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In partnership with Little Elm, Community Waste Disposal provides a comprehensive program for all refuse and recycling needs.

Trash Collection

Trash will be collected twice a week.

All trash must be placed in bags inside the green 95-gallon trash cart. 

Place all trash items out no later than 7:00 am for pickup between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on your service days. Please ensure the trash cart and the recycle cart are separate by at least three (3) feet, and at least three (3) feet away from obstacles such as mailboxes, cars, fences, gas meters, and drainage ditches. Please ensure there is a 16-foot clearance above your cart. Trash outside the cart will not be serviced. Overloaded carts or carts blocked by cars will not be serviced.

Position the trash cart with the wheels toward the residence.

95-gallon carts shall not be stored curbside. Carts shall be returned within 24 hours after scheduled pickup to a sight line within or adjoining the residence, or inside a storage area which is located behind the front building line of your residence.

Recycling Services

Recycling will be picked up weekly on your regular regular service day.

All recyclables must be placed inside the blue 95-gallon recycle cart.

Place all recyclable items out no later than 7:00 am for pickup between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on your service day. Please ensure the recycle cart and the trash cart are separated by at least three (3) feet, and three (3) feet away from obstacles such as mailboxes, cars, fences, gas meters, and drainage ditches. Please ensure there is a 16-foot clearance above your cart. Overloaded carts will not be serviced.

Position the recycle cart with the wheels toward the residence.

95-gallon carts shall not be stored curbside. Carts shall be returned within 24 hours after scheduled pickup to a sight line within or adjoining the residence, or inside a storage area which is located behind the front building line of your residence.

Bulky Waste

Bulk refuse items are items that do not fit in your cart; however hazardous waste, construction material and remodeling debris will not be collected. Tree limbs need to be 4 feet by 2 feet bundled and tied.

Courtesy Drop-off Site for Bulk Trash and Brush located at 1600 Brenda Ln.
The Town provides a courtesy drop-off site for its residents for the disposal of bulk trash and brush. The site is located at 1600 Brenda Ln., one block south of Eldorado, and one block west of Preston on the Lakes Drive. Residents must provide a copy of their water utility bill and photo identification in order to access the courtesy drop-off site

Bulk trash may be placed at the residents service location no sooner than the Saturday prior to and no later than 7 am on the Wednesday of their bulk trash collection week to be picked up between Wednesday morning and Friday evening of that week per the Curb Side Bulk Trash Pick Up Schedule.

Note: on rare occasion, due to weather or construction conditions, some bulk will be picked up on Saturday of your pick up week.

Current Hours of Operation:
Friday5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Semi-annual “Clean and Green” Days at the Courtesy Drop-off Site

In the spring and fall of each year, the Town conducts a Town-wide clean-up event that allows Little Elm residents to purge their homes, garages and property of large debris items, brush & tree limbs and household hazardous waste. Recycling opportunities are made available for electronic equipment, batteries, tires and metal. Large volume paper shredding is also provided.

Missed trash / recycling and bulk item collection should be reported to CWD. To speak to a customer service representative, please call 972.392.9300 .

Bulk Items – Acceptable

  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Washing Machines and Dryers
  • Toys tagged as “Bulk Item”
  • Yard Tools Tagged as “Bulk Item”
  • Bundled Carpet in 4-Foot Lengths
  • Water Heaters (drained)
  • Furniture Fence Panels Not Bigger than 4 feet X 6 feet
  • Bagged Leaves
  • Refrigerators/Freezers (must be tagged certifying removal of refrigerant)

Bulk Items – Prohibited

  • Commercial Construction or Remodeling Debris. Call CWD for a pick-up estimate.
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paint, motor oil, pool chemicals, etc.).
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Concrete
  • Miscellaneous Automotive Parts.

Commercial Services

CWD provides all Commercial Trash and Recycling Services in the Town of Little Elm.

Contact CWD’s representatives to change or set up new service at 972.392.9300, Option 2, or email us at customerservice@cwd.to.

Additional information can be found here.

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Service Schedule

Trash serviced weekly on assigned collection day
Recycle serviced weekly on assigned collection day
Brush and Bulky Waste serviced twice a month. Residents having Monday and Tuesday trash service days will have their brush and bulk service on the 1st and 3rd FULL WEEK (Mon-Fri) of the month. Residents having Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trash service days will have their brush and bulk service on the 2nd and 4th FULL WEEK (Mon-Fri) of the month. Brush and Bulk service will be from Wednesday-Friday on your service week.

Bulk trash may be placed at the residents service location no sooner than the Saturday prior to and no later than 7 am on the Wednesday of their bulk trash collection week to be picked up between Wednesday morning and Friday evening of that week per the Curb Side Bulk Trash Pick Up Schedule.

Note: on rare occasion, due to weather or construction conditions, some bulk will be picked up on Saturday of your pick up week.

Click here for the Little Elm service map

Click here for the bulky waste collection calendar

Click here for the Little Elm holiday calendar

Click here for the courtesy site location and hours

Brochure

The Little Elm Trash and Recycling Guide is available to browse online or to download.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q     How do I get my trash cart replaced if it is damaged or has normal wear and tear? Does it cost anything?
A     Please call CWD at 972.392.9300, Option 2. There is no cost for a replacement unless the damage was caused by fire.

Q     How do I get a special pickup for extra items or non-compliant items?
A     Call CWD Customer Service at 972.392.9300, and request an estimate for a special pickup. Estimates are free.

Q     Is it possible to get an extra trash and/or recycle cart? What do they cost?
A     The Town of Little Elm takes orders for extra containers and can provide the cost for them. They will then contact CWD for delivery of these containers. Please call 972.294.1821.

Q     Where can I take my paint cans (hazardous waste) with paint still in them?
A     Please call the Town of Little Elm at 972.294.1821.

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