RICHARDSON – The City of Richardson is temporarily suspending recycling services until further notice and reducing trash collection due to impacts related to COVID-19 starting Thursday, April 9.

People will be able to continue dropping off their recyclable items at two locations, the Westside Pump Station located at 101 N. Cottonwood Dr., which will operate from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.  The second drop-off site has been established at the Richardson Municipal Service Center located at 1260 Columbia Dr.

In addition to suspending residential recycling, the City is temporarily reducing trash collection from twice to once-per-week service. The once-per-week trash service will take place according to the normal schedule for recycling collection across the city.

“We are working very diligently to go back to our normal trash and recycling collection. Be patient with us as work through this pandemic,” said Paula Johnson, environmental services superintendent.

There will be no changes for the City’s Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC) service.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep sanitation workers safe. If someone in your household is sick, the CDC recommends double bagging your trash before setting it on the curb for collection. When handling potentially contaminated items such as gloves and facemasks, remember to wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after handling trash bags.

For more information please call 972-744-4111 or see the temporary collection map visit