The City of Glen Rose contracts with Knox Waste Service for trash collection. To obtain service, please contact our Utility Billing Department. Poly carts are provided for all residential customers. Commercial customers may choose to have poly carts or dumpsters, depending upon the volume of trash that is generated. Dumpsters are to be located in enclosures. To prevent litter, all trash must be bagged before being deposited in poly carts or dumpsters. Residential customers should roll their carts out to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day collections are made to ensure they get picked up. Commercial collection can begin as early as 4:00 a.m. By end of the day the carts must be put away. Due to physical limitations, should you need help moving your poly cart, please contact our Utility Billing Department. If your trash is out by the appropriate time and doesn’t not get collected, please contact our Utility Billing Department, and we will ensure that your trash is collected. If the truck is still in town, we will send it back to your location on the same day; otherwise, you will have to wait until the next business day.
Twice a year Knox Waste Service will provide the citizens who have signed up for this service with curbside collection of bulky items per the following guidelines:
Items accepted: All types of refuse and wastes that would normally be associated with maintaining a residence, such as chairs, tables, couches, lamps, stereos, televisions, old clothing, boxes, etc., water heater, clothes washer/dryer, dishwasher. Grass trimmings, leaves and debris bagged in no bigger than a 30-gallon trash bags. Brush must be bundled no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 feet in diameter.
Items NOT accepted: Items containing gaseous refrigerants, demolition/remodeling materials such as lumber, sheet rock, shingles, siding, concrete, tires etc.
The City operates a Convenience Station to allow citizens an opportunity to dispose of bulky items outside of the semi-annual curbside collection events. The convenience station is open on the last Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until noon and on Fridays by appointment.
Anyone needing a roll-off for a construction site or for other purposes should contact the Utility Billing Department. The City’s contract with Knox Waste Service grants that firm exclusive right to provide this and other trash collection services within the City.
Frontier Waste operates a Transfer Station for Somervell County. Certain recyclables may disposed of free of charge: cardboard, metal, oil, and vehicle batteries. Although there are fees for disposing of brush, it is accepted.
If conditions are right, you might be able to dispose of brush within the City by securing an Outdoor Burn Permit.