Solid Waste (Garbage & Recycling)

The Solid Waste Division manages contracts for residential garbage collection, recycling, landfill operations, landfill gas to energy development and provides brush and bulky collection service. To find your Garbage, Recycling, Brush & Bulky (Green Grabber ) collection days, view or download Garbage/ Recycling/ Brush & Bulky Collection Schedule.

In addition to weekly pick up, there are several facilities that will accept residential waste from Farmers Branch residents. To learn more please view of download Where Does It Go? or contact Public Works at 972.919.2597 with questions.

Recycling (Blue Carts)


Residential recycling collection is provided by Community Waste Disposal.
Curbside recycling service requires residents to use a vendor provided cart. During the programs first year approximately 85% of homes in Farmers Branch participated in the voluntary program. The City still provides recycling drop off at the Citizen Collection Station. To request a Recycling Cart delivered to or picked up from your residence, please contact the City of Farmers Branch Public Works Department at 972.919.2597.

Garbage Collection


Residential garbage collection is provided by Community Waste Disposal (CWD). Service begins at 7 AM and typically runs through 5 PM. Please place garbage out by 7 AM as there is no set scheduled collection time for your street and routes are subject to change. Please contact CWD at 972.392.9300 with any service questions or concerns.

Green Grabber Service

Brush & Bulky trash collection, or Green Grabber service is provided by City staff every week. Please place items out for collection prior to 7 AM on your collection day. Bulky may be set out no earlier than 6 PM the day before service. Please contact Public Works at 972.919.2597 if you have questions about Brush & Bulky service.

Citizen Collection Station


Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM, Farmers Branch residents may take the following items to the Citizen Collection Station:
  • Large trash and debris
  • Regular household garbage and recycling items
  • Electronics for recycling (e-recycling)
The facility is located at 1399 Valley View Lane and serves Farmers Branch residents only. There is no cost to use the Citizen Collection Station and proof of residency is required (i.e. utility bill, drivers license). No commercial vehicles or contractors will be permitted to use the site. The site is closed on observed City Holidays. Contact Public Works with questions about this facility at 972.919.2597.

Special Waste Pick-Up


The City provides a weekly “Special Waste” Pick-Up. This service is typically on Wednesdays. The only items that are picked up at this time are motor oil, oil filters, car or boat batteries, glass panes, mirrors, and car or truck tires. Residents must call Public Works office at 972.919.2597 on Monday for this service. Items must be out by 7 a.m. We DO NOT pick up paint or pesticides.


Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center
The City partners with the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center providing a free disposal service of hazardous household waste for our residents. The Home Chemical Collection Center is located at 11234 Plano Road, Dallas 75243. A list of all approved items for disposal, hours of operation and other facts may be found at Dallas County's Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Camelot Landfill


The City of Farmers Branch owns the Camelot Landfill located in Lewisville. The Camelot Landfill is a Type I municipal solid waste disposal facility. The site accepts municipal solid waste from Farmers Branch as well as other cities in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area.
Farmers Branch residents may take trash and other debris to the landfill for disposal with proof of residency (i.e. driver's license, utility bill) at no charge. Personal businesses will be assessed a tipping fee and other applicable charges to dispose of trash or debris. The Camelot Landfill is located at 580 Huffines Boulevard in Lewisville. Take I-35 north to Highway 121 Business (exit 450). Go east on Highway 121 for about three miles then right on Huffines. Hours of operation are from 7 AM to 4:45 PM, Monday through Friday and 7 AM to noon on Saturday.

​Holidays 

Garbage & Recycling is provided by CWD.  CWD observes three holidays per year.
Green Grabber Service (Brush & Bulky) is provided by City of Farmers Branch staff.  City staff observe nine holidays per year. To confirm your next day of service please print or view the Garbage/Recycling/Brush & Bulky Collection Schedule   
 NO Garbage & Recycling on:                        NO Green Grabber Service (Brush & Bulky) on: 
  • New Years Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Garbage & Recycling Service is 
provided on all but three holidays.

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day


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