Garbage & Recycling Information

Waste Management is contracted by the city to pick up trash, and recycling.  Trash is picked up weekly on Wednesday. Recycling is picked up every two weeks, on Wednesday.  Each week the monthly De Soto Events Calendar De Soto Events Calendar notes whether it’s “Trash Pickup” week, or “Trash and Recycling Pickup” week.  

Waste Management observes the following six holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (prior to our normal service day), our collection day will be Thursday for that week. If the holiday is Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, our collection day will not change. The holiday schedule is effective for both trash, and recycling and only applies the week of the holiday. Service the week before and after the holiday will not be impacted.


The rules for Recycling are often misunderstood.  Here’s a link to help determine what’s truth and what’s fiction. Recycling Myths and Truths – Waste Management