Container Types

Waste Disposal Guidelines

Acceptable Waste

Non-hazardous solid waste, including:

  • Carpet
  • Construction and demolition waste (small amounts)
  • Dirt, rock, brick or dry concrete ((20 cubic yard boxes only and no more than half full - approximately 1.5 tons per square yard)
  • Empty drums or barrels (with ends cut out or cut in half)
  • Food waste
  • General office trash
  • Metal, general appliances, furniture
  • Paint cans (completely dry with lids removed)
  • Roofing materials (no more than three-fourths full)
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Wood, landscaping debris, construction debris

Prohibited Waste

  • Appliances
  • Foam Products
  • Hazardous Waste (radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic, etc.). For disposal options, call the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center at 214-553-1765
  • Items requiring special handling such as motor oil, batteries, wet concrete and items containing Freon
  • Liquid Waste
  • Tires
  • Whole Drums or Barrels

Recycling Guidelines

  • Cardboard
  • Single stream recycling (all recycling goes in one container)
    • Aluminum, steel, and tin cans
    • Bagged shredded paper
    • Glass bottles and jars (no dishes, mirrors, leaded glass)
    • Office paper, including magazines, newspaper, junk mail, telephone books, cardboard
    • Plastics Number 1 through Number 7 (no Styrofoam)

Roll-Off Containers