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Public Works - Sanitation


Solid waste contractor, IESI.


400 Industrial Blvd.
Terrell, Texas 75160
Fax:  972-551-6620
E-mail: publicworks@cityofterrell.org


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Public Works maintains city streets, administers the City's solid waste (garbage) contract, and manages parks and recreation. Department responsibilities include:



Solid Waste (garbage)


Public Works oversees the collection and disposal of solid waste in accordance with the agreement between the City of Terrell and the solid waste contractor, Progressive Waste.


Residential refuse is collected at curbside two days a week. See Solid waste collection map to determine your pick up days. (Please be sure your garbage is at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection days and containers removed after pickup.)


Pickup is limited to 15 bags, cans, and/or bundles on each collection day.


Brush Management Policy:

The City of Terrell offers its residents two easy ways to dispose of brush.


  • Brush can be hauled free of charge to the Terrell Citizens Convenience Station located on CR 319 between FM 429N & Hwy 34. The Convenience Station is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Brush is picked up curbside on Thursdays and Fridays. You do not need to report brush at the curb. Progressive Drivers will report addresses with brush piles to their dispatch office to be added to their list, See our Brush Management Policy flyer for more information. Solid waste collection map
  • • To report brush that has been out for more than seven (7) days call (972) 524-1665 or report a brush problem: brush@cityofterrell.org

    Brush Flyer


There is no garbage service on certain holidays. Refuse will be picked up on the next regularly scheduled collection day. These holidays include:


New Year's Day.


Bulky items are picked up on the second collection day of each week. Pickup is limited to 2 bulky items at a time. Place bulky items in a neat stack no earlier than the Saturday before your bulky waste collection day. Items placed next to utility poles, mailboxes, trees, or parked cars will NOT be picked up. Do not block sidewalks, driveways, or roadways.


Please Note: items placed on vacant lots or in alleys will NOT be collected.

Please label any items that are not obviously refuse.


Items for collection on bulky collection day include:


Furniture - couch, chairs, mattresses, box springs, etc.
Appliances - Freon® must be removed for pickup and tagged by a
    licensed plumber for pickup
Lawn Equipment - no riding mowers
TV Sets
Swing Sets - must be taken apart
Debris from minor remodeling projects you have done yourself. No more than 1 cubic yard per collection.


Items NOT collected:


Roofing materials
Construction, demolition, or remodeling debris from projects done by a contractor
Dirt, rock, or concrete
Hazardous materials - herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals, etc.
Tires, batteries, and automobile parts
Liquids - paint, motor oil, solvents, etc.


Progressive Waste

Progressive Dallas
12150 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
Phone: (972) 289-6549 Fax: (972) 289-6723

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Several landfills accept items from Kaufman County residents. Call for information on locations, fees, and restrictions:



Citizens Convenience Station



Terrell Citizens Convenience Station Temporarily Relocated

Due to the recent heavy rains the access bridge at the Citizens Convenience Station (CCS) on County Road 319 is out of service. City of Terrell Citizens will be allowed to temporarily use the Kaufman County Convenience Station located on FM 429. No Tires will be accepted. (see exceptions)


Operating hours will remain the same, which are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. There will be signage placed at the entrance gate at the CCS re-directing citizens to the temporary location.


Notice upate: Due to a recurring annual Kaufman County event, the Kaufman County Citizens Convenience Station will be closed to residents that resides inside the City Limits of Terrell on the following days:

  • Friday, May 13, 2016
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Kaufman County Citizens Convenience Station will re-open to the City of Terrell residents on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:00am.

If you have any questions, please call the City of Terrell Service Center at 972-551-6614.


Citizens Convenience StationRegular household trash, bulky items,and brush are accepted at the Citizens Convenience Station on CR 319 (between FM429N & Hwy 34) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Terrell residents, living within the city limits of Terrell, may purchase a permit at:


Terrell City Hall - Utilities Window
201 E. Nash St.
Terrell, Texas 75160
(972) 551-6604

Terrell Convenience Station Permit Fee Schedule


Kaufman County residents, living outside the city limits of Terrell, may
purchase a permit at:


Kaufman County Sub-Courthouse
Tax Office
408 E. College St.
Terrell, Texas 75160
(972) 563-9611
Kaufman County Courthouse
100 W. Washington
Kaufman, Texas 75142
(972) 932-4331


To reach the station, go one mile north of the Terrell city limits on SH 34. Go east (right) on CR 319 for ¼ mile. Map


The Terrell Citizens Convenience Station (972) 551-6628) accepts residential trash only. No commercial dumping allowed!


Wood chips available free of charge. You load!


ALL VEHICLES AND TRAILERS MUST BE TARPED! Loose debris falling from load could result in fines.


