The City of Irving Solid Waste Services Department continues to experience a staffing shortage that impacts recycling, brush and bulky collection services. Irving has proactively recruited for months to fill the necessary positions for solid waste collection services, and the staffing situation has improved. However, several positions remain open, and surges in service demands do impact day-to-day operations. The hard-working Solid Waste Services employees are working to keep up with the demand.
As a result, residents will continue to experience collection delays. Demand and resources currently fluctuate on a daily basis. Trash collection is prioritized, delaying collection of recycling and brush and bulky collections when demand surges.
Residents are reminded to place recycling at the curb on their scheduled recycling collection day. If recycling is not collected on its scheduled collection day, residents should leave blue recycling bags at the curb for collection on the following schedule:
Regular Scheduled Recycling
Alternative Scheduled Recycling
If brush/bulky is not collected on its scheduled collection day, it will be collected as soon as staffing levels allow.
Alternative Drop-Off Opportunity
The city understands that many residents may be impacted by the waste left at the curb. If brush/bulky collection is delayed, residents are encouraged to:
- Drop off brush and bulky waste materials and recycling at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill, 110 E. Hunter Ferrell Road.
- Disposal drop-off times are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- Drop-off availability is for residents only, and individuals are required to show proof of residency.
The city recognizes that this is not an ideal solution, but would rather be transparent about the issue. The City of Irving thanks residents for their patience and understanding while the department works to resume normal operations as soon as possible.
For questions, call (972) 721-8059. Visit the Recycling Drop-Off Station and Brush and Bulky Waste Collection pages for details.
Actively Seeking Applicants
The City of Irving currently is seeking to fill multiple positions across the organization. Working for the City of Irving is a great opportunities, such as:
- Competitive pay
- Great benefits
- Work close to home
- Make a positive impact in the community
To apply for a city position or to view other available employment opportunities, visit the City of Irving jobs page.