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Solid Waste Management

Residential Services

Garbage Collection Overview

Residential Service is provided to all single family residences, townhouses or commercialized residences (consisting of two or less units). Except those who have received variance from this section, are required to subscribe to the City’s residential collection service. 

The DSWM provides residential, commercial, recycling collection, processing and disposal services for approximately 26,000 residents and 1,200 commercial customers. All residents/commercial customers are eligible to receive garbage and recycling services from the City of Edinburg after establishing a water account with the City's Utility Department. Once your account is established residents/commercial customers must come by our office located at 8601 N. Jasman Road to establish their service. When establishing your services you may also request information or join on our voluntary curbside recycling program, which is currently only available to our residential customers; commercial customers are able to utilize our recycling drop off center. For more specific information see our Recycling Services tab.

Garbage is collected once a week and recyclables are collected bi-weekly. Collections start at 7 a.m. and are conducted Monday through Friday for residential garbage and Wednesday's for recyclables. Bins must be placed out for collection after 7 p.m. the night before your scheduled collection day. All bins must be taken off the curb by 7 p.m. on your collection day. Containers should only be on the curb on collections pickup days. There is no set time for pickups of bins on scheduled days.


The cleanliness and sanitation of the container will be the responsibility of the resident and can be done so by using a mild detergent and water hose as needed. Additionally, we provide residential Brush & Bulky Items services at no additional cost for residents with a
n established water account.  
 
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 garbage container2   Recy Cart
 95 Gallon Residential Garbage Roll Out Cart    95 Gallon Residential Recycling Roll Out Cart

Only regular refuse, garbage and trash should be placed in any City owned containers. Solid Waste Management encourages the bagging of all your garbage prior to placement in your container to assist in keeping your container clean and sanitary, as well as to help prevent vectors and windblown litter on windy days.

Service DO's and Don't's of Residential Collection:

  • Please note that there is no set time residential collections can occur on the day of collection.
  • Holidays do not change service days.
  • Have container set-out by the curb at 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Position container with wheels away from the street.
  • Leave at least 3 feet clearance from other carts, vehicles, mailboxes, etc.
  • Place your cart away from low-hanging branches, shrubbery or other obstacles.
  • Obstructed serviceability, relocated, removed or containers that failed to be placed for collection in a timely manner will incur a return trip charge.
  • Place only household garbage items in container. 
  • Your garbage must fit easily in your bin. The lid must be completely closed. Do not overfill or place items on top or next to the cart.
  • Our equipment does not service any garbage placed outside of the container.
  • Bag all garbage before prior to placement in your container to assist in keeping your container clean and sanitary, as well as to help prevent vectors and windblown litter on windy days..
  • Remove your empty cart from the curb the same day it is collected. Carts left at the curb/right of way, after the scheduled pick-up day may subject residents to violations or fines.
  • Carts are assigned based on your street address. Do not take carts when relocating to a new residence. Do not use carts to haul trash off premises.
Need an extra trash or recycle cart? You can arrange to have one delivered.
  • An extra trash cart costs an additional $8.00 a month .
  • An additional recycling cart costs an additional $5.00 a month.
Need assistance taking out or bringing in your cart?

Items that CANNOT be placed in your container include:

  • Ammunition 
  • Dead Animals or Animal Excrement 
  • Large Appliances, mattresses & Furniture 
  • Dirt, Sod, brush, concrete or rock(s)
  • Electronics (TV's, Computers, Light Modules)
  • Construction/Demolition Material (Lumber, wood panels, studs, sheet rock, bricks, concrete blocks, metal pipes, etc..)
  • Foam Products
  • Hazardous, Medical Waste liquids or any materials prohibited at the landfill  (radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic, etc.) - for disposal options, call DSWM at 956-381-5635.
  • Items requiring special handling such as motor oil, batteries, wet concrete and items containing Freon
  • Liquid Waste
  • Tires
  • Whole Drums or Barrels
  • Hot ashes or flammable materials such as oil, gas or paint
  • Debris from construction, remodeling or demolition
  • Yard waste and trimmings (grass cuttings, branches, leaves and etc.)

If your trash container gets damaged, has a broken lid or tire, call customer service at (956) 381-5635 to schedule for repair.

Garbage and Recycling carts are the property of the City. Do not remove carts from the assigned address, paint, abuse, mutilate, or modify carts.

Report stolen carts to the Edinburg Police Department, (956) 381-7411, then call (956)381-5635, provide the case number and request a new cart.

 YOUR COOPERATION WILL HELP THE CITY PROVIDE A BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE TO ALL RESIDENTS

Collection Day: 

Please click here to identify the collection day for your area and/or follow our link for more information on our services or review our approved/unapproved material guide here.

