Holiday Trash Collection
If your assigned collection day falls on or after a Community Waste Disposal (CWD) holiday, your collection will take place one day later than usual. See a trash collection schedule for impacted holidays
Extra Trash Bag Collection after Christmas
CWD will collect up to five extra bags of trash on your first collection day after Christmas. Bags should be up to 30 gallons and weigh less than 40 pounds. Place the bags at your collection point, at least two feet from trash and recycling carts.
Holiday Tree Disposal
How to dispose of natural trees
Natural trees up to 6 feet tall are collected on your assigned trash collection day through the second Friday of the New Year. Place trees at your collection point at least 2 feet from trash and recycling carts. Trees must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, ornaments, hooks and tree stands. If your tree is over 6 feet tall, please cut it in half for collection.
After the second Friday of the New Year, residents can cut natural trees into 4-foot bundles, weighing no more than 40 pounds, and place the tied bundles at their trash collection point for pickup in Allen’s yard waste collection program. Bundles must be in place by 7 a.m. on your assigned trash collection day, at least 2 feet away from trash and recycling carts.
- Do-it-yourself disposal: Allen residents can compost their natural trees at the Texas Pure Products Wood Grinding Facility. Bring your most recent City of Allen water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address.
How to dispose of flocked/artificial trees
Because flocked and artificial trees cannot be composted, they will not be collected as yard waste. You may dispose of flocked or artificial Christmas trees on your assigned bulk collection day or bring them to the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station. Bring your most recent City of Allen water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address to enter the Custer Road facility.