Sanitation Services

​Brush & Bulky Trash Collections

Residential customers receive brush and bulky trash curbside collection of up to 10 cubic yards each month.  Once per calendar year, customers may request an oversize collection of up to 20 cubic yards by calling 3-1-1 or submitting a service request online.

Set outs exceeding the 10 cubic yard limit or which contain prohibited items will generally be collected, and the customer will automatically be billed for the non-compliant set out at a rate of $60 per 5 cubic yards, billed in 5 cubic yard increments.  Setouts in gross violation of the limit (generally over 120 cubic yards) will be referred to Code Compliance for abatement.

Please see the information below for accepted items, proper set out times and placement requirements.  Brush and bulky trash regulations are governed by Dallas City Code Section 18-4.

Accepted Items



Tree limbs and shrubbery (Individual pieces not exceeding 8 inches in diameter or 10 feet in length), and yard trimmings (bagged organic yard waste such as leaves, grass, and twigs)

Bulky Trash Items

  • Furniture
  • Appliances (refrigerants removed, if applicable, doors removed from refrigerators)
  • Mattresses
  • Small household items that are bagged or containerized, and other household objects too large for routine placement in normal collection vehicles via the provided roll cart

If you have bulky items that are in good condition and still functional, please consider donating them to the Salvation ArmyGoodwill Industries of DallasHabitat for Humanity or any other local donation center.

Items Not Accepted

Household Garbage

Regular household garbage will be collected from the green cart on your regular collection day.

Bottles, Cans, Cardboard or Paper Recyclables

Recyclables will be collected from the blue cart on your regular collection day.

Concrete, Plaster, Lumber, Dirt, Rocks or Other Construction/Demolition Debris

Customers may arrange a  special Cost Plus collection for of fee of $50 per 5 cubic yards (billed in 5 cubic yard increments) by calling 3-1-1 or submitting a service request online here.  A maximum of 120 cubic yards can be collected by Sanitation.

Customers can self haul to McCommas Blue Landfill.

Automobile Parts & Tires

Parts or machinery containing gasoline may be taken to a hazardous waste collection facility, such as Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center (free to City of Dallas residents). Learn more online at here.  Parts or machinery not containing chemical products may be disposed of at a scrap yard.

Customers may dispose of up to six (6) tires (not exceeding 25 inches in diameter) at McCommas Bluff Landfill or a transfer station.


  • Customers can visit this page for information on Household Hazardous Waste disposal.

Oversized Items

  • These items are collected on a limited case by case basis.  Contact us at 214-670-3555 or email us.

Hazardous Waste – Such As Paints, Pesticides, Chemicals & Cleaning Agents

  • Customers can visit this page for information on Household Hazardous Waste disposal.

Placement of Brush and Bulky Trash

  • Brush and bulky trash may be set out as early as 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday prior to your collection week (please see the My Schedule app below to find your week).  Material must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the Monday of the pickup week.*
  • Brush and bulky trash must be placed just behind the curb line in front of your home.  
    • Do not place in the street, on the sidewalk, or in any manner that will interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic or with solid waste collection service
    • Do not place within 5 feet of a roll cart, mailbox, fence or wall, water meter, telephone connection box, parked cars, fire hydrant, utility pole, or traffic sign
    • Do not place under low hanging tree limbs or power lines, in an alley, or in front of a vacant lot or business

If you are in need of a brush or bulky item collection outside of your collection week, please use our Cost Plus service​.


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Brush & Bulk Collection Changes Effective July 1, 2020

On June 19, 2019 the Dallas City Council adopted an ordinance amending regulations related to brush and bulky trash.  Monthly brush and bulky trash collection will be limited to 10 cubic yards.  One month per calendar year, residents may set out up to 20 cubic yards, provided it is requested by calling 3-1-1 in advance.  Enforcement of these new limits begins on July 1, 2020.

Where the quantity of brush and bulky trash set out for collection exceeds 10 cubic yards and a request for an oversized brush and bulky trash collection was not submitted, the set out may be collected and a fee will be assessed on the dwelling unit's water bill.  The fee will be assessed at a rate of $60 per five cubic yards, billed in five cubic yard increments.  A citation may be issued in addition to the collection fee.

The Department of Sanitation Services will begin a public awareness campaign in early 2020 to alert residents of the changes to brush and bulky trash regulations.


If you know your Bulk & Brush Week, you can also find the 2020 collection schedule below. If you would prefer to see a map, please click Here.

          1st Monday: 2020 Calendar with Set Out Days

          2nd Monday: 2020 Calendar with Set Out Days   

          3rd Monday: 2020 Calendar with Set Out Days     

          4th Monday: 2020 Calendar with Set Out Days