HEADS UP!

New regulations take effect soon to keep our city clean and clutter free.

Brush & Bulk Collection has changed

Effective July 1

  • Maximum of 10 cubic yards of brush and bulky trash pickup once per month
  • One yearly exception of 20 cubic yards of brush and bulky trash pickup allowed (must call 311 the week before set out to claim your annual exception)
  • Quantities set out above these limits will be measured, photographed, picked up and then billed on your City of Dallas Utility Bill (the fee will be assessed at a rate of $60 per five cubic yards over the limit, billed in five cubic yard increments)

How much is 10 cubic yards?

If you are not sure what 10 cubic yards looks like, you are not alone. One way to help visualize the amount of brush and bulk that can be set out every month is to think about a gas range that is 3ft. by 3ft. by 3ft. Ten of those ranges (or similar sized items) would add up to 15ft. by 6ft. by 3ft. which would be 10 cubic yards.

F.A.Q.

What is the difference between brush and bulky trash?

Brush is cuttings or trimmings, individual pieces not exceeding 8 inches in diameter or 10 feet in length, from trees, shrubs, or lawns and similar materials, which also may include yard trash consisting of leaves, twigs, and other similar objects.

Bulky trash is furniture, appliances (freon removed, if applicable), mattresses, small household trash that is bagged or containerized, and other household objects too large for routine placement in normal compaction-type collection vehicles via the provided rollcart. This does not include household garbage (bagged or un-bagged), wet solid waste, construction debris, automotive parts, soil, rocks, stones, tires, electronics, or household hazardous waste (e.g. chemicals, paints, fuel).

Who can set out brush and bulky trash?

Dallas residents that pay for garbage and recycling collection services on their City of Dallas Utility Bill (water bill) are eligible for monthly brush and bulky trash collection services. Non-residential (business) Sanitation customers are not eligible for brush and bulky trash collection services.

How much does it cost to set out brush and bulky trash?

Monthly brush and bulky trash collection services is included in the solid waste collection fee of $28.64 per month. Beginning July 1, 2020, brush and bulky trash set outs exceeding the 10 cubic yard (or once annual 20 cubic yard) limit will be subject to additional collection fees and possible citations.

Where the quantity of brush and bulky trash set out for collection exceeds 10 cubic yards and a request for an oversized brush and bulky trash collection was not submitted, the set out may be collected and a fee will be assessed on the dwelling unit’s utility bill. The fee will be assessed at a rate of $60 per five cubic yards, billed in five cubic yard increments.

How much brush and bulky trash can I set out?

Beginning July 1, 2020 the quantity of brush and bulky trash set out during a collection week may not exceed 10 cubic yards, unless the resident has designed their monthly collection as their one time per year oversized collection for the residence.

A resident may request one oversized brush and bulky trash collection per year to occur during one of their normal collection months by submitting a service request through the City’s 3-1-1 service, either online or by phone, before the beginning of the dwelling’s normally scheduled collection week. An oversized collection may not exceed 20 cubic yards or consist of more than 10 cubic yards of bulky trash.

Where do I set out brush and bulky trash?

Brush and bulky trash should be placed in separate piles just behind the curb line in front of your home.

  • Do not place in the street, on the sidewalk, or in any manner that will interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic or with solid waste collection service
  • Do not place within 5 feet of a rollcart, mailbox, fence or wall, water meter, telephone connection box, parked cars, fire hydrant, utility pole, or traffic sign
  • Do not place under low hanging tree limbs or power lines, in an alley, or in front of a vacant lot or business

When do I set out brush and bulky trash?

Brush and bulky trash may be set out as early as 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday prior to your collection week. Material must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the Monday of the pickup week.

Can I set out brush and bulky trash at other times of the month?

If you are in need of a brush or bulky item collection outside of your collection week, please use our Cost Plus service​.

Where can I take brush and bulky trash to dispose of it myself?

Dallas residents (with proof of residency: current driver’s license and water bill) may transport materials from their residence in cars, station wagons, pickup trucks or trailers less than fifteen feet in length at no charge to the landfill and transfer stations. Click here for facility locations and hours of operation. The driver of the vehicle is required to have a valid driver’s license to operate the vehicle in the facility.

How do I claim my annual 20 cubic yard exception?

A resident may request one oversized brush and bulky trash collection per year to occur during one of their normal collection months by submitting a service request through the City’s 3-1-1 service, either online or by phone, before the beginning of the dwelling’s normally scheduled collection week. An oversized collection may not exceed 20 cubic yards or consist of more than 10 cubic yards of bulky trash.

How do I measure cubic yards?

Cubic yards can be calculated by multiplying the depth, length, and width of the pile. If measuring in feet, divide cubic feet by 27 to convert to cubic yards and this is your answer. Example 10’ x 10’ x 10’ = 1,000’. 1,000/27 = 37.04 cubic yards.

A cubic yard calculator is provided on this site above.

My brush or bulky trash was not picked up. What do I do?

Submit a service request to 3-1-1 online or by phone to report the missed pickup.

Who do I contact with other questions?

Within the city of Dallas, call 3-1-1.  Outside of Dallas, call 214-670-3111.

Brush & Bulk Pickup Calendar

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