Accepted & Unaccepted Materials

We accept four types of items for brush and bulky waste collection. 

  • All material should be placed between the sidewalk and curb in the front yard in separate piles that are at least 4 feet apart.
  • Materials should not be placed underneath electrical wires or tree branches.
  • Materials should not be placed near or on-top of utilities or permanent fixtures, such as fences or mailboxes.
  • Materials will not be collected if blocked by a vehicle.
  • Items should be set-out curbside before 7 a.m. on the day of collection.

Accepted brush and bulky items

  • Limbs, tree trunks, and brush trimmings. 
    • Please keep length between 3 and 7 feet. 
    • Please stack branches in the same direction.
  • Appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers.
    • Remove contents and tape doors shut.
  • Paper or clear bags of leaves and grass.
    • Please do not place leaves and grass in black household trash bags.
    • Bagged items should weigh no more than 40 lbs.
  • Bulky goods, that will not fit into the green cart, such as:
    • Building, construction and remodeling materials from small household remodeling projects completed by the resident and arranged in manageable piles 
      • Construction/demolition waste may only be set out four times per calendar year. Completing a large project? Click here for information on our residential roll-off program.
      • Please bag, box or bundle all smaller items, including; piping, wire, and plumbing fixtures.
      • All bagged, boxed, or bundled items should weigh no more than 40 lbs.
    • Carpet
    • Furniture
    • Gypsum board (sheetrock)
      • Please place in a labeled disposable box weighing no more than 40 lbs.
    • Lumber
    • Mattresses
    • Window glass and mirrors placed in a cardboard box taped shut and clearly marked Glass or Broken Glass to prevent accidents
    • Wire
    • Wood Fencing

Unaccepted brush and bulky Items

We cannot accept the following items for curbside collection:

  • Household chemicals, including paint, pesticides, fertilizer, pool chemicals.
    • Click here for more information on household hazardous waste.
  • Household garbage placed outside the trash cart.
  • Material in bags or boxes weighing more than 40 pounds.
  • Roofing materials, concrete, asphalt, rocks, dirt, pallets, and bricks. 
    • Bring these items directly to the landfill or hire a private company to haul away the material. 
    • Completing a remodeling project? Click here for information on our residential roll-off program.
  • Tires
    • Please take tires to a recycler.
  • Mirrors and glass not placed in a clearly marked cardboard box.
  • Lawn waste or construction debris generated at another address.

REMINDER

Help us provide timely service and keep Garland safe and clean. 

  • Please leave at least 4 feet of space between items for collection. 
  • Do not place brush and bulky items underneath electrical wires or tree branches. 
  • Avoid placing brush or bulky waste near the mailbox, fences, electrical and cable boxes, phone pedestals, sprinkler heads, overhanging limbs or other stationary obstructions.
  • Materials will not be collected if blocked by a vehicle.
  • Items should be set-out curbside before 7 a.m on the day of collection.

See Chapter 52: Environmental Waste Services of Garland's Code of Ordinances

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