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Sanitation & Recycling

Everyone within the Alma city limits is required to dispose of trash correctly.

To obtain trash collection service please contact one of the providers listed below.

DCI Sanitation 972-646-5461 www.dcisanitation.net

Republic Services 800-328-7274 www.republicservices.com

T& M Trash Service 469-383-2650 www.tandmtrashservice.webs.com

 

Keep Alma Beautiful
Stop Illegal Dumping

Report Illegal Dumping 
The North Central Texas Illegal Dumping Hot line
1.888.335.DUMP (1.888.335.3867) 24 hours a day. 

Necessary Information 

  • Name of the city and county where the dumping occurred.
  • Specific street location within the city.
  • Type of waste dumped.
  • License plate number or description of vehicle and violator if possible.
  • Date and time of violation.
  • Your name and phone number.

Penalties for Dumping Under the Texas Litter Abatement Act 

Class C Misdemeanor ~ fine up to $500 
Litter of 5 pounds or less, or a volume of 5 gallons or less. 

Class B Misdemeanor ~ fine up to $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail
More than 5 pounds but less than 500, or a volume of more than 5 gallons but less than 100 cubic feet. 

Class A Misdemeanor ~ fine up to $4,000 and/or up to 1 year in jail 
500 pounds or more but less than1,000 pounds, or a volume of 100 cubic feet or more but less than 200 cubic feet.

State Jail Felony ~ fine up to $10,000 and/or up to 2 years in jail
1,000 pounds or more or a volume of 200 cubic feet or more.

If a person has been previously convicted of violating this act, that person's punishment will be upgraded to the next highest category for any subsequent violation. For example, for a person with a prior conviction of a Class A misdemeanor, the next conviction will result in a punishment for third degree felony. 


How You Can Help 

  • Always dispose of your own litter properly and encourage others to do the same.
  • Do not transport unsecured debris in the back of a vehicle. Always use a tarp or some other cover. Debris flying out of trucks is subject to the same penalties.
  • Spread the word to friends and neighbors that illegal dumping is a crime.
  • Organize volunteer cleanups of illegal dump sites. People are less likely to litter in clean areas.
  • Write and call your local or county officials and let them know illegal dumping is a concern in your community.
  • Do not pay roofing or other contractors until they present you with a landfill receipt showing that your waste was properly disposed.
  • Report illegal dumping to: The North Central Texas Illegal Dumping Hot line: 1.888.335.DUMP (1.888.335.3867) 24 hours a day.

Information from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.