Trash Collection

Collection Information

Paloma Creek Districts’ provide curbside trash and recycling services to District residents through a contract with Waste Connections (formerly Rhino Removal). The fees are included on your District water bill.

Residents are supplied with a SINGLE 95-gallon garbage cart and a 64-gallon recycling cart upon initiation of service. To request a second garbage cart, please visit Connections' website. Please note that Waste Connections' McKinney office serves the 380 Corridor.

For questions on garbage or recycling service, please visit: or call 844-708-7274.

Trash & Recycling Service Days

Paloma West - MONDAY Paloma East and North - TUESDAY


Waste Connections observes the following holidays:

New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Collection will be delayed by one day following each holiday.

Bulk Collection Calendar

Bulk Trash calendar 2024

Service Information


Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule

Paloma West - MONDAY Paloma East and North - TUESDAY Place trash and recycling containers at the curb NO LATER THAN 7:00 a.m. Please return carts to their storage area by the end of the pick-up day.


New Year's Day Independence Day Christmas Day

If your service day falls on a holiday, your garbage and recycling will be collected the next day.

Service Interruptions

While Waste Connections makes every effort to complete service on the scheduled day, service may be interrupted due to weather or other circumstances.

Missed Pickups

Report missed trash/recycling or other issues

General Information

All household garbage waste must be placed in the 95 Gallon carts with the lid closed at least 50%. Please refer to the graphic below for guidance.

If your carts exceed the capacity limit, your trash will not be picked up. Please request an extra cart from Waste Connections.

All household trash should be bagged and placed inside the cart. Loose wet trash (such as used diapers, food, drink containers, etc) inside the cart will not be collected.

Extra Carts

To order an additional 95 Gallon cart, please visit Connections' website.



Each household receives a 64-gallon cart. DO NOT BAG RECYCLING! Drivers will inspect the inside of the recycling cart for trash, debris, or other unacceptable items prior to emptying the cart.

Acceptable Recycling Items

  • Newspaper
  • Paper Bags
  • Cardboard (must be bundled)
  • Aluminum Cans/Foil
  • Magazines
  • File Folders
  • Paperboard
  • Steel/Tin Cans
  • Junk Mail
  • Phone Books
  • Plastics #1-#5 & #7
  • Gutters, Copper, and Scrap
  • Colored Paper
  • Greeting Cards
  • Metal Pots and Pans

Waste Connections will pick up cardboard boxes that are broken down, tied, bundled, and placed outside of your cart. Boxes that are not broken down will NOT be collected.

Crews will inspect inside the recycle carts to ensure only allowable items are inside. If the recycle cart has trash or other debris, the container CANNOT NOT be serviced.

Unacceptable Recycling Items

  • Plastic Bags
  • Coat Hangers
  • Windows
  • Paper Towels
  • Styrofoam
  • Paint & Solvent Containers
  • Dishes & Cups
  • Facial & Toilet Tissue
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Light Bulbs
  • Pyrex Pans
  • Disposable Plates & Cups
  • Used Pizza Boxes
  • Mirrors
  • Wet/Soiled Paper
  • Paper Milk & Juice Cartons
recycling chart

Bulk Trash​

Bulk Trash will only be collected on the 2nd full week (that has seven days) and the 4th week of each month. Bulk waste includes waste not generated on a regular basis. Please refer to the list below for guidance. Please visit Connections' website for the latest information on Bulk Trash.

You may place out the following without scheduling:

  • Four (4) yards of bulk, extra trash, limbs, and brush.
  • Bulk items include furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpet, hot water heaters, and fence panels (cut into 4'x4' sections).
  • Limbs/brush must be tied, bundled in piles measuring no larger than 3'x3'x3', and weighing less than 50 pounds.
  • Christmas tree collection shall occur on the first collection day after the New Year.
  • four yards

Yard Waste

Unacceptable Items

The following items are not permitted and will NOT BE COLLECTED.

  • Dead Animals
  • Chemicals over five (5) gallons
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (unidentified)
  • Insecticides
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Herbicides
  • Medical Waste
  • Ammunition or Explosives
  • Mercury
  • Gasoline
  • Flammable Chemicals
  • Stain/Varnish
  • Thermometers
  • Anti-Freeze/Coolant
  • Poison
  • Propane Tanks
  • Arsenic
  • Nuclear/Radioactive waste
  • Oil
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Solvent
  • Power steering Fluid
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Pesticides

Excess Volume & Special Pickups

If you have more than a normal amount of household garbage, heavy trash, or yard waste, please contact Waste Connections in advance for additional resources or a quote for excess disposal. Otherwise, excess volume will be “Green Tagged” and left adjacent to your garbage cart.

For questions on garbage or recycling service, please visit: or call 844-708-7274