Trash/Recycling Information

New Changes for Pick Up Services starting june 1st, 2024
Effective June 2024, the City of DeSoto will be making new changes for trash, recycling, bulk, and brush pick up. For example, residents will be issued a new trash and recycling bins from the City of DeSoto.  For more details and a list of FAQs, click on this document

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If you have any questions or problems with your trash service, please call the City of DeSoto Action Center at (972) 274-CITY or (972) 230-9600.

Starting June 1st, 2024, DeSoto residents will be required to use the new trash and recycling bins provided by Republic Services for regular trash and recycling service. You may also purchase strong 2-ply trash bags at the Water Utility window at a cost of $11.21 +tax for a roll of 50 bags.

Republic Services is the primary trash contractor for the City of DeSoto. If dumpsters are needed for large commercial or residential projects, contact the Action Center (972) 230-9600.

If you are unsure as to why your items were not serviced, make sure to look at the yellow or orange notice that was placed by your items. Call the Action Center if you have any questions (972) 230-9600.

Trash pick-up Schedule
Trash is picked up twice weekly.
  • All residents who live west of Hampton Road have their garbage collected on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • All residents who live east of Hampton Road have their garbage collected on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • All residents have their recycling collected each week on Wednesdays.
Trash pick-up requirements
  • Trash should be out by 7 AM to ensure collection. It is recommended for trash bins to be placed out the night before after 6 PM. 
  • Trash will be collected between the hours of 7AM and 6 PM on the scheduled trash day.
  • Do not put trash out days in advance.
  • Trash must be bagged properly in plastic refuse bags. Bags must be inside of trash container.
  • Bag must not weigh more than 50 lbs.
  • Receptacles must be placed in the proper location either on the front right-of-way or in the alley for weekly pick-up.
recycling Pick-Up
Residential recycling occurs every Wednesday throughout the City.
  • Recycling should be out by 7AM to ensure collection. It is recommended for recycling to be out after 6 PM the night before to avoid service interruption.
  • Recyling will be collected between the hours of 7AM and 6PM. 
  • Recycling should be in recycling container.
  • Large cardboard boxes that do not fit inside the cart must be broken down and neatly stacked next to the cart.
  • Click here for detailed information regarding recycling.
Small Bulk/Brush Item Pic Up
Every week on the second trash day (Thursday or Friday) up to 3 cubic yards of extra items (bags, leaves, bundled brush, small bulk items, box of loose items, etc.) are allowed to be places out next to your trash cart. 
  • Up to 3 cubic yards of items can be set out.
  • Example of a large bulk item that are 3 cubic yards include a three-seater couch or a double/full mattress and box spring set.
  • Small DIY Projects, wood, toilets, small cabinets, doors and carpet (rolled & cut into 4 ft lengths, max of 50 lbs.) can be picked up.
  • Refrigerators/Deep freezers must have the refrigerant/coolant removed by an authorized appliance repair person and “red tagged” before it can be picked up.
  • All fencing material, but not the concrete base or metal posts, can be set out for pick up.
  • Brush must be bundled. Use rope, ribbon, twine, or fishing line to tie bundles.
  • Bundled brush piles should be 4 ft in length, no more that 6 inches in diameter, and no more than 50 lbs.
Large Bulk/brush Item Pick-Up

10 cubic yards a month or 12 times a year
Each home will get 12 on-call large quantities of bulk items or unbundled brush collection each year. Republic services will collect the items within 5 business days of your request. Please call the DeSoto Action Center at (972) 230-9600 to request your monthly pick-up collection.
If a resident uses their 12 collections before the end of the calendar year and needs more service before the start of the next calendar year, there will be a $50 fee for each 5-yards of excess bulk/brush.

  • 10 cubic yards of item can be set out.
  • Place items at the front curb, as close to the street as possible.
  • Do not block with vehicles.
  • Allow up to 16 ft overhead above piles

Unacceptable Items include vehicle parts, tires, batteries, carpet, flammables, hazardous waste, electronic waste, and older modeled mirrored televisions (with hump in the back). Any type of construction material to include lumber, drywall, paneling, tile, flooring, siding, concrete, sheet rock, bricks, glass or carpet/area rugs larger than 8’ x 10’ will not be collected.

household hazardous waste

  • Large containers of used cooking oil, grease traps, fats, oils, greases & other inedible byproducts weighing more than 50 lbs. are not acceptable. These items can be recycled at the Home Chemical Collection Center or at any other grease collecting center in the DFW area. 
         Home Chemical Collection Center
         11234 Plano Rd
         Dallas, TX 75143
         (214) 553-1765
         Tuesdays 9:00am-7:30pm

         Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
         2nd & 4th Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm

There is no trash pick-up on the following holidays should they fall on a weekday:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
For information about trash pick-up services, call (972) 230-9600.