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Container Types

Front-Load Containers

Front load containers are available in 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 cubic yards. Certiain features available up request include: Casters for 2, 3 and 4 cubic yard sizes and Gravity locking devices (prevent unauthorized dumping).

Guidelines

Acceptable Waste:

Non-hazardous solid waste, including:

  • Carpet
  • Construction and demolition waste (small amounts)  
  • Dirt, rock, brick or dry concrete (small amounts)
  • Empty drums or barrels (with ends cut out or cut in half)
  • Food waste
  • General office trash
  • Paint cans (completely dry with lids removed)
  • Shrink Wrap

Prohibited Waste:

  • Appliances
  • Foam Products
  • Hazardous Waste (radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic, etc.) - for disposal options, call the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center at 214-553-1765
  • Items requiring special handling such as motor oil, batteries, wet concrete and items containing Freon
  • Liquid Waste
  • Tires
  • Whole Drums or Barrels

Front Load Recycling Containers

Guidelines

  • Cardboard
  • Single stream recycling (all recycling goes in one container)
    • Aluminum, steel, and tin cans
    • Bagged shredded paper 
    • Glass bottles and jars (no dishes, mirrors, leaded glass)
    • Office paper, including magazines, newspaper, junk mail, telephone books, cardboard
    • Plastics # 1- #7 (no Styrofoam)

Roll-Off Containers

Guidelines

Acceptable Waste:

Non-hazardous solid waste, including:  

  • Shrink-wrap
  • General office trash
  • Paint Cans (must be completely dry with lids removed)
  • Wood, landscaping debris, construction debris
  • Metal, carpet, general appliances, furniture
  • Rock, dirt, brick and concrete (20 cubic yard boxes only and no more than ½ full – approximately 1.5 tons per square yard)
  • Roofing materials (no more than ¾ full)

Prohibited Waste:

  • Tires
  • Liquid Waste
  • Hazardous Waste (radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic, etc.) - for disposal options, call the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center at 214-553-1765
  • Items requiring special handling such as motor oil, batteries, wet concrete and items containing Freon