Additional information:

Any cardboard boxes or cartons are considered recyclable and residents may utilize the Edinburg Recycling & Educational Center to dispose of these recyclable materials. The DSWM oversees a volunteer Residential and Commercial Recycling Program. For more questions regarding recycling programs and services please call 956-292-2133 or visit our Recycling Services section.                                                                                                                                                               
Specially Handled Items:

  • Hypodermic needles: Residents are required to place all hypodermic needles in a container that cannot be punctured, such as an empty coffee can, plastic milk jug or soda bottle with lid placed securely on the container and taped closed. Call Solid Waste Management at (956) 381-5635 to arrange for collection.

  • Large items / brush: Large items (furniture, appliances, etc.) and brush are collected on your brush and bulky waste collection day.

  • Other items: Paint, oil, oil filters, automotive batteries and vegetable oil are are not part of Residential Collection Services but disposal stations are available for Residential Customers for free at our Recycling Center, please contact Solid Waste Management for more information at (956) 381-5635.

Rates and Fees:

The monthly cost for residential garbage collection is added to the monthly water bill. The standard 95-gallon roll cart comfortable sustains the weekly household garbage for a family of 5 or less. Extra carts may be provided for an additional monthly charge. Additional fees for return pick-ups or special services may apply. Visit our Fees section for more information; all prices are subject to change. Please call the Department of Solid Waste Management for more information at 956-381-5635.
 
Container/Service Fee
 95-gallon container  $12.08/ monthly
 additional 95-gallon container  $8.00/ monthly
 return pick up  $15.00/ per return
95-gallon recycle container   $5.00/ monthly
 special items pick up  contact us at 956-381-5635 for quote
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Important Reminders:
Only regular refuse, garbage and trash should be placed in any City owned containers. DSWM encourages the bagging of all your garbage prior to placement in your container to assist in keeping your container clean and sanitary, as well as to help prevent vectors and windblown litter on windy days. En Espanol - Solo se deben colocar desechos, basura y basura regular en cualquier contenedor propiedad de la Ciudad. El Manejo de Residuos Sólidos alienta el ensacado de toda su basura antes de su colocación en su contenedor para ayudar a mantener su contenedor limpio e higiénico, así como también para ayudar a prevenir vectores y desperdicios transportados por el viento en días ventosos.

Items that CANNOT be placed in your container include:

  • Ammunition 
  • Dead Animals or Animal Excrement 
  • Large Appliances, mattresses & Furniture 
  • Dirt, Sod, brush, concrete or rock(s)
  • Electronics (TV's, Computers, Light Modules)
  • Construction/Demolition Material (Lumber, wood panels, studs, sheetrock, bricks, concrete blocks, metal pipes, etc..)
  • Foam Products
  • Hazardous, Medical Waste liquids or any materials prohibited at the landfill  (radioactive, reactive, toxic, ignitable, corrosive, pathological, acidic, etc.) - for disposal options, call SWM at 956-381-5635.
  • Items requiring special handling such as motor oil, batteries, wet concrete and items containing Freon.
  • Liquid Waste
  • Tires
  • Whole Drums or Barrels
  • Hot ashes or flammable materials such as oil, gas or paint
  • Debris from construction, remodeling or demolition
  • Yard waste and trimmings (grass cuttings, branches, leaves and etc.)

  En Espanol - Los artículos que NO PUEDEN colocarse en su contenedor incluyen: 

  • Munición
  • Animales muertos o excrementos de animales
  • Grandes electrodomésticos, colchones y muebles
  • Suciedad, césped, cepillo, hormigón o roca (s)
  • Electrónica (televisores, computadoras, módulos de luz)
  • Material de construcción / demolición (madera, paneles de madera, montantes, placas de yeso, ladrillos, bloques de hormigón, tubos metálicos, etc.)
  • Productos de espuma
  • Líquidos de desecho peligrosos, médicos o cualquier material prohibido en el vertedero (radioactivo, reactivo, tóxico, inflamable, corrosivo, patológico, ácido, etc.) - para opciones de eliminación, llame a SWM al 956-381-5635.
  • Artículos que requieren un manejo especial, como aceite de motor, baterías, concreto húmedo y artículos que contienen freón.
  • Residuos líquidos
  • Llantas
  • Tambores enteros o barriles
  • Cenizas calientes o materiales inflamables como aceite, gas o pintura
  • Escombros de construcción, remodelación o demolición
  • Desperdicios y recortes de jardín (recortes de césped, ramas, hojas, etc.)

 Containers must be in a location accessible to trucks with no overhead obstructions. En Espanol -  Los contenedores deben estar en un lugar accesible para camiones sin obstrucciones aéreas.

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Exclusive Provider
The City of Edinburg is the exclusive provider of solid waste and recycling services for residences, businesses and industry in the City of Edinburg city limits. Private haulers may NOT collect from any location within the City; if the City is unable to provide a specialized service to a particular establishment or business (such as hazardous waste collection) then the resident or business owner must receive written authorization from the City in order to contract with a Private hauler. That hauler must then provide the service as prescribed by the Department of Solid Waste Management.