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Visit the City of Plano collection map for Trash, Recycling and Bulky Waste services offered by the City of Plano
City of Plano Collection Schedules
If your recycling or trash cart has a bad odor, rinse it out with ammonia and water.
If your trash or recycling cart has a crack or broken wheel, call the Plano Environmental Waste Services Customer Service at (972) 769-4150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have it repaired or replaced.
The monthly refuse fee on the Plano Utility Bill is for residents not able to reduce their cart size from the current 95-gallon trash cart. These residents pay $16.10 per month. Those who reduce their cart size to a 68-gallon trash cart pay $11.25 per month.
Plano residents are able to dispose of bulky waste themselves by visiting the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) transfer stations and regional disposal facility. Plano residents must take their current City of Plano utility bill that reflects garbage (waste) services and a current Texas driver's license with corresponding address for proof of residency.
Residents are allowed two (2) drop-offs per monthly utility bill cycles. Loads must arrive in a passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. Trailers of any size are also acceptable, as long as they are towed behind a passenger vehicle or pick-up truck. NOTE: Stake bed trucks and box trucks are not acceptable.
Disposal hours, locations and acceptable waste can be found under the DIY Disposal tab on the Residential Trash page.
To schedule a Household Chemical Collection call Environmental Waste Services Customer Service at (972) 769-4150 or click here to request a household chemical collection at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled household chemical collection day. Household chemical collections are scheduled by zip code:
75025 on Mondays
75023 on Tuesdays
75024 & 75093 on Wednesdays
75074, 75075 & 75094 on Thursdays
You will be instructed to place the items in a box marked "chemicals" at your collection point by 7 a.m., at least two feet from your refuse and recycling containers.
Learn more about Household Chemical Collection.
To dispose of old cooking oil call Environmental Waste Services at (972) 769-4150 or click here for a free cooking oil collection.
Oil must be contained in a sturdy, plastic container with a secure screw-top. Collection appointments will be scheduled for one or more gallons. The containers need to be placed at your regular trash pick up location site by 7 a.m. on the day of the scheduled collection. The cooking oil will be processed and used as bio-diesel fuel.
The following locations collect light bulbs or lamps:
Home Depot (Plano locations) and Lowe's (East Plano and Allen locations) accept CFLs.
Recycle Revolution (Dallas) will accept CFLs for a small fee.
Batteries Plus and Batteries Plus Bulbs stores collect incandescent, CFLs and LEDs for recycling.
Visit the City of Plano resource directory for a list of locations in Plano that accept Styrofoam for recycling
Visit the City of Plano resource directory for locations that accept wire hangers for recycling.
United Electronics Recycling (UER) partners with the City of Plano to accept strings of Christmas lights for recycling.