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The 2021 Allen Great American Cleanup is a recycling/disposal event open to all City of Allen water utility customers.

Know before you go!
To help improve traffic flow: bulk trash, metals and loose brush will not be accepted. Instead, schedule a convenient curbside pickup with CWD by calling 972.392.9300 (option 2).

NEW FOR 2021: COVID-19 Protocol Changes

  • Great American Cleanup begins at 8 a.m. All vehicles must be in line by 12 p.m. to participate in the event. A City of Allen vehicle with a lighted sign will enter the back of the line at 12 p.m. to signify the event is closed.
  • The event will run until 12 p.m. or until the trucks are full.
  • All adults in your vehicle must put on a face covering before dropping off items located in passenger areas or speaking to event staff/volunteers.
  • When you arrive at the event, please stay in your vehicle. Staff will unload your items for you. Pack similar items together to reduce the time staff spends sorting. The faster we unload, the less time everyone spends in line!
  • Separate medication disposals from your electronics and paper shredding. Keep them in the front seat for easy unloading. Place your medications in the drive-thru drop-off container. Do not let anyone handle your medications.
  • Open the event flyer for a full list of accepted and not accepted items.


Event admission

Great American Cleanup is open to all City of Allen water utility customers. To participate, you’ll need:

  • Your current City of Allen water utility bill – Display the water bill on the front console in front of the driver’s steering wheel.

Accepted items

  • Electronics recycling
  • Paper for shredding
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Medication disposal
  • Open event flyer for full list of accepted and not accepted items

Not accepted items

  • Bulk trash and metals
  • Tires
  • Chemicals
  • Loose brush
  • Batteries
  • Home improvement waste
  • Open event flyer for full list of accepted and not accepted items

Getting here

  1. All traffic must enter the event from the south by turning on Century Parkway from Bethany Drive. No one is allowed to enter the event from McDermott Drive.
  2. Turn right on Butler Drive to make your way towards the drop-off zone.
  3. Follow the entrance signs to access the parking lot on the north side.