Trash and Recycling Collection
Commercial and Multi-Family
Addison does not provide commercial and multi-family solid waste collection services. Businesses and apartment complexes contract with private collection companies of their choice. Please contact your building management for information.
Addison contracts with CWD, for the collection of garbage and recycling from single-family residences. Days of collection are Monday and Thursday beginning at 7:00 a.m. Please do not put any type of trash or recycling items out any sooner than 6:00 p.m. the night before collection day per Town Ordinance. Holiday service is suspended for Thanksgiving and Christmas if the holiday falls on a Monday or Thursday. Garbage is to be placed in one way receptacles (i.e. garbage bags) of sufficient strength to hold 35 pounds and placed 3 feet away from your reycling cart, as pictured below. If your trash or recycling pick up is missed, please contact CWD at 972.392.9300, Option 2.
Special Collection (for single-family Residents ONLY)
Addison staff will conduct a home pickup for bulk items and brush. We do not collect propane tanks or white goods (refrigerators, microwaves, ovens) that have not had refigerants removed from the appliance.
Please allow a minimum of 48 business hours for staff to respond; emergencies and special job operations may delay field crew response time.
In addition, brush that is generated by a private service provider are the responsibility of the contractor to dispose of. The Town only picks up for Residential maintenance and work that was performed.
Collection for these items can be arranged by contacting the Infrastructure and Development Services Department at 972.450.2871, for the collection from single-family residences. Items such as hot water heaters, appliances, furniture, tree limbs, bags of leaves, paint, and batteries (among many other items) qualify for special collection at no extra charge to you!
Household Chemicals - All Addison Residents (including apartment residents):
The House Hazardous Waste Program allows all residents to dispose of household chemical products the responsible way. Click here for more information regarding the Household Hazardous Waste Program. If you live in a house, you may call our department for a pick up 972-450-2871.
Electronics Disposal - All Addison Residents (including apartment residents):
Addison partners with Erecycler to offer free recycling of electronics to Addison residents during the Addison Community Garage Sale. This event takes place twice a year on the first Saturday of May and October at the Crunch Fitness parking lot at 3854 Belt Line.
In addition, residents may dispose of electronics free of charge at the Dallas County Collection Center, located at 11234 Plano Road in Dallas. You may call them at 214-553-1765 or click here for more information.
Electronic Disposal/Recycling useful information:
Erecycler- recycling for businesses, organizations, and communities. They work with the Town of Addison to provide free recycling for residents twice a year.
Snappy Salads- Each location recycles compact fluorescent light bulbs and batteries at no cost. Twice a year, they have an electronic waste recycling roundup.
Target- Customers may recycle cell phones, ink cartridges, MP3 players, plastic bags, plastic bottles, cans, and glass.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality- Television recycling.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality- Computer recyling.
United Electronic Recycling- Recycle most electonics for free. Provides collection events most Saturday of the month or you may dropp off items at their Farmers Branch office.
Do you or someone you know have needles or syringes that need to be thrown away? The good news is they are not medical waste so they can be thrown out with your normal refuse collection. However, for the safety of yourself and others the Town of Addison does recommend the following four easy steps to promote safe disposal:
1) Place needles in a hard plastic or metal container with a tightly secured lid. Label the container “Sharps” or “Needles”.
2) Keep the container out of the reach of children and pets.
3) When the container is full, seal and reinforce its lid with heavy duty tape.
4) Dispose of the sealed container in the household trash.
Do you have unwanted or expired medicines for disposal?
Learn more on how you can be environmentally conscious at our Stormwater & Pollution Prevention page.
Resources for Recycling Other Items
Wheels for Wishes benefits Make-A-Wish North Texas: They tow away, auction off and recycle old cars free of charge.
benefits families, individuals, and senior adults who are coping with a cirsis sitution. You may recycle gently used items by donating to their resale store. They cover indiviudals living in Addison, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Coppell and the Dallas zip code 75287.
benefits homeless cats and dogs. Founded in 1976, it is the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. You may recycle gently used items by donating to their thrift store. Please visit their website or call 972-438-5463
provides a complete source for commercial lifecycle management (furniture, electronics, and other items).
Target & Walmart provide plastic bag recycling to customers. You will find the bins near the entrance of both stores.