Residential Trash & Recycling Services

Included Services

McKinney residential trash and recycling service includes once-a-week fully automated collection service for trash and recyclables. Each single-family household is provided with one green container for trash and one blue container for recyclables.

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Find Your Trash Day

To determine your trash and recycling pickup day, visit our interactive map.  



Missed Trash Day

If your trash or recycling was missed, call Waste Connections at 469-452-8000.



Holiday Schedule

Trash and recycling collection will not be provided on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

If a holiday falls on a weekday, that collection day and those following will roll over to the next day of the week. Days prior to a holiday will not be affected.

  • Monday moves to Tuesday
  • Tuesday to Wednesday
  • Wednesday to Thursday
  • Thursday to Friday
  • Friday to Saturday

Contact Waste Connections at 469-452-8000 for questions concerning the holiday collection schedule.



Service Guidelines

  • Have your container(s) curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Place container(s) at least three feet apart from other containers, mailboxes, vehicles, utility meters, poles, fences, etc.
  • All trash must be inside the container. Items outside the container will not be collected.
  • The front of the container showing the serial number should be facing the street.
  • All contents should be bagged with the container lid closed to prevent spillage.
  • An overloaded container will result in non-collection.




Replace or Repair a Container

If you need to replace or repair your trash or recycling container, call Waste Connections at 469-452-8000 or fill out the online container repair form



Purchase an Additional Container

Additional trash and recycling containers may be requested for a fee by contacting Water Billing at 972-547-7550. 


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Standard Service Rates

Water, sewer, trash and recycling services are established as a package through the Water Billing Department. View the rates.

The number of trash and recycling containers billed is based on a Waste Connections audit. If you notice a discrepancy between your bill and the posted rates, please contact the Water Billing Department. Billing rates do not apply if trash service is provided in the terms of your apartment lease. 



Start or Stop Service

Trash and recycling services are established as a package along with water and sewer. Contact the Water Billing Department to establish or change your services.



Bulky Item Pick-up

Residents can request a bulky waste collection up to 12 times a year at no additional cost. Bulky waste includes any large bulky items that do not fit in your trash container and includes extra trash bags. To schedule, call Waste Connections at 469-452-8000 prior to your collection day or fill out the bulky item pickup form online.




Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) found in food ingredients such as meat, cooking oil, shortening, butter, margarine, baked goods, sauces and dairy products can cause the sewer lines in homes and streets to back up if not disposed of properly. Learn more about what you can do to reduce FOG in your home or business. 

Small amounts of FOG can be placed in the trash and for larger amounts, schedule a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) pickup.

Common types of FOG

clog foods



Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) occurs on your regular trash and recycling collection day. Visit the HHW page to schedule a pickup and to review guidelines.



Automotive Fluid

Your automotive fluids like antifreeze, gasoline, diesel and motor oil may now be brought to several locations in the metroplex. Visit the Residential Recycling page for guidelines and locations.



Medication Disposal

Visit the Drug Take-back page for event dates, drop-off locations and guidelines. 



Do-It-Yourself Recycling and Disposal

If you would like to dispose or recycle items yourself, there are six different locations in the metroplex that accept drop offs. Visit the Residential Recycling page for locations, hours and guidelines. 




The City of McKinney offers an automated recycling collection system and provides a blue recycling container. Recycling collection is on the same day as your trash collection. More information.