Solid Waste & Recycling
Basic residential solid waste and recycling services consist of weekly collection of trash and recycling containers and yard waste. Additional services, such as scheduled collections of bulky waste, Home Chemical Collection, and brush are also available (fees may apply).
Call (940) 349-8700 to set up new services, cancel existing services, or request additional services.
Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Strategy
The Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Strategy is a future-casting and planning document that evaluates solid waste best practices, demographics, and financial impacts affecting solid waste systems locally, nationally, and globally and analyzes the gathered data to assemble a state-of-the-art strategy that helps the City strategize, identify, align, and set short- and long-term goals, policies, and actions to manage the generation, diversion, and disposal of solid waste.
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Comprehensive Diversion Ordinance
The City of Denton is seeking the implementation of a Comprehensive Diversion Ordinance (CDO). The CDO would require all multi-family and commercial properties to implement a diversion/recycling program. Each business would notify the Solid Waste and Recycling department of its desired plan for diversion within the given period. As a part of the process, we are seeking public comments on the proposed ordinance. The City of Denton will be holding a town hall meeting at the City of Denton Civic Center (312 E. McKinney) on February 16, 2023, at 6 p.m. If you are unable to make the public comment meeting, please provide your thoughts and comments on the feedback form below.
Learn more about City of Denton trash service schedules, rates, and more.Link to page
Do what Denton does and recycle right! Every Denton household is provided with a blue recycling cart.Link to page
Yard Waste & Brush
The City of Denton offers curbside collection for yard waste and brush. Proper curbside collection keeps this reusable material out of the landfill.Link to page
Bulky waste and large household items not related to remodeling can be scheduled for pickup.Link to page
Home Chemical Collection
All Denton residents have access to home chemical collection services. This service takes unused chemicals, expired batteries, and burned-out light bulbs that need to be disposed of properly to avoid contaminating our water supplies and landfills.Link to page
Review the hours of operation, schedules, weigh station policies and more for the City of Denton Landfill.Link to page
Commercial Trash & Recycling
The Solid Waste and Recycling Department offers a variety of sizes and styles of containers for businesses for trash and recycling.Link to page