NO BATTERIES ACCEPTED. Tires may be taken to County Precinct Barn (limit 4). Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc.) may be taken to Terrell Iron & Metal on S. Delphine St.

Bulky items
:  A permit is required to dispose of bulky items. Charges are based on the size of the load. Request a disposal permit at City Hall during regular office hours. Permits are valid for 60 days.

:  Visit the new Recycling Drop-off Center, located at 1100 Airport Rd. (from Hwy 34, East .5 mi on Airport Rd.), to recycle aluminum and steel cans, plastics #1 and #2, and paper and cardboard, magazines, catalogs and school and office paper. (Delphine and High St. location closed)


Recycling plant drop off center open 24 hours a day. Items collected include ALL types of plastics, all paper and cardboard materials, eye glasses, all types of ink and toner cartridges. Inquire inside about electronics drop-off (free for Environmental Co-op members).


For information on the benefits of recycling contact the Environmental Co-op at (972) 524-0007 or visit their website at www.trashbusters.org.


Items accepted: #1 & #2 plastics, aluminum cans, steel and tin cans, newspaper, cardboard (flattened), magazines, catalogs, school and office paper, cracker & cereal boxes*


*Glass is not accepted at this location at this time. Contact the Environmental Co-op for more information 972-524-0007.


Recycling Cell Phones

Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of these environmentally-conscious businesses:


Environmental Co-op Office …..1100 Airport Road , Terrell
Century 21, Schaeffer & Associates L.L.C. ….705 W. Moore Ave., Terrell
Kaufman Trash Disposal & Recycling Center….400 Alton St., Kaufman
Kaufman County Prec. 4 ECO-Station ….6520 Pleasantview Dr., Kemp

Items Accepted at Terrell Citizens Convenience Station:

Box springs

Brush (one 16 ft. trailer load per month
    per resident).
Cardboard (residential only, no
Furniture-couches, chairs, tables
Glass bottles
Household trash

Minor home remodeling materials(by owner)
Motor oil
Swing sets (must be broken down)


Items Not Accepted at Terrell Citizens Convenience Station:

Appliances (see Terrell Iron & Metal)
Batteries (see Environmental Co-Op)
Car Batteries
Construction Debris (Commercial)

Electronics (see Environmental Co-Op)
Metal Fences (see Lake June Scrap)

Paint (oil based)
Plate glass
Pool Chemicals
PVC Pipe
Refrigerators (see Terrell Iron & Metal)
Roofing Materials
Stoves (see Terrell Iron & Metal)
Tires (see County Precinct Barn)
Washers (see Terrell Iron & Metal)


Other waste disposal facilities:


Environmental Co-op



County Precinct 3 Barn
601 E. Nash St.
Terrell, TX 75160


Lake June Scrap Metal
West on Lake June Off 635


Terrell Iron & Metal
1031 S. Delphine
Terrell, TX 75160

Clean Ups


Free Residential Clean Ups

The City of Terrell sponsors four (4) one-day residential clean up events each year. During each one-day event citizens can dispose of residential solid waste at the Kaufman County Convenience Center free of charge from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No commercial dumping allowed. Proof of residency is required in the form of a Texas Driver's License or a current water bill. For more information, contact the City of Terrell Service Center at 972-551-6614.


Final Free Residential Clean Up for 2016:

October 1 Flyer

Acceptable items:

  • Appliances (Freon® must be removed)
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Bulky Items (Furniture, etc.)
  • Oil Filters
  • Tires (Limit 4 total per residence)
  • Household trash
  • Brush (tree limbs, shrubs, etc.)

Non-Acceptable items:

  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • No Commercial dumping
  • No roofing shingles
  • No Construction Debris
  • Cement/Rock
  • Requirements:

      • Must live in city limits of Terrell
      • Must have valid drivers license or current water bill
      • Must dispose of residential solid waste; no commercial dumping allowed

        Kaufman County Convenience Station located on FM 429-287,
        Terrell, Texas
        (between FM 429N & Hwy 34)

        Clean-up schedule Flyer

        Recycling Drop-off Center


    *HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE for Citizens of Kaufman County (No Commercial Dumping)


    Located on US 175 and Plainview Drive
    (6520 Plainview Drive, Kemp, TX 75143)
    Hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Coupons required for HHW Disposal - $15 for up to 25 pounds of materials. Purchase coupons at Kaufman County Prec. 4 Sub-Courthouse – 903-498-3492 103 E. Main St., Kemp, TX 75143


    Free Countywide Clean Up

    Kaufman County sponsors a free clean up event each May for residents of Kaufman County. For more information contact your County Precinct or the Kaufman County Extension office at 972-563-0233.


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