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Curbside Collection

What Goes in Which Cart

Do what Denton Does - Denton Recycles! Every Denton household is provided with a blue recycling cart in addition to a green trash cart. The green cart is for trash, which is taken to the Landfill at ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park. The blue cart is provided for your recycling, which is taken to the Materials Recovery Facility, where the materials are sorted by type and sent out to be turned into new products. Residents can get additional recycling carts at no charge by contacting Customer Service at (940) 349-8700.

Blue Cart – Recyclable Items
• Flattened boxboard/cardboard
• Mixed paper
• Aluminum cans and foil
• Plastic #1-7
• Steel cans
• Glass bottles
• Cartons and juice boxes (no pouches)

Green Cart – Trash
• Styrofoam
• Food scraps
• Soiled food boxes
• Broken items
• Plastic bags/films
• Used paper towels/tissues

Recycling/Trash Reference Cards

Other Items collected Curbside

  • Yard Waste

    Bagged grass clippings and leaves, stacked brush and tree limbs, and similar yard waste are collected once a week on your curbside collection day. This yard waste is used by the Beneficial Reuse Division to make Dyno Dirt. Follow these steps for convenient yard waste removal:

    • Grass clippings and leaves should be bagged and tied.
    • Brush and tree limbs should be cut in less than four-foot lengths and stacked into one pile with the cut end toward the street.
    • Yard waste should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day and at least four feet away from carts or other objects.
    • Do not place yard waste in your trash or recycle cart.
    • Four cubic yards of yard waste [length x width x height (in feet) ÷ 27 = approximate number of cubic yards] will be collected per week at no charge.
    • If more than four cubic yards of combined yard waste (grass, leaves, brush, and tree limbs) are placed at the curb on your collection day, a charge of $7 per cubic yard will apply.

    To ensure collection of excess yard waste, call Customer Service at (940) 349-8700 prior to your collection day. Excess yard waste totaling $25 or less will be automatically collected and added to your monthly utility bill. Note: Residents and non-residents may also deliver clean yard waste to the City of Denton Landfill at ECO-W.E.R.C.S.; fees will apply.

  • Large Household Items

    Large household items that are not suitable for donation and will not fit into your green trash cart can be collected curbside. Up to four large household items are collected per year at no additional charge. For bulky item pick-up, call Customer Service at (940) 349-8700 at least one day prior to your collection day to schedule.

    If you don't wish to schedule a large item pick-up, large items can also be taken to ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park for recycling; fees will apply. Large household items include:

    • Furniture such as sofas, love seats, and tables that are not suitable for donation or reuse.
    • Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, stoves, microwaves, air-conditioning units, and water heaters. Metals and components from the appliances are recycled or reused.
    • A removal fee of $20 will apply to all appliances containing PCBs or refrigerants, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and water coolers. Refrigerants are disposed of properly at a permitted disposal facility.
    • Construction and demolition waste* such as lumber, brick, fencing, drywall, carpet, and fixtures.
    • Other household items* include home furnishings and items that will not fit in the green trash cart, and not categorized above, will be considered extra trash.

    *Fees apply to construction and demolition waste and other household items that don't fit inside the trash cart.

  • Curbside for Electronics
    Curbside: Televisions and computer monitors are collected curbside for recycling by calling Customer Service at (940) 349-8700. A collection and handling fee of $20 per device applies.

Holiday Schedule

Collection will be delayed one day on the following weeks:
  • Week of January 1, 2019: (Tuesday through Thursday affected)
  • Week of January 21, 2019
  • Week of May 27, 2019
  • July 4, 2019: (Thursday only affected)
  • Week of September 2, 2019
  • November 28, 2019: (Thursday only affected)
  • December 25, 2019: (Wednesday and Thursday affected)

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