Proper Separation

We accept four (4) categories of items for brush and bulky waste collection, and each should be placed between the sidewalk and curb in front yard in separate, distinct piles:

  1. Limbs, tree trunks, brush trimmings: Must be separated from other bulk materials so that they can be ground into mulch and returned to Garland residents at no charge and not take up valuable 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 and pad
    • Large empty, flattened cardboard boxes (click here for information about cardboard recycling)
    • Building/construction/remodeling materials from small household remodeling projects completed by resident and arranged in “manageable piles”
    • Gypsum board (sheetrock) should be broken and placed in a cardboard box weighing no more than 50 lbs.)
    • Construction debris allowed only four times per calendar year
    • Lumber
    • Wood Fencing
    • Wire
    • Window glass and mirrors when placed in an enclosed, taped cardboard box clearly marked “ Glass”  or “Broken Glass” to prevent accidents to collection drivers, children and passers by
  5. We cannot accept the following items for curbside collection:
    • Material in bags or boxes weighing more than 50 lbs.
    • Household chemicals, including paint, pesticides, fertilizer, pool chemicals.  Click here for information on proper disposal of household chemicals.
  6. Roofing material, concrete, asphalt, rocks, dirt, bricks, and tires
    • You may transport these items and up to four tires to Garland’s landfill or hire a private company to haul away these materials
    • Click here for information on our residential roll-off program
  7. Household garbage outside the trash cart