customers.  A minimum fee of $50.00 (plus tax) per five cubic yards will be directly billed to the associated Dallas Water Utilities account for services rendered but is subject to increase based upon the debris cubic yard load size inspection.

Items must be placed at the front curb or parkway (no alley or back pickup).  Customers needing to dispose of brush and/or bulk items can also self-transport to the McCommas Bluff Landfill or one of the three transfer stations.

Requirements for Customer's to Receive Service:

  1. Must have a valid email address and/or contact number.
  2. Must have an active Dallas Water Utilities Account number.
  3. Must be the Account Holder or an Authorized User to make changes to the account.

How much will it cost me?

Click here to view the current Cost-Plus Pricing; no estimates are provided.

Any amount over 120 cubic yards will need to be self-transported to the Landfill/Transfer Station. 

What does 5 cubic yards look like you ask? 

The size of a conventional stove is about 3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft which is approximately 1 cubic yard.  Please see the visual illustration below of what 5 cubic yards would look like.

Materials that are Not Accepted

There are some materials (e.g. bricks, concrete, tires, etc.) that are not collected and should be taken to the Landfill.  

Items that are ​NOT collected by Cost-Plus include:

​- Bricks
​- Concrete, Asphalt & Granite
- Rocks
​- Dirt
​- Hazardous Material*
​- Oil*
​- Tires
​- Refrigerators or any other item with Freon 
   (e.g. ice maker, freezer, etc.)

*Batteries, Oil, Paint & Antifreeze can be taken to monthly BOPA events. Other household hazardous waste can be taken to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center. For more information please click here.

Would you like this service?

You can submit a service request by:

  1. Phone at 214-670-3111 or 3-1-1 if within City limits.
  2. Online
  3. OurDallas Mobile Application.

After submitting a request, staff will review for approval/denial.  Upon approval, the Cost-Plus service will be processed for debris removal.  A removal estimate will not be provided prior to serivce.  Staff will conduct a cubic load size inspection at the service address, and the final fee will be billed to the Dallas Water Utilities account number provided.  

It is that easy!!  Everything is reviewed and processed electronically.

Helpi​ng Hands

Additional garbage collection options are available for physically impaired persons residing without an able-bodied person in the household. These additional options are provided at no extra charge, pending the approval of a completed application and Doctor's Statement. For more information, please call 3-1-1. If you are calling from outside the city limits, please dial 214-670-5111. Please click here to arrange for this service.

Dead Animal Collection

Sanitation Services will collect dead animals from residences and public rights-of-way. City personnel cannot collect dead animals from under buildings, attics, ditches, or from private property. The service is available seven days a week. If the request is made before 2 p.m., the animal can be collected the same day. Please click here to arrange for this service.


On request, dead animals will be collected from residences. For instructions on how to secure the animal, please call 3-1-1.


Residents may request collection of dead animals on public rights-of-way. Location and description of the dead animal will be asked from the customer. ​