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Solid Waste

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Mission Statement

The Tyler Solid Waste Department provides exceptional service that is both economically and environmentally responsible and meets the needs of our citizens.

Info Line

This is a recorded informational line only. For information about our services and hours, please feel free to call the Solid Waste Info Line at (903) 531-1392.

Our Services

Garbage CollectionBulky Item CollectionRecycling CollectionHousehold Hazardous WasteBrush CollectionMissing Cart

For the latest updates regarding Solid Waste garbage collections and changes in service due to storms or emergencies sign up for our Tyler Talks Trash app available for your smart phone. Just go to your app store and type in Tyler Talks Trash, the download is free!

JUST TYPE YOUR ADDRESS IN THE BAR BELOW UNDER TYLER TALKS TRASH. (If your address has a N, S, E or W in it and does not show up, please try to type it in without the N, S, E or W, just type your street number and name.) If it is still not found, please contact our office.

Download the Tyler Talks Trash App Today!

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If you do not have to have a smart phone, you can have email reminders or phone reminders sent by signing up on your computer.

Just type your address in to Tyler Talks Trash above and sign up under Get a Reminder!

Upcoming Holiday

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 25- NO COLLECTION

Tuesday, May 26-Routes normally collected Mon.

Wednesday, May 27-Routes normally collected Tues.

Thursday, May 28-Regular collection

Friday, May 29-Regular collection


"To control scattered trash DO NOT put your trash carts out before 6 p.m. on the day before your scheduled collection and remove your carts by 7 a.m. the morning following your collection". Sec., 16-4 Ordinance

Pink 96gl Wheeled Carts Available

A large pink garbage container

Tyler Solid Waste is pleased to announce the availability of Pink 96gl Wheeled Carts.

The total cost is $97.74 which must be prepaid by cash, check, or money order and must accompany the completed agreement, signed by the account holder. A $5.00 donation will be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation for each pink cart delivered.

View and complete the agreement that must be signed by the account holder. Please print out and bring or mail the signed agreement and payment to Solid Waste, 414 N. Bois D’Arc Ave. Tyler Texas 75702.

The pink carts remain the property of the City of Tyler Solid Waste Department.

You must have an active and current residential or commercial hand pick up garbage account with the City of Tyler.

If you have any questions, please fill out our contact form or call the office at (903) 531-1388.

Procedure for Bagged Leaves

City Ordinance. Sec. 16-4. Residential collection.

f. Leaves. All leaves to be collected by the City shall be placed in the parkway behind the curb line at a location so that access to it is not obstructed by overhanging tree limbs, wires, or other obstacles which would interfere with mechanical collection. Leaves should be placed in bio-degradable bags in order to help with composition. Leaves shall not be placed in City-supplied containers. Twenty-five (25) or more bags should be called in for special pickup and shall be assessed a charge in accordance with the fee schedule in this Article.

The route will generally pick up the bags of leaves and a charge will be made to the customer's water bill for any amount over 25 bags. Please contact us at (903) 531-1388 if you have any questions, or to call in a special pick up of your leaves.

Due to the design of the fully automated trucks, leaf bags cannot be picked up if you do not place your city cart out. Customers are not to place leaf bags into the cart themselves, but the route driver will have to use your cart to get the bags into the top opening of the fully automated trucks. There is not an opening at the back of the trucks, so the route men are not able to throw them in by hand any longer.