Sanitation Services


Sanita​tion Services

​Frequently Asked Questions

McCommas Bluff Landfill and transfer stations are closed to residential customers due to COVID-19 until further notice. More information.


Where can I take a load of trash?

McCommas Bluff Landfill and the city's three transfer stations are currently closed to the public due to Covid 19.   Residents should contract with a commercial service provider for waste removal or place items out for collection during their normal brush/bulk collection week.

Where can I dispose of needles?

Since the State of Texas doesn't require take-back programs for sharps, they can be difficult to dispose of. However,  there are guidelines for safe disposal that keep your family and City employees safe.  To safely dispose of needles, please see the guidelines below.

  • Place needles and syringes in a hard plastic or metal container with a tightly secured lid and label it.Image result for needles
  • Keep the container out of the reach of children and pets.
  • When the container is full and ready to be disposed of, please reinforce the container with heavy-duty tape.
  • Dispose of the sealed container in the grey garbage roll cart.

For additional information on safe disposal, please see the TCEQ's Do's and Don'ts below.

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Sharps containers can also be sent back to the manufacturer but some fees may apply. If the sharps container is completely sealed and labeled it may be taken to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center.

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Periodically, the Dallas Police Department will coordinate medication collection events with local drug stores due to the strict regulations regarding medication collections.

When there is not a collection event, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued federal guidelines on how to dispose of medications. For more information on how to dispose of unused medicines, Click Here.

Where can I recycle yard waste?

Due to the Covid 19 closure of McCommas Bluff Landfill and the city's three transfer stations to the public, yard waste should be placed at your front curb for collection by City crews during your normal brush/bulk service week.

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Dallas residents can take their household hazardous waste to the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center