Garbage Pickup

Garbage service is contracted with Sanitation Solutions as of December 1, 2009.   A fee for garbage service is mandatory for all residential and commercial customers inside the city limits.  If you do not use the service, you will be charged the minimum rate for your class.

NOTICE TO UTILITY CUSTOMERS: Effective 3/1/2021, a service provider polycart will be furnished as part of the monthly curbside garbage collection service. Each residence will receive one 95-gallon polycart.  Additional carts may be obtained by calling City Hall at 903-567-2826. The polycart will remain the property of Sanitation Solutions. Damaged and/or stolen polycarts will be replaced at no charge to the customers. All garbage waste generated at the residence should be placed inside the polycart. The residence will also be allowed up to three items outside the cart (bagged trash, bundled limbs, or a combination of both). Polycarts should be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. the morning of the day of collection. It is the resident’s responsibility to take the polycart into their yard within 24 hours of being emptied. The area around the polycart should be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and must comply with all other City regulations regarding trash pickup.

Rates Effective 10/1/2021  
Residential Garbage Fee: $14.16/month Residential Extra Cart Fee: $2.21/month
Commercial Cart Garbage Fee: $27.99/month Commercial Extra Cart Fee: $17.25/month

 

Additional Information:

  • Property south of Elm Street will have Monday pick-up.
  • Property north of Elm Street, Lake Meadows Subdivision and Etheridge Farms Subdivision will have Friday pick-up.
  • Household trash only—bagged and tied. No loose trash.
  • Leaves must be bagged.
  • Boxes must be broken down and bundled weighing <35 pounds.
  • Brush and limbs must be tied in bundles no greater than 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight.  Loose items or bundles not meeting these standards will not be picked up by Sanitation Solutions.  This service excludes waste and debris from commercial tree services.  (This service replaces the City's monthly brush pickup service.  City staff will no longer pick up brush curbside or accept loose limbs, leaves and brush at the Utility Service Center on Arnold Paul Road.  Brush and leaves will be accepted at the Transfer Station based on appropriate charges for the load.)
  • The City does not have a landfill. Sanitation Solutions will pick up bulk items once per week up to 1 cubic yard.  This item will be picked up separately from your garbage.  All items must meet standards for acceptance by a landfill.  This includes refrigerators and freezers which must have CFCs removed by a certified technician (it will not be picked up without a technician-certified red tag), stoves and ranges, water heaters, swing sets, bicycles (without tires), scrap metal, copper and similar domestic appliances.  It excludes tires, batteries, paint, hazardous materials and construction debris produced by a commercial service provider hired by the customer.  Bulk items may also be taken to the transfer station for a fee.