Irving residents can look forward to a change in their trash collection schedule, as the city's twice-per-week trash pickup service is set to return, effective December 4. The decision to revert to this schedule was made during the City Council meeting on October 12, where several amendments were approved for Chapter 33 – Refuse, Garbage, and Weeds, the ordinance governing solid waste collection guidelines in Irving.
Under the revised guidelines, trash will be collected twice a week, while recycling, brush, and bulky items will continue to be collected once a week. The move aims to streamline and standardize solid waste collection practices throughout Irving.
Residents are encouraged to take note of the following guidelines to ensure a smooth transition:
- A limit of four bulky items per household will be accepted each week.
- This category includes easily movable household items like sofas, chairs, tables, mattresses, and more.
- Toilets will be collected, provided they are not part of a larger pile of construction and demolition debris.
Items Not Collected:
- Waste produced by contractors, landscapers, tree trimmers, etc., must be removed by the service provider.
- Up to five passenger tires per calendar year can be brought to the landfill for free but will not be collected at the curb.
- Construction and demolition debris, including items such as tubs, sinks, countertops, flooring, cabinetry, doors, windows, light fixtures, sheetrock, insulation, roofing, fencing, concrete, asphalt, rock, dirt, bricks, sand, A/C systems, pool materials/parts, and other construction materials, will not be collected at the curb. Roll-off containers are available for rental, or these items can be brought to the landfill.
The changes to the solid waste collection schedule and guidelines are aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of waste management services in Irving, ultimately benefiting both residents and the environment.