Contact Information1260 Columbia Dr.
Main Number: 972-744-4111
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In most cases, the trash is collected in the alley behind the home where the property line meets the alley. The primary exception to that method is on streets with unpaved alleys. For homes on these streets, collection occurs at the front curb. In front curb collection, bags should be set out on the parkway (the grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb). City Solid Waste crews will only collect bagged trash and/or 1 cubic foot of loose trash, such as twigs or small appliance boxes, that is easily accessible. The City of Richardson does not use any type of receptacle and crews do not retrieve bagged trash out of them.
Note: Regular Trash Solid Waste crews are NOT allowed to collect any trash bag that weighs more than 50 pounds. In the case of bulky or heavy trash, the resident must call or make an online request for a Special Collection.
You may purchase Black Bags from the City because these bags meet code requirements. Regardless of where the bags are purchased, the City recommends black or dark-colored bags that are 2 mils in thickness, to ensure proper collection.
You may also drop-off your regular trash at the following location:
You must provide a drivers license and current water bill for proof of residency
- Transfer Station, 1601 E. Lookout Drive, 972-234-3247
Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Note: The Transfer Station does not accept hazardous waste (including toxic, corrosive, and flammable chemicals) or electronics. Please check our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) page to determine what items cannot be dropped off as regular trash and where you can dispose of those items properly.