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Garbage Collection 

The City of McAllen has a fully automated curbside residential collection, and offers dumpsters and roll off containers for larger needs. The City also has a drop-off site for items such as tires, and electronics, 4101 N. Bentsen, Mon-Fri, 8 AM to 4:30 PM & Sat, 8 AM to 12 PM. A small fee might apply when disposing at this site. This drop-off service is only residential, not commercial.


  • Households -Each Customer receives two automated containers, black for garbage and blue for commingled recyclables. Place containers curbside or in the alley by 7 AM on your collection day. Residential collection is picked-up once for garbage and once for recycling each week.

  • Apartments -Apartment complexes have commercial type bins for garbage disposal.

  • Commercial -The City provides commercial solid waste services at a competitive rate. Contact Public Works for pricing and proper size container recommendations.

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