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Proper Separation

We accept four types of items for brush and bulky waste collection. Material should be placed between the sidewalk and curb in the front yard in separate piles:

  1. Limbs, tree trunks and brush trimmings: separate from other bulk materials so they can be ground into mulch. The mulch is offered to Garland residents at no charge and frees up landfill space. Click here for more information about mulch.
  2. Appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers: remove contents and tape doors shut.
  3. Bags of leaves and grass: Click here for information on reducing organic waste going to the landfill through composting and grasscycling.
  4. Bulky goods, including trash items that will not fit into household cart, such as:
    • Mattresses
    • Furniture
    • Carpet
    • Building, construction and remodeling materials from small household remodeling projects completed by the resident and arranged in manageable piles (allowed four times per calendar year)
    • Gypsum board (sheetrock) broken and placed in a cardboard box weighing no more than 40 lbs.
    • Lumber
    • Wood Fencing
    • Wire
    • Window glass and mirrors placed in an cardboard box, taped shut and clearly marked “ Glass”  or “Broken Glass” to prevent accidents

We cannot accept the following items for curbside collection:

  1. Material in bags or boxes weighing more than 40 lbs.
  2. Household chemicals, including paint, pesticides, fertilizer, pool chemicals.  Click here for information on proper disposal of household chemicals.
  3. Roofing material, concrete, asphalt, rocks, dirt, and bricks. You may transport these items to the landfill or hire a private company to haul away the material. Click here for information on our residential roll-off program. 
  4. Household garbage placed outside the trash cart.