Litter Control

Our mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and management of all aspects of solid and hazardous waste, recycling, and overuse of resources.

Litter Control / Solid Waste (Trash) Disposal

Household and Bulky Trash Disposal in Kaufman County

 

Precinct 1 and City of Kaufman
Kaufman Trash and Recycling Center
Located at Kaufman Citizens' Convenience Station
East First North and Alton Streets
Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Saturday
8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Kaufman Trash and Recycling Center East First North at Alton St., Kaufman - 972-932-2161
Kaufman City Hall 209 S. Washington, Kaufman - 972-932-2216
Kaufman County Courthouse Annex 100 W. Washington, Kaufman - 972-932-4331
Pct. 1 Maintenance Barn 600 N. Nash, Kaufman - 972-932-3684

Coupons (permits) are required to dispose of residential and bulky waste and cost is based on size of load. Coupons must be purchased prior to hauling.

  • City of Kaufman residents must purchase coupons at City Hall, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Kaufman County residents must purchase coupons at Courthouse Annex Tax Office, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Cost of disposal is $5.00 per cubic yard, based on size of the load. For more information on estimating size of load or cost, call 972-932-2161 prior to disposal.

No commercial waste or Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides,  fertilizer, etc.) is accepted at this location. Click here for HHW disposal.

City of Kaufman contracts with IESI for residential trash service. Brush and bulky waste are picked up twice a month. Brush must be in manageable bundles and limited to 5 cubic yards per collection. Bulky waste is limited to two (2) items (furniture, appliances with freon removed, toys, carpeting, etc.) per collection. Contact City at 972-932-2216 for collection schedule.

For RECYCLING locations, click here.

Precinct 2 and City of Forney
Located at Terrell Citizens' Convenience Station
CR 319 (between FM 429N and Hwy. 34), Terrell
Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Saturday Only
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

City of Forney 101 E. Main, Forney - 972-564-3148
Pct. 2 Maintenance Barn 12051 Pc t. Cir. (FM 741 at FM 2932), Forney - 972-564-7282
Kaufman County Courthouse 100 W. Washington, Kaufman - 972-932-4331
Pct. 2 Sub-Courthouse 300 E. Main, Forney - 972-564-4054

Kaufman County residents in Pct. 2 can dispose of residential and bulky trash at Terrell Citizens’ Convenience station on CR 319 and may purchase coupons/permits at the Pct. 2 or Pct. 3 Sub-Courthouse. Cost is based on size of load.

No commercial waste or Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides,  fertilizer, etc.) is accepted at the Convenience Station. Click here for HHW disposal.

City of Forney contracts with IESI for residential trash service. Brush and bulky waste are picked up on Tuesdays. City residents who need bulky/brush pick up must notify IESI at least 24 hours in advance of collection day at 469-452-8000.

For RECYCLING locations, click here.

Precinct 3 and City of Terrell
Located on CR 319 (between FM 429N and Hwy. 34), Terrell—one mile north of the Terrell city limits sign on
Hwy. 34; go east (right) on CR 319 for ¼ mile
Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Saturday only,
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Terrell City Hall - 972-551-6604
Pct. 3 Convenience Station (CR 319, north of Terrell between FM 429 and Hwy. 34) - 972-551-6628
Kaufman Co. Courthouse - 972-932-4331
Pct. 3 Maintenance Barn - 972-563-5362
Pct. 3 Sub-Courthouse - 972-563-9611

Coupons (permits) are required to dispose of residential and bulky waste and cost is based on size of load. Coupons must be purchased prior to hauling.

  • City of Terrell residents must purchase coupons at City Hall Utilities Window, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Kaufman County residents must purchase coupons (cash only) at the Sub-Courthouse Tax Office, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Cost is based on size of the load. For more information on estimating size of load or cost, call City Hall or Sub-Courthouse prior to disposal.

Brush disposal—City of Terrell and Kaufman County residents can dispose of one 16-foot trailer load of brush per month at no charge at the Convenience Station. Residents can pick up mulch at no charge.

No commercial waste or Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides,  fertilizer, etc.) is accepted at the Convenience Station. Click here for HHW disposal.

City of Terrell contracts with IESI for residential trash service. Click here for guidelines on City of Terrell trash, bulky waste and brush collection.

For RECYCLING locations, click here.

Pct. 4 and Cities of Kemp and Mabank
(must be resident of Kaufman County)
Kaufman County Eco-Station
Located on US 175 and Plainview Drive
(6520 Plainview Drive, Kemp, TX 75143)
Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Eco-Station: 903-498-4135

Kemp Eco-Station 6520 Plainview, Kemp - 903-498-4135

Coupons (permits) are required to dispose of residential trash and can only be purchased at the ECO-Station. Cash is no longer accepted. You may pay by Check, Money Order or Credit Card. There is a $3.00 convenience charge for all Credit Cards.

Cost of disposal is $12.00 per cubic yard of household trash. All appliances and furniture (i.e. couches, chairs, mattresses, washer, dryer, refrigerators) are $20.00 per piece. Tires (limit four each per day): Lawn mower and passenger tires $2.00 each; truck tires $4.00 each; tractor tires $8.00 each). For more information on estimating size of load or cost, call 903-498-4135 prior to disposal.

Free disposal of recyclables: Aluminum, Glass bottles, Cardboard, Newspaper, Shredded paper or other paper products, Motor Oil and Oil Filters, Tin cans (rinsed), Plastics #1 and #2, and Batteries.

