Solid Waste FAQs
- How do I look up my trash and recycling pick up days?
The trash and recycling pick up schedules for your area can be found by visiting: www.cityofmesquite.com/collectionschedule
- What is the trash pickup schedule during the holidays?
To view the trash and recycling holiday pick up schedules, visit: www.cityofmesquite.com/holidays
- Where can I find information about my household garbage collection details?
For information about the collection days and pick- up locations for your area, visit: www.cityofmesquite.com/collectionschedule
- Where can I dispose of household hazardous waste?
Household hazardous waste can be dropped off at The Home Chemical Collection Center. The Home Chemical Collection Center is located at 11234 Plano Rd., one mile north of 635, between Miller Rd. and Forest Ln.
The following items are accepted for disposal:
o Aerosol sprays
o Automotive fluids and oil filters
o Batteries of all kinds
o Chemical products for home use
o Cleaners and polishes
o Computers, cell phones, and electronics
o Craft and hobby supplies
o Fluorescent light tubes
o Lawn and garden chemicals
o Paint and home repair products o Pool chemicals
- How do I dispose of cooking oil and grease?
It is important that cooking oils and grease are disposed of properly. For specific disposal instructions, click here
- Does the City pick up appliances?
The Solid Waste Division will pick up old refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, lawnmowers and other household appliances at no additional charge. Appliances are collected each Wednesday from either your alley or front curb. If you have an item to be collected, contact the Solid Waste Office prior to Wednesday. Pick-ups can be scheduled by calling (972) 216-6285 or online.
- Where can I find information about yard waste collection?
Grass, leaves and small brush are collected each Wednesday. Yard waste is picked up in the same location as normal garbage collection. Bagged grass clippings and leaves or brush piles no larger than 2 feet wide by 2 feet high by 4 feet long and weighing no more than 50 lbs. are picked up. Large brush is collected Monday – Friday, once weekly. Large brush items are picked up at front curbs. Please do not block sidewalks with your debris.
- What happens to the yard waste the City collects?
All yard waste in Mesquite is collected at the Municipal Composting Facility and broken down organically through a method called composting. The finished materials are compost and mulch which can be used for gardening and other landscape purposes. The Composting Facility is located at 3550 Lawson Road, south of Cartwright Road. The facility is open daily (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays.
- How can I recycle from home?
Place your green recycling bin(s) or blue recycling bag(s) next to where you normally set your trash. To determine which days your trash and recycling will be picked up, refer to the Lookup Garbage and Recycling Days section on the City website. There is no need to separate items. All recyclables may be placed together in the same bin or blue bag. It is not necessary to rinse or remove labels from jars or cans. However, remove all liquid from containers to prevent contamination. Glass may not be placed in a blue bag, only in a recycling bin. On rainy days, protect your bin from getting wet or simply save it for the next collection day.
- What items are accepted at the Citizen’s Convenience Center?
The Citizen’s Convenience Center allows City of Mesquite residents to dispose of junk items at no cost. Below is a list of acceptable and unacceptable items to drop off:
Acceptable Items: Trash, yard waste, fencing, furniture, lumber, appliances, automotive batteries, tires (limit 4). Small amounts of brick and concrete are also accepted. Recyclable Items: Plastic containers, newspaper, magazines, telephone books, chipboard, cardboard, tin, steel, aluminum, glass, and all types of metal, and electronic waste (computers, monitors, televisions, etc.) Unacceptable Items: Hazardous materials (pesticides, chemicals, solvents) paint, commercially generated waste, roofing materials, rocks, dirt, oil and other automotive fluids.
- How do I dispose of old electronics?
Mesquite residents may drop off televisions, computers, and other electronics at the City's Convenience Center located at 3550 Lawson Road. The Convenience Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays. This service is provided free to all Mesquite residents to prevent televisions and computers from going to the landfill or illegal dump sites. For more information about the Citizen’s Convenience Center and other electronic disposal options, visit the Electronics Recycling website at:
- Who do I contact to arrange for commercial trash and recycling service?
For information on commercial trash and recycling service, click here