City of Dumas Solid Waste Department
It is our mission to work alongside our residents to keep a clean city. We strive to do our best in everything we do and understand that waste will always be a by-product of life. The City of Dumas has some rules and regulations to help with the maintenance of our historic town keeping it beautiful and enjoyable to live in. The Code of Ordinances for the City of Dumas is where you can find regulations on how to dispose of your waste. Any other questions you can call the Waste or Landfill Department or online.
What is solid waste?
Solid waste is any waste generated by household, commercial, or institutional activities and is not hazardous. Depending on the physical state, waste can be categorized into various categories: municipal wastes, hazardous wastes, medical wastes, and radioactive wastes.
Waste Management Department
Our department oversees the City of Dumas waste disposal collection for commercial and residential waste according to the city ordinance and regulations. Any other waste produced that is not part of our municipal collection guidelines must have other legal arrangements. The city waste collection map is divided into sections to cover all areas within a week's time frame.
-- Commercial waste area is divided into two parts and collection begins at 5:00 am and ends around 4:00 pm depending on the amount of waste produced. Holidays and event days are usual times that waste is produced in greater amounts. We have dedicated commercial and residential trucks that collect waste on a scheduled basis. Commercial waste is collected Monday through Friday except on Wednesday and with exception of the holiday schedule change. Commercial waste is produced in larger amounts due to the foot traffic in businesses, therefore It must be collected on holidays. *Foot traffic is a term used in business to describe the number of customers that enter a store, mall, or location.
-- Residential waste routes are collected Monday through Friday. Wednesdays are dedicated to yard waste collection only, with exception of the holiday schedule change. Residential routes are divided into eight sections with four trucks covering two areas. Residential waste is not produced as much as commercial, therefore It is not picked up on holidays and continues back on schedule afterward. Bulk items such as cardboard boxes, need to be placed on side of the container taped shut, to keep styrofoam or loose paper from blowing away, especially during the holidays. Any waste material that does not belong in the trash container must be disposed of correctly or the resident may be given a citation.
-- Yard waste is collected Wednesdays from the green containers dedicated for limbs, leaves, and grass clippings only. For any other concerns please contact us directly or check out our services.
-- Bulk items are collected on a monthly basis or upon request if schedule allows. We have a limited amount of personnel to deal with these issues; we ask residents to follow guidelines and call to schedule any pickup. Items must be placed according to the ordinances and anything else will have to be disposed of legally by resident or contractor. We do offer services to help out residents who are not able to haul things due to transportation issues or physical limitations.
-- Tree limbs must be placed behind residents fence line if alley permits. There is a limit to the amount that can be placed out in an orderly fashion according to the code of ordinance. Contractors are required to haul their work to the landfill. Any small amount produced by residents can be placed within the yard waste container, however, branches must be cut down to fit in the container and not obstruct trash truck lift arms. For any other concerns please contact us directly or check out our services.
** Any waste that is disposed of incorrectly will be investigated and prosecuted upon evidence collected according to the code of ordinance. (illegal dumping = class B misdemeanor, class A misdemeanor, or state jail felony depending on the volume or weight of debris)
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