The City of Dallas is extending garbage, recycling and bulk/brush collection through Saturday to allow for more time for collections delayed by icy roads and freezing temperatures.
Sanitation Services director Mary Nix said Thursday and Friday customers should place their recycling and garbage carts out for collection on their normal collection day and leave them there until city crews are able to retrieve the materials.
Nix warns that may take a day or so, but the city will eventually get by to collect your trash.
“On Thursday, we know that we’ll be getting a late start because we must wait for the side streets and alleys to thaw before we can safely operate,” said Nix. “Normally our day starts at 6 a.m., but if tomorrow’s weather forecast is right, it we could be up to six hours behind schedule before our first trucks can start collecting. And even then, some customer’s collections will wait until the next day for service. That’s why we need to make sure residents keep their carts out for us.
The city also wants people to remove parked cars from the street to expedite trash pick up.
City crews will work late hours on Thursday, Friday and into Saturday to assure that all customers are picked up in this week.
Customers who don't want to wait on the city can drop their trash at McCommas Bluff or at any of the city’s three transfer stations which will be open normal hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday.