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.

2016-2017 county trash collection days are:

October 1, 2016
November 5, 2016
December 3, 2016
January 7, 2017
February 4, 2017
March 4, 2017
April 1, 2017
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017
July 1, 2017
August 5, 2017
September 2, 2017