Guidelines for Trash & Recycling

Clean and Green 2018

Town of Little Elm Residential Trash & Recycling Information

Little Elm Utility Customers are serviced by Community Waste Disposal (CWD) for pick up and removal of Trash, Recycling, Bulk Trash & Brush. Trash & Recycling are serviced on a weekly basis. Bulk & Brush are serviced bi-weekly (twice a month.) You can find additional details on services below. Follow this link to the HOLIDAY Schedule for 2018.
For additional trash service or if your trash was not picked up please contact CWD’s Customer Service Department at (972) 392-9300 Ext. 2, LE Public Works at (972) 377-5556 or Utility Billing Customer Service at (214) 975-0480.

Utility Billing & Public Works send out email reminders regarding solid waste/trash/recycling/bulk/brush services. Please take advantage of our services and SIGN-UP OR UPDATE your email address & contact info.

95 Gallon Trash & Recycling Cart Placement Procedures

All 95 gallon trash and recycling carts shall be placed at curbside by 7:00 am on designated collection days, but 95 gallon carts and recycling containers shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 7:00 pm prior to the day of scheduled collection. Carts also must be placed at least 4 feet from mail boxes or obstructions such as a vehicle.

To view, print or download the Trash & Recycling MAP below click HERE!


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For missed service, please call customer service (972) 392-9300 ext. 2.

My cart has an orange tag on it, what does that mean?  Please see our Utility Billing FAQ page for the answer to this question and many more you may have.

All 95 gallon trash and recycling carts are required to be stored behind the front building line of your home, not curbside. Residents may place carts out by the street on the day before service after 7:00 pm. Carts must be removed from curbside by 7:00 am the day after services. Your homeowners association may have a more stringent requirement to place carts out of view.

Trash outside the cart will not be picked up. The cart should be placed at the edge of the street with the lid closed and 4 feet of clearance space on either side of the cart. Please place the cart handle facing your house, and within 3 feet of the curb. Overloaded carts will not be serviced.

To view, print or download the entire 2017 Trash & Recycling Guide containing all maps, calendars and detailed information regarding the Town of Little Elm recycling and trash services please CLICK HERE! for the PDF or HERE for the digital booklet.
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2018 Trash and Recycling Map
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Trash & Recycling Route Map

Bi-Weekly Bulk & Brush Pick Up

Residents receive a bi-weekly automated Bulk & Brush pickup service in accordance with their regularly scheduled Trash & Recycling Service Day.

Residents with a Trash & Recycle Service Day of Monday & Tuesday will receive Bulk & Brush service twice a month on  Mondays.  Services run on the first Monday of the first full week as well as the third Monday of the month.  (see Bulk & Brush legend above for examples.)

Residents with a Trash & Recycle Service Day of Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will receive Bulk & Brush service on the second Monday & the fourth Monday of each month (see Bulk & Brush legend above for examples, and follow the link below for a full calendar year of scheduled services.)

Please follow this link for more detailed information on Bulk & Brush Services.

Holiday Schedule for Residential Trash & Recycling can be found by following this link: Holiday Calendar

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Cart Placement is a KEY COMPONENT to successful pickup! Trash & Recycling Guide - Digital Version