Interim Changes to Irving Solid Waste Services Effective Oct. 1
|INTERIM SCHEDULE BEGINNING OCT. 1|
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- Each address is limited to 15 bags per week (including trash, grass and/or leaf bags).
- All trash waste shall be placed inside trash bags that must be tied/closed.
- Individual bags cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
- Brush collection is limited to 4 cubic yards each week.
- Tree and shrub trimmings shall be cut in 4-foot lengths, weigh under 50 pounds and be placed with cut end toward the curb.
- Brush must be placed in an area free of obstructions (parked cars, overhead lines, mailboxes, fire hydrants, etc.) so the boom truck can easily access the debris without interference.
- Brush resulting from work performed by a contractor must be removed and disposed of by the contractor.
- A maximum of four bulky items is allowed for collection each week.
- Bulky must be placed in an area free of obstructions (parked cars, overhead lines, mailboxes, fire hydrants, etc.) so the boom truck can easily access the debris without interference.
- A bulky item is defined as a household item that is easily moveable around the house, for example, a sofa, chair, table, lamp, mattress, etc.
- When placing refrigerators at your curb for collection, please remove doors and contact Solid Waste Services to confirm collection day.
Items Not Collected Curbside
- Rock, scrap building material or other construction and demolition debris are not accepted for curbside pickup. Items prohibited either can be hauled to the landfill (fees apply) or contact the city for a roll-off container (fees apply).
- Items from general cleanup of vacant or improved property.
- All recycling shall be placed inside blue bags which must be tied/closed.
- Boxes can be broken down/flattened with a blue bag placed on top.
- Construction and demolition debris will not be collected at the curb.
- Residents can dispose of construction and demolition debris at the landfill. Standard landfill fees apply, and proof of residency is required (utility bill and photo ID with matching addresses).
- Examples include toilet, tub, sink, countertop, flooring, cabinetry, doors, windows, light fixtures, sheetrock, insulation, roofing, fencing, concrete, asphalt, rock, dirt, bricks, sand, A/C systems, pool materials/parts and other construction materials.
- Debris resulting from work performed by a contractor must be removed and disposed of by the contractor.
Irving residents have free access to drop off limited items at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 110 E. Hunter Ferrell Road. To access the landfill for free, residents must provide identification (drivers license, state identification card, etc.) and an Irving utility bill with a matching address.
Free Daily Drop-Off Service
During regular landfill hours, residents can bring the following items for disposal for no additional fee:
- Up to 150 pounds of bagged household trash
- Loose leaves (not contaminated)
- Loose grass clipping (not contaminated)
- Clean brush (not contaminated)
- Recyclable materials (not contaminated)
- Dirt, brick, gravel, etc. (not contaminated)
Standard landfill fees apply to construction and demolition debris.
Leaves, grass clippings, brush, recyclables and other accepted items must be separated and not contain other materials or trash.
Free Landfill Saturdays
Residents can bring bulky items, as well as items accepted during daily drop-off service, quarterly on Free Landfill Saturdays for disposal with no additional fee. Standard landfill fees apply to construction and demolition debris.
Subscribe to the Solid Waste Services calendar to receive email notices of special disposal days and events, including shredding and hazardous household waste collection.
The city’s interim collection plan addresses the ongoing staffing shortage while providing scheduled pick up of residential refuse to ensure consistent, ongoing service.
The traditional SWS collection model for Irving residents is no longer viable in today’s employment market. The physical labor demands of hand-collecting unlimited trash twice-per-week in a city with over 256,000 residents has become unsustainable for an exhausted workforce. Collection employees with Commercial Driver’s Licenses (required to operate a garbage truck) seek alternative employment that provides greater pay opportunities and less physical labor.
For more information, contact Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-8059.