The MPE garbage pick-up is every Friday for both regular trash and recycling starting 12/9/2022.
Rollcarts for garbage pick-up are provided by the City of Dallas. They are for household garbage only. Please do not place any yard waste, liquids, or hot ashes in the cart. Do no put leaves, brush, or other bulky items in the rollcart.
Place the rollcart with the handle toward your home. Locate the cart with 3 feet of clearance on each side and 1 foot in back of the rollcart to allow the collection arm to grasp the cart.
BULK TRASH PICKUP
Brush, large limbs, shrubbery, bagged leaves (up to 50 gallon capacity), old appliances, furniture, mattresses and other non-hazardous bulky items are picked up curbside during the week of the 4th Monday (District 4) of each month. You are allowed to set out your bulk trash on your front curb the Thursday prior to our pickup week (check our calendar for more details). The city will usually NOT collect debris from construction or remodeling (lumber, sheetrock, etc.), rocks, bricks, concrete, or dirt.
Materials must be set out at the front of your property line (not on sidewalks) by 7 a.m. on the first day of the collection week. Please see the calendar for this month's collection date.
To maintain the cleanliness and appearance of our neighborhood, please do not place your materials curbside earlier than the Thursday before our collection week. Putting bulky trash out prior to that time is subject to a $200.00 fine by the city.
Should you have an emergency such as trees being cut down or torn down by nature, you can call 214-670-8613 for "Cost +" service. The cost is reasonable and your responsibility. However, the city crews may take a week or two to collect the materials. As neighbors, we need to understand that this clean up is for the good of the neighborhood. So, please be understanding of the mess while our neighbors are cleaning up and waiting on the city to schedule pick-up.
Another option is the Dallas City Dump located at 7677 Fair Oaks Avenue. The collection station is open everyday but accepts different materials depending on the day. Click here to see the collection schedule for the Fair Oaks collection station.
July 4th, Thanksgiving (Thurs. and Fri.), Christmas and New Years Day when falling on Thursday or Monday.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What materials can I recycle? How do I prepare materials for recycling?
Effective 2005, we no longer have to separate out recyclable items. The City of Dallas provides a Blue Rollcart and all that is asked is that we rinse out the recyclables before you put them into the Rollcart.
They may include the following:
newspapers and inserts that are clean, dry, and non-yellowed. Do Not set them out in the rain
magazines, catalogs, junk-mail, paper back books, phone books, brown paper bags, food boxes, detergent boxes, egg cartons, cardboard boxes and cereal boxes
glass containers of any color (if the glass is broken, you need to put it in a paper bag first)
Items with codes 1,2,3,4,5,6; and 7, that are rinsed and with the caps removed
steel/tin food cans that are flattened
These items are not recyclable:
Plastic bags/plastic film
loose broken glass
wires and cables
clothes and light bulbs
What is my designated collection day? Will it change?
Collection is provided weekly, on one of your regular garbage collection day. MPE's collection day is Tuesday (every Tuesday). Please place your recyclables beside your garbage by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day. Existing collection schedules will remain unchanged to the greatest extent and you will be notified by mail if your collection day changes.
Where do I call to report missed set outs or for more information?
If by 6 p.m., on your collection day your recyclable materials have not been collected, call 311 to report it. Also, call 311 if you have any questions.
Why do I have an orange sticker on my recyclables?
Sometimes, residents find their recyclables still sitting on the curb or in the alley after collection time with an orange sticker on the bag. This usually means the bag contained something that is not accepted in the Dallas program. Do not include rubber bands, plastic wrap, hard back books, pizza boxes, waxed cardboard, window glass, light bulbs, ceramics, mirrors, Pyrex, fiberglass, aluminum foil, pie plates, metal parts, plastic bags, Styrofoam peanuts, chemical containers or plastic or metal toys.
Read about the benefits of recycling and buying recycled goods. These are great web links that provide valuable information such as reducing junk mail, learning the various recycling symbols and what they mean, and how small efforts make a big difference in our world.