Garbage and Recycling Schedule

The City of Grand Prairie provides garbage collection to each residence twice a week. Recycling collection is on one of your regular garbage days. Separate trucks pick up garbage and recycling.

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. (If collection in your neighborhood usually happens later in the morning/afternoon, your garbage/recycling pickup times might be changing Learn more about new garbage collection times).

Holiday Schedule

There will be no garbage or recycling collection on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year's Day)
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day)
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (Independence Day)
  • Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)*
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day*

*Customers who have recycling collection on Tuesdays, will have the option of recycling on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018.

If one of these holidays falls on your garbage or recycling collection days, there will be no makeup collection for the holiday. Please set out your garbage and/or recycling on your next regularly scheduled collection day.



Senior Discount

According to City Ordinance:
Eligible for a one-dollar ($1.00) discount are water account customers aged sixty-five (65) and older with the account in the senior citizen's name and certified by ad valorem tax exemption, and permanently disabled customers eligible for transportation with city services for the disabled with the account in the disabled citizen's name. When a customer has an active water bill account with the city, the charges shall be due and payable simultaneously with charges for water service.

Brush and Yard Waste

For your tree limbs and brush to be picked up with your regular garbage, just bundle into 6-foot lengths no larger than 1 cubic yard and no heavier than 50 lbs, and place it next to your household garbage. If you have contractors that cut and prune your trees and shrubs, make sure the limbs are either cut and bundled or taken to the landfill by the contractor.

Bagged leaves and shrubs will be collected with household garbage, but not grass clippings. Grass clippings can simply be left on your lawn or used as compost for gardens. (For information on the “Don’t Bag It” Yard Care or Master Composter programs, call 972-237-8061 or e-mail

The City of Grand Prairie also operates a Limb and Brush Pickup Program year round on a rotation basis from north to south week by week and provides curbside pickup of brush that is not practical or eligible for collection by the city’s weekly garbage collection. Call 972-237-8525 for more information.

Garbage Collection Guidelines

  • Use any color plastic bag for garbage except blue or red (blue bags are used for recyclables only and will not be collected if they contain trash).
  • Do not put garbage in trash cans or any container except plastic bags. Containers will be taken with garbage.
  • 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."

Recycling Collection Guidelines

Bulky Items

To schedule a free curbside pick-up of bulky waste items, call Grand Prairie Disposal 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 landfill.)