An amendment to the City’s Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance was passed by the DeSoto City Council in June, 2017 that specifies a timeframe for when trash and recyclables can be placed at the curb for pickup. In order to minimize wildlife disturbing the refuse or other elements coming in contact with plastic bags or containers, residential refuse and recyclables shall not be placed at the curb before 6 pm the day before collection day.
“This amendment addresses problems resulting from trash being put out at the curb or in the alley for pick-up a day or more prior to the actual collection time,” said Tracie Hlavinka, DeSoto Assistant City Manager. “When trash is allowed to sit on the curb, it attracts animals who tear into the bags and scatter it.”
To guarantee your trash is not missed by Republic Services, please have your trash and recyclables at the curb or placed in the alley no later than 7 am on the day of collection. All residents who live west of Hampton Road have their trash collected on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those living east of Hampton Road have their trash collected on Mondays and Thursdays. All recycle bins, throughout the City, are emptied on Wednesdays.
DeSoto’s Code Enforcement Department would like to remind residents that all garbage must be placed in a plastic refuse bag for garbage pick up. All garbage must be bagged to avoid having loose garbage scattered when the containers are being emptied into the truck. Residential customers shall utilize a plastic refuse bag that is designed and sold for the purpose of placing garbage, trash, or refuse in it for disposal. If your trash is not bagged, the solid waste contractor will tag the container and leave the trash to be bagged for removal. Habitual offenders of the Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance will be fined. Trash and recycling bags are available for purchase at the Utility Billing window in City Hall. Trash bags are $9.56 for a roll of 50 and recycle bags are $4.76 for a roll of 50 bags.
For more information on the Garbage, Trash and Refuse Ordinance, please go to www.desototexas.gov.