Solid Waste Collection

When you move in, if there is not a trash or recycle cart located at the residence, if you require an additional cart, or if your cart has been damaged, contact the Utility department at 972-771-4601 or via email.

Trash and Recycling Rates Effective 1/1/2020

The collection of solid waste is provided by the contract services of Waste Connections.

  • Trash rate (includes one GREEN 95-gallon cart and one BLUE 95-gallon recycle cart) - $17.71 per month
  • Extra trash carts - $10.83 each per month
  • Extra recycle carts - $2.17 per month

Trash and Recycling Policies

All trash and/or recycling must be set out no later than 7 a.m. on your designated trash and/or recycling day each week and placed at least 3 feet from any cars or mailboxes. Any item over 50 pounds or 48" will need to be scheduled for pick up directly with Waste Connections at 903-450-8282. For more information, please review the Trash and Recycle Guide (PDF)We remind residents to please bag trash so that while dumping the cans loose trash does not spill out.

know what to throw

With the goal to improve recycling across the region, the City of Fate is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and surrounding cities to launch the "Know What To Throw" recycling education campaign.  KNOW WHAT TO THROW is a fun campaign to educate residents on the correct items to recycle and what items are not acceptable. To test your recycling skills, take the DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO THROW quiz.

Have a question, need a quick answer?

You can ask many questions and receive an almost immediate response about the following items at this link

  • Recyclable Items 
  • Waste Connections Contact Information 
  • Waste Connections Business Hours
  • Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule 
  • Missed Pickup

Waste Connections Observes The Following Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day*
  • Thanksgiving Day*
  • Christmas Day*
*Trash and recycle pick-up will be delayed by one day. 
Example: If your normal pick up day is Tuesday then pick up will take place on Wednesday and-so-forth.

Other Guidelines

For roll off information, please contact Waste Connections directly at 903-450-8282.

All new poly-carts, poly-cart repairs, or extra poly-carts will be delivered the week following the week they are ordered.

For trash and recycling guidelines including brush and bulk pickup information, please review the Trash and Recycle Guide (PDF).
Bulk pick up will need to be scheduled in advance directly with Waste Connections at 903-450-8282.  

Garbage and Recycle Schedule

Please see the map below for trash and recycling collection days. Starting June 25, 2018 your trash and recycling days will sync-up for most addresses! Please place both your trash and recycling on the curb by 7am on your regularly scheduled trash day. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the City of Fate at 972-771-4601.
New Trash Schedule Map

For Information About The Local Landfill, Please Visit Here.

For Information About Disposing Hazardous Material, Please Visit Here.

For Information About Recycling Facility Locations, Please Visit Here

Waste Connections Contract (formerly named Progressive Waste Solutions) 

The City of Fate entered into an exclusive franchise agreement for the collection, hauling and disposal or recycling of municipal solid waste materials and recyclable materials in the City of Fate in May of 2009 with IESI (bought out by Waste Connections (formerly named Progressive Waste Solutions) in 2014).  The original term of the agreement is 10 years and is up for renegotiation in 2019.

Here is a copy of the original agreement along with two amendments and supplemental documentation:

Progressive Waste Solutions Contract and Amendments