Garbage Collection Guidelines

Note: The city offers two ways for your cut brush to be collected.  If you are in Dallas County, you can cut and bind it into bundles and place on the curb with your garbage for Republic Garbage Services to collect.  Unfortunately, due to the Emerald Ash Borer State Quarantine, that option is not possible for our Tarrant County residents at this time.  All residents may take advantage of the second way the city collects brush, however.  On zoned rotating weeks, the city’s brush crew collects brush stacked on the curb. Find your brush pickup zone.

Collection Time

All garbage and recycling must be set out by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day but no earlier than 8 p.m. the night before your collection day. 

Holiday Schedule

There will be no Garbage or Recycling collection on Holidays. View Grand Prairie's Garbage / Recycling Holiday Schedule

Missed Pickups

Due to equipment malfunction and staffing shortages, if your garbage is not picked up on your collection day, please put it out the following day.

Garbage Bags

Place all garbage in plastic bags (not in boxes or other unsecured receptacles), making sure the bags are secured tightly to prevent the scattering of waste materials.

Use any color plastic bags for garbage except blue or red. 

Broken Glass or Needles

Nobody likes to get cut with broken glass or stuck with a needle and neither do our friendly garbage collectors. Please follow these easy steps before setting your garbage at the curb: 

  1. Place any needles in an empty laundry detergent jug or other container before disposal. 
  2. Wrap any broken mirror glass in newspaper and tape before placing in a garbage bag or in a box marked "broken mirror." 
  3. Place any broken bottles or jars in a cardboard box clearly marked "broken glass."

Bulky Items

To schedule a free curbside pick-up of bulky waste items, call Republic Services at metro 817-261-8812.* This is a free service and available weekly.

Bulky items only include old or unwanted appliances and furniture such as washers, refrigerators, sofas and chairs. Carpet, fencing, and building materials are not considered Bulky items. These items are construction and demolition wastes and can be taken to the Grand Prairie Landfill.

*Hold times for Republic can be 20 to 30 minutes during high call volume.

Brush Pick-Up 

  • Residents may place brush and limbs on the curb on a regular garbage pickup day that is bundled, weighs no more than 50 pounds and is no longer than 6 feet.
  • The City of Grand Prairie operates a Brush Pickup Program. This once-per-month service provides curbside pickup of tree limbs, brush, and firewood that are not bundled or bagged. Visit the Brush Program Information page to view your Brush Zone Schedule and County Guidelines.