Household Hazardous Waste: Please contact attendant for cost on disposal of HHW.

This site does not accept:

  • Electronics, small appliances, or construction materials such as roofing shingles, rock, brick, concrete, or brush.
  • Barb wire
  • Roofing shingles
  • Rocks, bricks, concrete
  • Computers, TVs, microwaves
  • Brush
  • NO trash collection services available
  • No containers for rent
  • No Household Hazardous Waste accepted without labels stating what is in the containers
  • NO Commercial Waste is accepted

City of Kemp contracts with IESI for trash service. Contact City Hall for information on trash disposal. City of Mabank contracts with IESI for trash service. Contact City Hall for information on trash disposal.

For RECYCLING locations, click here.

Waste Haulers in Kaufman County

The Environmental Co-op is providing this information as a service and not as an endorsement of any specific waste provider.

City of Crandall 110 S. Main, Crandall - IESI - 972-524-9993
City of Forney 101 E. Main - IESI - 972-524-9993
City of Heartland 6622 FM 741, Heartland - IESI - 972-524-9993
City of Kaufman 209 S. Washington, Kaufman - IESI - 972-524-9993
City of Kemp 304 S. Main, Kemp - IESI - 972-524-9993
City of Mabank 129 E. Market, Mabank - IESI - 972-524-9993
City of Terrell 201 E. Nash, Terrell - IESI - 972-524-9993
Town of Talty - Hiram Waste - 972-524-2418 Subscribers outside city limits can call for trash collection from providers listed above

Help Stop Illegal Dumping!

ILLEGAL DUMPING BECOMES EVERYONE'S PROBLEM 

Report illegal dumping to:

Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center at 972-932-4337 or THE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS ILLEGAL DUMPING HOTLINE 1-888-335-DUMP - 24 hours a day

Dumping trash in unauthorized locations can cause public health and safety concerns. Common violations include: throwing litter out of a car or boat, and unfortunately also includes the dumping of household trash, construction debris or yard waste on land or roadways. Among materials being dumped illegally by contractors are: shingles, bricks, fencing, lime, fill material from pool excavation, and wood such as lumber and plywood.

Citizens can take an active role in stopping illegal dumping:

  • Always dispose of your own litter and trash properly. Teach your children to respect the environment and their neighborhood by disposing of trash properly.
  • Do not transport unsecured debris in the back of a vehicle. Use a tarp or other cover.
  • Organize volunteer cleanups of roadways and illegal dumpsites—studies show people are less likely to litter in clean areas.
  • Do not pay roofing or other contractors until they present you with a landfill receipt showing that your waste was properly disposed.
  • Write or call your city or county elected officials and let them know that illegal dumping a concern in your community.

Littering is not just a crime, it's an insult to Texas.

Cigarette butts, soda cans, candy bar wrappers, lottery tickets are litter. Throwing litter out of your vehicle is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $500. For a repeat offender, the penalty is increased to a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $2000 and up to 180 days in jail.

Kaufman County Abatement Officers investigate illegal dumping on roadways. Call 972-932-4337 to report concerns or problems.

$89,000 to Stop Illegal Dumping
(March 29, 2010)

The Co-op was awarded an $89,000 grant for a Stop Illegal Dumping Campaign! Grant funds, awarded by TCEQ through NCTCOG, will purchase a new 2011 Ford F-250 decked out with vital accessories for the Kaufman County Sherriff’s Department. They will also get a much needed digital camcorder and camera complete with tree mounts and more, which will aide prosecution of illegal dumping activities. Safety gear such as boots and snake tongs will be purchased to help prevent injury while removing illegally dumped materials from dangerous settings. Signage and banners will be created and posted in prime illegal dumping locations.

In addition to the needs of the Sherriff’s department and signage, the campaign will include implementing a new curriculum in classrooms around the county from Pre-K thru High School. The curriculum was developed by Terrell ISD and focuses on Illegal Dumping and other environmental awareness topics. Funds from the grant will also pay for audio/visual design and production of educational materials, as well as, translation of the education literature into Spanish.

We are honored to have been awarded this grant for Illegal Dumping prevention and to truly help Keep Kaufman County Clean and Green! 

Adopt a County Road

The Adopt a County Road program is a partnership between the Environmental Co-op, the County Commissioners and the citizens of Kaufman County to keep Kaufman County’s roads litter free.

Any individual, group or organization can notify the Environmental Co-op of your interest in cleaning litter and debris from your county road and then maintaining the beauty of the roadway. A contract agreement is made between the group or individual and the Precinct Commissioner. The group should notify the Commissioner that a cleanup will be held at least two work days prior to the cleanup.

Following a cleanup, the Commissioner agrees to have employees from his maintenance barn come to the cleanup site the first workday after the cleanup to haul away the bags of trash accumulated as a result of the cleanup.

This program is a win-win for both your group and the County. This program is only good on County Roads in Kaufman County. We are proud that the Commissioners in Kaufman County work with the citizens to make sure the County roads are kept Clean and Green!


Recycling

Business, Residential, and Electronics.

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Litter Control / Solid Waste (Trash) Disposal

Cleanups, Illegal Dumping, Adopt a County Road.

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Environmental Education

Air pollution, Composting, Odyssey, HHW, Recycling, Water, Our Programs, and more.

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Future Plans

20 Year Solid Waste Management Plan for Kaufman County.

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