General Information
Phone Numbers
(972) 875-1234 Ext: 2248
Fax: (972) 875-1535
Emergencies: Dial 911
Public Works Facility
500 W Lake Bardwell Dr.

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
After 5pm or on weekends
call (972) 875-4465

Sanitation Department

Refuse Collection Frequency
Refuse is collected twice weekly, on either a Monday and Thursday or a Tuesday and Friday schedule depending upon the area in which you reside. Please call 972.875.1234 ext. 2248 to inquire as to your collection days.

Refuse Containers
All refuse must be bagged and deposited into covered, lightweight containers not to exceed 32-gallon capacity. Each resident is allowed a maximum of two (2) containers to be collected on a single refuse collection day.

Collection Locations
Refuse containers are required to be out by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your collection. Refuse containers are to be placed in front of the address by the curb. Sanitation personnel is not permitted to enter homes, garages, porches or any enclosed structure to empty containers.

Special Collections
A special curbside refuse pickup may be scheduled to handle large, bulky items such as furniture and other assorted items. Appliances are included as part of a special pickup.  There is a minimum fee of $24.00 plus tax for this service, which includes the first three cubic yards. Each additional two cubic yards is $48.00 plus tax. Collections must be scheduled at least one business day in advance of the normal refuse collection day. Special collection refuse material must be placed on the curbside and out by 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. Please call 972.875.1234.

Free Landfill Disposal Day
Each resident is allowed 2 free refuse disposal days per month (1st & 3rd Saturday every month)  at the Ellis County Disposal (Republic Waste Services) landfill.


Residents are limited to 1 pickup bed (3 yards). Anything over will be charged full price ranging from $77.95 and up.

Each resident must present at the gate, proof of residency (Drivers License or State ID) with a current water bill. The landfill site is located at:

5703 N IH-45
Ennis, TX 

Accepted Items

Type of waste is limited to:

  • Household items
  • Branches, Limbs

Unacceptable Items

We will not accept:

  • A/C units
  • Containers holding liquid
  • Tires
  • Refrigerators
  • Hazardous waste material

City offices may be closed for additional holidays.  For a complete list of holidays and the accompanying collections schedules, contact us at (972) 875-1234 ext. 2248.