Brush & Bulky Trash Collection

Brush & Bulky Tips:


  • BULKY material may be placed out at the curb no earlier than 6PM the day before your scheduled service.
  • There is no alley collection.
  • No bagged material. The Green Grabber does not pick up bagged trash.
  • Set out bagged material with regular trash. Each bag must weigh less than 50 pounds for regular trash pick up.
  • Items must be no longer than 8-10 feet in length.
  • Place all material 3 feet away from mailboxes, trees, poles and other obstructions.
  • Do not place items under tree limbs.
  • Loose construction and demolition material (e.g. sheet rock, tiles, bricks, rubble, etc.) should be placed in a container or on a pallet for collection. 
  • DO NOT place tires, glass, mirrors, motor oil, oil filters, car or boat batteries out for Brush & Bulky collection. Contact Public Works 972.919.2597 regarding pickup or disposal of these times.
  • DO NOT place household hazardous waste such as pool chemicals and fertilizer out for Brush & Bulky collection. These and other household chemicals are accepted at the Dallas County Chemical Collection Center.
Brush & Bulky trash collection, or Green Grabber Service is provided by the City of Farmers Branch staff once a week. Look up your service day by street name please view or download the Garbage/Recycling/Green Grabber Schedule.
Contact Public Works at 972.919.2597, Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM; Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Common reasons the Green Grabber Truck is unable to pick up material include:

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  • Material not set out by 7 AM.
  • Vehicles parked in front of the material. 
  • Material too large or long to fit in the truck container.
  • Bagged trash must be set out separate from Brush and Bulky material.
  • Loose Construction/Demolition material.
  • Mixed Items: Bagged trash, tires, loose construction/demolition debris.
  • Material stacked under or too close to tree, utility pole, fence or other structure.
  • Material is under tree limbs.  

Brush & Bulky Holiday Schedule


If your Brush and Bulk Collection falls on one of the following holidays, service will resume on your next regular service day: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

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In addition to weekly collection service, Brush and Bulky material is accepted at the Citizen Collection Station, located at 1399 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, and open 9 AM to 6 PM, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.