For information on service days at a specific location, please view the collection schedule map and enter the address in the upper left corner of the map. 


Residential garbage is collected once per week, except for during the Holiday Schedule. Collections will occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, depending on your location.

Residents are serviced by either a 96-gallon container with wheels that will roll to the front curb or they are serviced by a 300-gallon container that is placed in the alley behind their house.

All residential garbage should be placed for collection by 7:00 AM on collection days. Residents with 96-gallon roll-out containers will place the container with the wheels next to the curb, with the lid opening toward the street. Containers must be removed from the curb by 8:00 PM.

Alley service containers are set at property lines in the alley and shared by three (3) to four (4) homes. Customers should use the container closest to their property lines. Please be considerate of your neighbors sharing the container. Residents should keep alleys clear of debris by placing garbage firmly into the alley container itself.

Bulky items, boxes, brush, and tree trimmings should be placed at the front curb for brush and bulk item collection. However, do not place items out for pick up more than 6 days prior to your collection day.

Fees and Rates

Effective October 1, 2022, the monthly rate for residential service is $20.75 plus tax per month. This fee is included in your monthly water utility bill.

Brush and Bulk Items Collection

Residential garbage service includes twice per month Brush and Bulk Collection. Brush and tree trimmings must be placed in a separate pile from bulk items like furniture, appliances, junk or bags, and boxes. They are handled separately. The total amount of brush and bulk collected at no cost is six (6) cubic yards. A fee of $65.00 for each additional six (6) cubic yards will be added to the utility bill. The fee of $65.00 per each six (6) cubic yards for mixed loads and out of cycle collections. Brush and tree trimmings are delivered to the Brazos River Authority and are processed into compost. Do not place items out at the curb for pick up more than 6 days prior to your collection day.

Construction Debris and Materials

Construction, fencing, roofing, building, remodeling, and demolition materials are not included in regular residential garbage service collections. A fee of $300.00  for each twenty (20) cubic yards will be added to the utility bill.

Special collection 

You may request a special pickup by calling the Solid Waste offices at (254) 298-5725. The special collection form can be sent to A fee will apply. 

Temple Landfill

Residents may take one (1) pickup load of general household waste per month to the Temple Landfill if they present a paper copy of their City of Temple utility bill that clearly indicates their residential garbage rate to the scale attendant. A paper copy of your City of Temple utility bill can be obtained at the Solid Waste Office from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. There will be no charge for this visit unless the customer has more than one pick up load of waste, or the load contains remodeling, roofing, construction, building, or demolition materials. A safety vest is required, one may be purchased at the landfill.