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Some Dallas trash pickup days have changed. Did yours?

Homeowners who live near short-term rentals in Dallas complain about the noise, traffic congestion and trash.
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Dallas trash and recycling bins.

Trash and recycling collection days are different for more than half of Dallas residents.

"When's trash day?"

For 56% of Dallas sanitation customers, the answer to that perennial question is about to change.

Starting Monday, more than half the city will see a new trash and recycling schedule after the Department of Sanitation Services added a fifth day of recycling and garbage pickup, as well as new routes, that it says will improve efficiency in response to Dallas growth.

Sanitation crews will now have the option to complete additional routes on Wednesdays or Saturdays, depending on staffing, equipment, and weather conditions.

Employees will also see a shortened workday from 10-12 hours to eight as part of an effort to improve workers’ quality of life.
When's trash day? Click here to find your schedule.

The new Dallas trash service map, as of Dec. 5, 2022.
City of Dallas website
The new Dallas trash service map, as of Dec. 5, 2022.

Born in London, Morning Producer and Podcast Host Katherine Hobbs has lived across the U.S. since 2001. Prior to joining KERA, she produced three podcasts for WJCT Public Media and Florida Public Media and wrote for Jacksonville Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine and EU Jacksonville, among others. Katherine is thrilled to return to Texas after briefly living in Austin to share the stories that impact our North Texas community. When she’s not working, Katherine can be found admiring public libraries and visiting penguin colonies around the world.