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Code Enforcement officials are reminding residents that recycling containers should be stored out of sight from the street as of October 1.
   As part of the new ordinance that created the curbside recycling program earlier this year, carts are designated for storage away from public view when not placed out for collection. This could be in the back yard of the home, in the garage or behind a screening fence, if stored beside the house.
   Code Enforcement has provided a helpful video tutorial of how to construct a simple screening fence at A sample screening fence and recycling container can be seen in the lobby at City Hall. If any resident is unable to construct, or afford to construct, a screening fence, there may be assistance available from local civic agencies (as resources are available). 
   For more information on screening requirements, call Code Enforcement at 972.919.1414.
   Similarly, residents are reminded that City Code specifies certain time frames that material can be placed out for trash or recycling collection. Whether it be trash, recycling, brush or bulk, items SHOULD NOT be placed out for collection earlier than 6 p.m. the day BEFORE designated collection.
   Likewise, recycling containers SHOULD BE returned to their storage locations no later than 9 a.m. the day AFTER scheduled service. Materials and containers out too early or left out too late is a violation of City Code and may result in a court citation.  
   For more information on solid waste collection, or to find out what collection days are, call 972.919.2597 or visit


SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 3360

  • Recyclables will be collected once a week beginning the first week of April 2016.
  • For efficient driver retrieval, place blue cart with handles toward the street by 7 a.m.
  • Separate recyclables and trash by 3 feet
  • The only recycle containers at this time will be the vendor provided 95-gallon cart.
  • 95-gallon carts will be delivered beginning the week of March 21, 2016.
  • Place 95-gallon cart 3 feet away from any obstacles such as mailboxes, cars, gas meters or drainage ditches
  • Carts should not be placed in the street, that is they should be placed behind curb line and not adjacent to alleyways or fencing
  • Carts should be retrieved before 9 a.m. the day after designated service day
  • See map for designated service day

Recycling route map

  • Plastic Containers #1 - 5 and #7 (No styrofoam)
  • Aluminum, Steel & Tin Containers
  • Glass Bottles & Containers
  • Newspapers
  • Corrugated Cardboard and Boxboard
  • Mixed Paper (i.e.junk mail, envelopes, magazines)

  • Paper Towels, Facial Tissues & Toilet Tissue
  • Plastic Bags and Packaging
  • Wax-Coated Paper Drink Containers
  • Food & Wet Waste
  • Paper, Plastic & Styrofoam Serving Items
  • Grass Clippings
  • Shredded Paper
  • More "no" materials - Ceramics, Dishes, Coffee Mugs, Drinking Glasses, Light Bulbs, Pyrex, Flammable, Toxic, Hazardous, Medical Waste and Syringes

  • Garbage will be collected twice a week
  • Farmers Branch collection days are Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday
  • Place all items at your front curb by 7 a.m. for service between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Household garbage should be set out in disposable bags or boxes purchased by the resident (the City no longer provides garbage bags).
  • Place bagged leaves by curb on designated garbage day
  • Resident owned containers WILL NOT be serviced. Bags ONLY.

Garbage pickup route map

Days for brush or bulk trash collection have remained the same once a week service. If you are unsure of what your designated day is, please call 972.919.2597.

The City of Farmers Branch garbage service is provided by Community Waste Disposal (CWD). CWD's holiday service schedule is: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your scheduled pickup is on any of these holidays, service will resume on your next regular service day.

Questions or concerns for CWD? Call 972.392.9300, Option 2 or visit

Download a copy of the Farmers Branch Recycling and Garbage Brochure