Recycling and Trash FAQs

Whether it’s a question about your pickup day, what can be recycled or whatever, we’ve got the most frequently asked questions right here. If you don’t find what you need here, you can always call 903-237-1250. Let us know how we can help!

Q. I have a lot of leaves, grass clippings, or other yard waste how do I dispose of it? 
A. Yard waste can be disposed of in a few ways. It can be put in your trash cart to be taken to the landfill. You can also put your yard waste in paper yard waste bags or loose in a personal container(s) then it will be taken to our compost facility where it will become useful compost that we give to our residents. If yard waste is placed in a personal container(s), please label the container, “YARD WASTE”.

Q. What items are accepted for a bulky item pick up? 
A. We will collect large branches over 3 feet and no longer than 10 feet. If the branches are under 3 feet, they should be bundled for regular yard waste collection or must fit inside of your trash cart for disposal at the landfill. Furniture or other large items that will not fit inside the garbage cart can be collected as part of the bulky item service. Please note there is an additional charge to pick up demolition materials, carpeting, mattresses, box springs and large appliances. Check here for a list of items that can be collected.

Q. What holidays does Sanitation take? 
A. To find our holiday collection schedule check here or you can use the CitySend app. You can also call Sanitation at 903-237-1250. 

Q. What are the Compost Hours? 
A. The Compost Site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

Q. How can I recycle glass? 
A. Glass can be taken to the City of Longview Compost Site at 2020 Swinging Bridge Rd. In addition there are several drop-off locations.

Q. How do I report a problem or complaint?
A. You can use the CitySend app or call Sanitation at 903-237-1250. 

Q. How do I schedule a bulky pick up? 
A. You can use the CitySend app or you can call Sanitation at 903-237-1250. 

Q. What can go in my recycling cart? 
A. We accept #1 and #2 plastics, paper, cardboard, and metal cans. Labels do not need to be removed from bottles or cans. Items should be rinsed to remove all food or liquid. Items not accepted are food, liquids, styrofoam, glass, mylar, wood, plastic #3 thru #7 or clothes. 

Q. When do I set my cart out?
A. Our trucks are out by 7:30 am every morning so we suggest putting your carts out the night before your pick up day. Please remember to remove them from the curb after collection. 

Q.  When is my pick up day? 
A. Enter your address in the interactive map and find out your collection day. You can also call Sanitation at 903-237-1250. Your recycling, trash, and yard waste will be collected the same day by different trucks.