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Garbage Collection
The City contracts with Waste Management for residential and small business garbage collection services.  Businesses requiring a dumpster may contract with one of the City’s franchised commercial garbage haulers.

Important Information

There are options for weeks where more trash is generated than fits in the container.

Each week we accept up to three additional items, up to 50 pounds each, provided they are bagged, boxed, or bundled, and placed next to the trash can.

In addition, the City organizes free bulk collection events to help meet the needs of customers who need to dispose of items heavier than 50 pounds or items not able to be bagged, boxed, or bundled. There are four events scheduled in 2016:

o January 30
o April 9
o July 23
o October 22

Regardless of disposal method, all appliances with refrigerants must be green tagged (a green tag designates that refrigerants are removed).

Other options for bulky waste:
• Take items to the Temple Landfill at 706 Landfill Road. Note: a fee will be accessed and a safety vest is required. For more information, visit City of Temple's website.
• If item is in good condition, contact local charity organization.


Holidays observed by the garbage crews include:
  • New Year's Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Following a holiday, garbage collections will run one day late for the rest of the week.