Garbage & Recycling

Delays

RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE AND RECYCLING WILL BEGIN REGULARLY SCHEDULED COLLECTION ROUTES ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH. BRUSH AND BULK COLLECTION ROUTES ARE STILL DELAYED DUE TO CREWS CONTINUING TO COLLECT DEBRIS FROM THE RECENT INCLEMENT WEATHER. PLEASE HAVE ANY TREE LIMBS OR DEBRIS PLACED AT THE CURB CUT INTO LENGTHS OF 10 FEET OR LESS FOR COLLECTION. THE OVER-LIMIT FEES WILL BE WAIVED FOR THE COLLECTION OF LARGE TREES AND DEBRIS RELATED TO STORM DAMAGE. UPDATES WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSTED HERE FOR COLLECTION DELAYS AND WHEN THE BRUSH & BULK COLLECTION SCHEDULE WILL RESUME.

ADDITIONALLY, RESIDENTS CAN BRING TREE DEBRIS AND LARGE BRUSH TO THE SOLID WASTE OFFICES AT 3219 BULLSEYE LANE MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 9:00AM-4:00PM WITH A CURRENT WATER BILL.

Mission

To provide the citizens, industries, and commercial customers of the City of Temple with a solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal service that is safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable while valuing the health, safety, and quality of life of every citizen and visitor of our community.
Overview
The Solid Waste Division provides garbage and recycling collection service to over 24,000 residential and 2,100 commercial and industrial customers. We operate seven residential garbage trucks, five residential recycling trucks, six commercial front-load trucks, and seven roll-off trucks. 

We also provide brush/bulk item pickup to all residential customers using 6 brush trucks. The brush is diverted from the landfill to the Temple-Belton Wastewater Treatment Plant to be recycled and used for compost and mulch.

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