Brush and Bulky Goods Collection Returns to Regular Schedule
Environmental Waste Services announces that its weekly brush and bulky goods collection service will return to regular Tuesday through Friday collection schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 28.
To date, more than 10,000 tons of brush have been collected from Garland neighborhoods in the seven weeks since the December ice storm. A typical year yields 13,000 tons of brush. The brush is taken to the C.M. Hinton, Jr. Regional Landfill, where it is ground into mulch.
The mulching process has already begun, and EWS estimates that it will take four to six weeks to grind all the brush. Mulch is available at no cost to Garland residents at the landfill, located at 3175 Elm Grove Rd., or at the Drop-Off Recycling Center, 1426 Commerce St.
If you have questions about brush or bulky waste at your home, please email Customer Service at email@example.com or call 972-205-3500.
Guidelines for Efficient Collection of Brush and Bulky Goods:
· Place at the collection point at the front curb and place away from stationary obstacles such as mailboxes, phone pedestals, electrical and cable boxes and low hanging wires
· Materials should not create a safety hazard by blocking the view of motorists
· Materials blocked by vehicles cannot be collected in order to avoid damage to parked vehicles
· Brush should not be mixed with other bulky waste such as mattresses and furniture
Residents are also reminded that they can haul bulky waste material at no cost to the Transfer Station, located at 1434 Commerce St. or to the C.M. Hinton, Jr. Regional Landfill, located at 3175 Elm Grove Rd. in Rowlett. Brush can also be hauled at no cost to the Wood Recycling Facility, located at the landfill. Residents must present their driver’s license and a copy of their most current utility bill. Hours of operation for the Transfer Station are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and hours for the Landfill and Wood Recycling Facility are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brush & Bulky Goods Collection is provided for large household items that will not fit into your green trash container. All items placed for collection should be generated by residents at their own property. The city does not collect contractor-generated waste from construction repairs, remodeling jobs or treen/lawn work. Please follow these guidelines to facilitate brush & bulky waste collections:
Brush, bulky waste, appliances and bagged grass and leaves should be set out in separate, distinct piles.
Avoid placing brush or bulky waste near mailbox, cable box, sprinkler heads, overhanging limbs or other stationary obstructions.
Waste blocked by a parked vehicle will not be collected due to risk of damaging the vehicle.
Avoid placing brush where it interferes with motorist visibility.
Brush pickup is for residents who have performed tree or brush work on their property only.
Brush may be placed out any day within a week of collection. All other bulky items may only be placed at curbside after 6 a.m. on the day before collection. Brush and bulky items should be set out for collection no later than 7 a.m. on collection day.
Construction debris pickup is for residents who have performed remodeling work on their own property only and can be set out for collection only four times per year during each calendar year.
If we do not pick up your brush or bulky waste, we will leave a tag affixed to the pile explaining why it was not collected.