Recycling Options in Irving

INTERIM SCHEDULE BEGINNING OCT. 1

Note: There will no longer be twice per week trash collection.

  • All trash, recycling, brush and bulky collections are performed once per week on the same day. View the collection map.
  • The city is divided into four service areas, and collection will take place on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday depending on where the resident lives.
  • If collection day falls on a city holiday, collection will shift to the next day for each service day within the holiday week (Monday to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday and Thursday to Friday).
  • 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.
  • Waste must be placed at curb by 7 a.m. on collection day and after 6 p.m. the night before collection.
  • Residents can only place solid waste for collection at the address listed on their utility account.
  • Trash, recycling, brush and bulky piles must be separated by 2 to 3 feet of unobstructed space.
  • If exceeding quantity or size limits on collection day, residents are encouraged to contact Solid Waste Services regarding a special collection to pick up excess items (special collection fees apply).
  • Residents may haul additional trash, brush or bulk items free of charge to the Hunter Ferrell Landfill. 
  • Landfill fees will apply for construction and demolition debris. Residents may rent a roll-off container (roll-off fees apply) to dispose of these materials.


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What can be recycled?

  • Aluminum and steel food cans
  • Corrugated cardboard (broken down and put inside the blue bag or placed underneath)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper
    • Catalogs
    • Junk mail (direct mail)
    • Magazines
    • Mixed office paper
    • Newspaper
    • Paper bags
    • Phone books
    • School paper
  • Paperboard boxes (cereal, macaroni, etc.)
  • Plastic containers numbers 1-3 and 5-7

Nonrecyclable Items

  • Bottles that have contained pesticides, motor oil or other hazardous materials
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Plastics number 4, which includes items such as plastic grocery, produce and frozen food bags. Items can be returned to most grocery stores and placed in a container usually located near the entrance.
  • Plate glass, auto glass, ceramics, etc.
  • Styrofoam or packing peanuts
  • Yard waste

For more information on recycling collection days, contact Solid Waste Services at (972) 721-8059.