Solid Waste Pickup Enhancements Begin Oct. 1

We’re making it easier to have your yard waste, brush, and bulky items picked up.

One of the most consistent pieces of feedback we receive from our solid waste customers is that the process to have yard waste, brush, and bulky items collected was a bit too tedious. You want it to be easier and we hear you! Luckily, we've implemented some new software that will help us take a lot of the effort away from both us and you.


What You Need to Know About:


Yard Waste…

The subscription fee for yard waste and the requirement to request brush pickup has been discontinued and you no longer need to opt in to receive the City’s yard waste collection services. If you previously opted-in, your monthly fees for yard waste ($1.00 kraft bags; $0.50 yard waste cart) will be removed from your utility bill automatically.


All yard waste must be contained in a kraft paper bag or a City-issued yard waste cart—no plastic bags will be collected. Yard waste carts can be purchased for $20. Please call Customer Service at (940) 349-8700 if you would like to purchase a cart. Uncooked vegetative waste, such as peels, cores, tops, and loose coffee grounds can still be placed in your yard waste cart or kraft bags.


Brush pickup…

You no longer need to call and request brush piles for collection. Brush must be cut to 4 to 8 feet in length and stacked with the cut ends facing the street. Brush should be at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day and at least 4 feet away from other carts and objects. Brush piles that are more than 4 cubic yards (about the size of 4 washing machines), will have additional fees assessed. If applicable, overage charges will automatically be applied to your residential utility bill.


Bulky item pickup…

Bulky item collection must be requested through Customer Service at (940) 349-8700. Scheduled service includes two bulky items per week; $5 per extra item. Additional fees may apply if items collected exceed scheduled service. Bulky items are normal household items that won’t fit in a trash cart. Items NOT eligible for pickup through the bulky item service include construction/remodeling materials and trash bags.


One quick thing about extra trash bags…

Trash bags left outside of trash carts will no longer be picked up as bulky items. Instead, you can have extra bags picked up for $5 per bag for each bag left outside of your trash cart. Charges will be automatically applied to your utility bill and there is no need to call ahead to have extra bags collected.


Check out www.cityofdenton.com/solidwaste for more info on all of our trash and recycling services.

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