Dallas City Council Votes to Limit Your Bulky Trash Set-outs

Next year, Dallas residents could face hefty fines if they set out too much bulky trash and brush for garbage pickup.The Dallas City Council on Wednesday approved limits for the city’s bulky trash collection program, which has long been more generous than what other cities offer. The tweaked ordinance will also include a penalty of up to $500 for those who exceed the new volume cap.Outgoing City Council member Sandy Greyson championed the changes. She said the Sanitation Services Department was so overwhelmed with bulky trash, it took garbage collectors 10 days to get to the bulk in one of the neighborhoods in her Far North Dallas district. "Our neighborhoods looked trashy, we couldn't walk down the sidewalks," she said.Currently, Dallas residents can set out an unrestricted amount of bulky waste and brush on the streets once a month.The changes approved Wednesday, which take effect in July 2020, restrict people to set-outs of 10 cubic yards of bulky waste and brush a month. Residents can also put out an "oversized" collection of up to 20 cubic yards — with up to half of that as bulky waste — once a year.   Continue reading...

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