The City of Ellis provides city collection for garbage & trash (solid waste),
household waste, grass clippings, but not hazardous wastes Household
hazardous wastes must be disposed at the Ellis County Hazardous Waste
site on announced dates of collection.
Garbage and trash shall
consist of waste normally produced by a household or commercial
enterprise, but shall not consist of or include any barrels, furniture,
bedding, appliances and similar objects; rock, concrete, glass crockery
and other mineral refuse; dirt, earth and waste from building
operations, wash rack residue and solid waste resulting from industrial
processes and manufacturing operations, such as food processing waste,
oil or house cinders, lumber scraps and shavings, fireplace ashes or
ashes consisting of residue from fire used for cooking or for heating
materials or other objects lawfully burned on the premises.
limbs and brush of a small diameter may be placed in approved
containers provided that it is cut in such lengths that it may be
placed therein and a lid placed on the container. All other tree limbs
or brush shall be bound together by the use of some material and shall
be in lengths of no greater than four feet. Tree limbs and brush bound
in such manner shall be considered as items subject to a special
pick-up charge as herein before provided
enterprises introducing volumes of cardboard into the city solid waste
disposal system shall break down and bundle such cardboard into bundles
with exterior dimensions not to exceed three inches per side. Failure
to comply with this requirement will result in the cardboard being
ineligible for pick-up.
TRASH COLLECTION PERIOD. Trash is collected once per week in the
residential district and business district. Businesses can request
trash be collected more frequently if required. See map at right for weekly collection day.
GRASS COLLECTION PROGRAM. The city has a grass collection program
whereby the residence rents a yard waste cart from the city for a
monthly fee. The resident then places grass and yard waste (no
foreign material or brush) in the yard waste cart. The yard
waste is then collected each Monday from April thru
September. The resident stores the cart in the off-season.
SERVICE CHARGES. All residences or locations within the
limits of the city which do not utilize a dumpster and all residences
or locations outside the limits of the city which receive refuse
removal service from the City but do not utilize a dumpster shall be
required to use a trash polycart provided by the City. The fee
for providing weekly pick-up sanitation service to residences or
locations which do not utilize a dumpster, and where the weekly pick-up
consist of the picking up of trash and garbage normally produced by a
household or commercial enterprise as defined above, shall be as
(1) For single
person residences located within the city limits, $19.00 per month.
residences of more than one person and/or commercial enterprises
located within the city limits, $21.00 per month.
residential collection located outside of the city limits, $24.00 per
commercial enterprises located outside the city limits, $24.00 per
Additional cart rental for a second or subsequent trash cart
located at any of the above locations, $6.00 per month.
(6) Grass cart
rental during the months of April through September shall be $1.00 per
Two or more individuals or
businesses located at different addresses share a dumpster, each such
business or individual shall pay the applicable rates as set forth
below. The fee for the pick-up of garbage and trash from
dumpsters utilized by residences and single business entities shall be
(1) For dumpsters located within the city limits, $37.00 per month for once a week pick-up.
(2) For dumpsters located outside of the city limits, $39.00 per month for once a week pick-up.
(3) Additional pick-up days for dumpsters
may be scheduled, at the cost of $37.00 per additional weekly pick-up
for dumpsters located within the city limits and $39.00 for dumpsters
located outside of the city limits.
Charges for Special Pick-Up. If the city is requested to pick-up
and dispose of items which are not within the definition of garbage and
trash as herein defined, the public works director of the city or
a person designated by the public works director shall determine
whether such item or items will be picked-up or disposed of. If
such item is picked-up, the following charges and fees shall apply:
All residences and commercial enterprises located within the limits of
the city which subscribe to any city service shall be required to
accept and pay for sanitation pick-up as provided by the city and
pursuant to the rate schedule as herein set forth and as may be changed
from time to time.
(1) A minimum charge of $10.00 will be
made. If the total weight of the item or material picked-up
exceeds 200 pounds, the charge shall be $10.00 plus $0.05 per pound in
excess of 200 pounds.
(2) For appliances which are tagged and certified
as being Freon free, the charge shall be $10.00 plus $0.05 per pound in
excess of 200 pounds plus $10.00.
(3) Appliances which are not tagged and certified
as being Freon free, a charge of $10.00 plus $0.05 per pound in excess
of 200 pounds plus $25.00.
(4) Car tires, a charge of $2.00 each; truck
tires, a charge of $6.00 each and tractor/implement tires, a charge of
The charges for for trash collection and disposal shall be made at the
same time and in the same manner as the charges for other utility
services. Such charges are due and payable at the same time and
place as charges for all other utility services.
Requests for special pickup are made by contacting City Clerk Office at
(785)726 4812. Questions or concerns regarding sanitaiton
collection should be reported the the Public works
Department, (785)726 4741 during regular hours (Monday through
8-5) or by email email@example.com