Solid Waste Collection
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
Regulated by City Ordinance, Chapter 22
Questions and more information may be obtained by calling (870) 779-4971.
The City handles its own solid waste collection through licensed garbage collectors who contract with the City and are assigned a specific territory from which to collect residential garbage and yard waste.
Each household is charged $20.92 per month – see RESIDENTIAL RATE BREAKDOWN 2018. This amount pays for the collection and disposal of garbage from each household.
Household garbage (vegetable matter, paper, cans and bottles) must be placed in standard garbage cans, constructed of galvanized metal, sturdy plastic or other suitable material, with tight fitting lids or cover and handles to allow workmen to lift and empty them conveniently. Cans must be from 20-35 gallons in size. 55-gallon barrels, G.I. cans, etc. are not permitted.
New residents to the area who have moving boxes should break the boxes down flat and place them with their garbage cans for regular pick up of household garbage.
Location of containers: Place the cans where they are easily accessible to the collector (along the front curb right of way) the night before your pick up day. Remove the cans after the hauler has emptied them. If a rack or holder is used, be sure the can is free to be lifted out. All containers used for pick-up of garbage/solid waste are subject to inspection by the City and shall be watertight weighing 50 pounds or less when full, have a lid, and handles. If the containers are found to have the bottoms rusted out or otherwise in poor/unsafe condition the property owner will be notified. Such containers can be removed by the city or its solid waste agent if the owner/occupant continues to use it after notification.
Pick up days. Household garbage is picked up twice weekly (Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday). Garbage must be put out the night before. (Call 870 779-4971 to verify your pick up day). Holiday Refuse Collection Schedule
If your garbage is missed on the scheduled day, please call 779-4971 to report this. This will allow us to readily correct the problem.
Yard waste (leaves, limbs, and trimmings) is picked up on the front curb not more than two (2) feet from the street each Wednesday. It needs to be put out no later than Tuesday night and must be in bags or boxes. Bags/boxes of leaves/twigs should not weigh more than 40 pounds which can be easily handled by one man. Limbs must be tied up in bundles not weighing more than 40 pounds and not over 4 feet in length. Do not put building materials, tires, old appliances, furniture, trash, litter, etc. on the curb as yard waste. When bagging lawn waste such as leaves, grass and tree trimmings, be sure not to include trash such as aluminum cans, bottles, paper cups or product wrappings. Mixed waste is not eligible for pickup. To ensure only green waste is recycled, yard waste will be-bagged on site. Yard waste is recycled and must include only green waste.
If you have leaves or limbs you wish to dispose of yourself, you may take them to the Waste Water Treatment Plant on South State Line for disposal. There is no charge.
Household garbage and yard waste will not be picked up at a vacant residence or vacant property.
Bulk Trash Disposal. Richardson Waste provides bulk trash disposal services at Richardson Transfer Station (2934 County Rd 10, Miller County) and Waste Management provides bulk trash disposal services at the Waste Management Landfill (1030 Highway 82 West, New Boston, Texas) for you to drop off your unwanted junk items Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Both locations charge a fee for this service. Richardson Waste can be contacted at 870-653-3579; Waste Management can be contacted at 903-628-6595
Bulk Refuse Disposal Locations
* Fee shall be charged to drop off refuse.
Residential Refuse Pick-Up Map
COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/DISPOSAL
All commercial establishments (meaning any retail, wholesale, institutional, religious, professional, governmental, industrial or other nonresidential establishment at which garbage, trash, or waste is generated) must dispose of its garbage through a hauler licensed with the City of Texarkana, Arkansas.
Commercial establishments may hire their own hauler from those licensed by the City and it will be billed on their bill along with water and sewer from Texarkana Water Utilities. Commercial collection rates are established by the City.
Contracts with a particular hauler may be cancelled upon thirty (30) days written notice to the hauler. A new hauler must be chosen at that time.
Arkansas Commercial Trash Haulers are:
- Waste Management – 870-794-4111
- Edmonson Trash Service – 870-773-0394
- Richardson Waste II – 870-779-1429
Can Service: 2019 Commercial Rates
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Container Service (non-compacted): 2019 Commercial Rates
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