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First Saturday Citizen Trash Drop-Off Day

Collin County has contracted with the North Texas Municipal Water District's landfill in Melissa to conduct free once-a-month clean-up days for Collin County residents to dispose their trash. Besides eligible trash (see below) the clean-up days offer recycling services for plastics, paper, aluminum, and glass. Tires will also be accepted.

These free trash days are held at one central location conveniently positioned just inside the landfill entrance located at 3820 State Highway 121 N in Melissa. They are on the first Saturday of the month (holidays excepted) from 8 am until 2 pm. During these one-day events Collin County will pick up the disposal cost for residents' trash, but proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, will be required.

Acceptable items:

  • furniture
  • appliances
  • tires (maximum of four)
  • boards, trees and tree limbs (8 feet long max)
  • motor oil
  • oil filters

Not acceptable:

  • chemicals
  • paints
  • all batteries
  • anti-freeze

Please note: Before entering gate, all loads must be enclosed, covered or secured or your entry will be refused!

Small contractors can take their commercial waste/scrap debris to the landfill for a fee. Call the landfill at 469-626-4452 for information regarding commercial waste.

Public Works staff will be on site from 8 am to 2 pm only, handing out coupons to residents to enter for free. After 2 pm, although Public Works will stop handing out free coupons, you may provide a water bill from Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney or Frisco for free dumping, or pay to dump your refuse.

Major credit cards, cash and checks with a valid drivers license are accepted. Debit cards are not accepted. Call the landfill for more information at 469-626-4452.

For more information visit the North Texas Municipal Water District web page.

2015-2016 county trash collection days are:

October 3, 2015
November 7, 2015
December 5, 2015
January 9, 2016
February 6, 2016
March 5, 2016
April 2, 2016
May 7, 2016
June 4, 2016
July 9, 2016
August 6, 2016
September 3, 2016