BELTON, Texas – City of Belton trash collection services are changing in January to include monthly curbside bulk collection. The service change also applies to residents of the Three Creeks subdivision.
The monthly service, included in a new contract with Waste Management, replaces the service that allowed residents to place up to three additional bags, boxes, or bundles curbside next to trash carts for collection.
“The new service addresses a critical need,” City Manager Sam Listi said. “Residents needed an easier way to dispose of large items like couches and mattresses. This change accomplishes that.”
Under the terms of the new service, residents can place bulk waste such as sofas, mattresses, and appliances curbside for collection. The volume is limited to 4 cubic yards, which is about the size of a pickup truck bed.
Bulk collections will occur once a month on Wednesdays (see map).
Again, beginning in January bagged, boxed or bundled items will no longer be accepted with weekly trash service.
The other solid waste services will remain the same. Recycling, for example, will be on the same collection schedule, servicing addresses every other Wednesday. Residents should leave recyclables such as cardboard, paper, plastic, foil, and aluminum cans loose in the cart with a yellow lid.
At Your Door Special Collection
At Your Door Special Collection, formerly Household Hazardous Waste, remains unchanged. This service allows residents to have household hazardous waste picked up directly from their home. Items eligible for this service include paint, pool or garden chemicals, electronics, household cleaners and batteries. To schedule a pickup or for more information contact Waste Management at 1-800-449-7587 or visit www.wmatyourdoor.com.
Bulk drop-off events are an opportunity for residents to haul away household bulk waste. These events will continue to occur every other month on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works yard, 1502 Holland Road. Proof of residency is required, and no commercial bulk is accepted. Limit one load per household, and tires and hazardous waste are not accepted. Beginning in 2020 drop-off events will now be open to Three Creeks residents.
Dates of 2020 Drop-off events:
- Feb. 8
- April 4
- June 6
- Aug. 8
- Oct. 3
- Dec. 5
For more information about City of Belton solid waste collections visit the City of Belton website at www.beltontexas.gov/trash.
Residential brush collection service in Belton will not change. There is no need for residents to call for collection as the city has a dedicated route that picks up brush on a weekly basis. To find out your collection day visit www.beltontexas.gov/brush. Brush collection, which is not part of the Waste Management contract, does not extend to the Three Creeks subdivision.