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The City of Palestine contracts with Waste Connections for weekly trash collection for residents and businesses within the city limits. The City of Palestine transitioned to a once weekly trash collection service utilizing 96-gallon garbage carts on January 13, 2020. Recycling materials may be dropped off at the Waste Connections Transfer Station located at 571 ACR 3694, Palestine, TX 75801 (see details below).
The decision to transition to the 96-gallon garbage carts, once weekly trash service, and to stop curbside recycling had been discussed during multiple City Council public meetings. The citizens of Palestine had not been complying with preparation of recycling materials, and we had already been rejected by one recycling center due to levels of contamination of the products placed in our recycling bins. The City only had one option for continuing curbside recycling service and it would have required a significant price increase to residents due to the delivery fees required to deliver the recycling products to a destination much farther away.
If you have questions about the Trash Collection Changes, you may contact Customer Service at 903-731-8400 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday from 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. and
Saturday from 8:00a.m. - noon
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS TO RECYCLE AT THE TRANSFER STATION:
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED FOR RECYCLE AT THE TRANSFER STATION:
The City's Compost Site is currently closed. (The change in scheduling is due to issues related to COVID19).
Call Waste Connections at 903-723-4670 to schedule bulk pick-up by your Service Cycle (eight bags or bundles can be put out curbside).
Service Cycle One (Service Date 1st to the 1st) - 1st Wednesday of the month.
Service Cycle Two (Service Date 7th to the 7th) - 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Service Cycle Three (Service Date 14th to the 14th) - 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Service Cycle Four (Service Date 25th to the 25th) - 4th Wednesday of the month.
White Goods (Large Items)
Call Waste Connections at 903-723-4670 to schedule one white goods (large items) per month.