Residential Regular Trash

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Contact Information:
1260 Columbia Dr
Main Number: 972-744-4111
Answered 24/7

General Information about Residential Regular Trash:

Each household in Richardson is provided with regular trash collection service twice each week. All trash must be easily accessible and located only at the collection point.

  • Monday & Thursday: Homes South of Arapaho Rd
  • Tuesday & Friday: Homes North of Arapaho Rd

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Collection Point

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.

Set-out Time

City Ordinance requires that regular trash be set out at the collection point by 7:00 A.M. on the Regular Trash Collection day. City Ordinance also prohibits residents from allowing regular trash bags to be set or left out on days other than designated collection days.


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.

Drop Off Centers

You may also drop-off your regular trash at the following location:

  • 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 page to determine what items cannot be dropped off as regular trash and where you can dispose of those items properly.

Trash will not be collected on scheduled City holidays

There will be no makeup days for trash collection. See the Residential Recycling page for information on recycling makeup days.