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Trash and Recycling
411 W. Arapaho Rd. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. Main Line: 972-744-4220


Residential and Commercial Services
Residential solid waste collection is provided twice a week and residential recycling is provided once a week to approximately 27,500 households. Additionally, the Public Services Department collects Commercial solid waste from approximately 1,500 customers up to six times a week.

Residential recycling service and twice-weekly trash pickup will
resume effective Monday, April 27.

The services had been operating on a modified schedule since April 9 due to staffing shortages created by COVID-19. Full staffing levels have returned, enabling normal collections to resume.

While recycling services were suspended, residents were still able to drop off their recyclables at two locations. The recycle bin at the Westside Pump Station, 101 N. Cottonwood Dr., will remain in place and continue to be open daily from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. The recycle drop off bins that have been in place at the Service Center will no longer be in service as of Monday.

Even with the resumption of normal collection service, please continue to abide by the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep sanitation workers safe. If someone in your household is sick, the CDC recommends double bagging your trash before setting it on the curb for collection. When handling potentially contaminated items such as gloves and facemasks, remember to wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after handling trash bags.

Ways to Find Your Trash and Recycling Days
MyRichardson smartphone app
or call 972-744-4111.



Remember to THINK BIG

Item Less that 50 lbs.?
Place with Regular Solid Waste Pickup

No BABIC Call Necessary

Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC)
There have been no changes to BABIC service at this time. The City has seen an increase in BABIC calls with the onset of spring and more people staying home due to COVID-19. To help crews meet this new demand, residents are asked to “Think Big” by only requesting BABIC when there is a sufficient amount of material to require a truck to haul the waste.

Items weighing 50 or more pounds, such as large furniture or appliances, should be set out for BABIC. Small piles of brush, lawn clippings and anything else weighing less than 50 lbs. should be disposed of through regular solid waste pickup.

Learn More about BABIC


Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to a disability that substantially limits your mobility, please contact the Response Center at


Holiday Schedule
The City of Richardson schedules holiday make-up days for recycling collection. No holiday make-up days are provided for regular trash.

Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC)
This service helps residents dispose of large amounts of brush or oversized items like unwanted appliances or furniture that cannot be placed out for regular trash collection.

What Can Be Recycled?
Recycling helps prevent nearly 86.9 million tons of material from being disposed of in the US each year. Help prevent unnecessary waste by recycling approved empty, clean and dry items.

Compost & Mulch
Composting or mulching your food scraps and yard waste will decrease the amount of trash Richardson sends to the landfill by 20-30%. Learn how you can help keep these materials out of landfills.

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