Trash & Recycling Services

Environmental Waste Services division provides four separate services to Plano residents and commercial businesses:

  • Residential collections - provides the collection of trash, yard trimmings, recycling, household chemicals, and bulky waste from residential customers, and collects litter from medians and rights-of-way. 
  • Customer Service 
    Assists residential customers with collection issues and questions and provides information about all services and programs offered by Environmental Waste Services.
  • Commercial Recycling
    Promotes, educates and involves commercial customers in waste reduction and recycling programs through waste audits, technical assistance, training, and workshops. Commercial Recycling also operates an organic collections program and coordinates the City's commercial waste hauling contract with Republic Services.
  • Compost Operations & Marketing 
    This division is responsible for operating the North Texas Municipal Water District Regional Composting Facilities, marketing the finished Texas Pure Products, and educating the public about the use and benefits of compost.
Household Chemicals Accepted

The following household chemicals are accepted through the chemical collection program and should not be placed in your trash or recycling carts:

• Ammonia-based cleaners • Household products
• Cooking oil • Insect sprays
• Drain cleaner • Metal polish with solvent
• Fire extinguishers • Oven cleaner
• Floor care products • Window cleaners
• Furniture polish

Products Commonly Found in Your Garage

• Aerosol spray paint • Motor oil
• Anti-freeze • Oil filters
• Automatic transmission fluid • Paint
• Brake fluid • Paint strippers and thinners
• Car batteries and battery acid • Power steering fluid
• Car wax and metal polish with solvent • Primers
• Diesel fuel • Propane tanks
• Gasoline (must be in a container designed
and manufactured to hold gasoline)
• Turpentine
• Kerosene • Varnish
• Lighter fluid • Wood preservatives

Note: All used automotive fluids must be in a heavy-duty plastic bottle (such as detergent or orange juice
– no milk jugs), secured by a screw-top lid and clearly labeled with contents.