Project Clean Neighborhoods is designed to help to clean and beautify neighborhoods. Yellow roll-offs (dumpsters) will be provided at no cost so that citizens may dispose of any broken appliances, bulky items, trash, or debris.
Construction material, food items, or dangerous chemicals will not be accepted.
A cleanup can be scheduled in your area after a neighborhood leader or association member fills out a simple application and collects 15 signatures from the neighbors. Once the application is turned in, we will schedule the date of the cleanup at your convenience. On that weekend, neighborhood residents may dispose of any materials into the yellow roll-offs (dumpsters).
Yellow dumpsters will be placed in designated areas. The Neighborhood Association or leader, will hand out flyers to residents as to when and where the dumpsters will be placed. At the end of the weekend, the containers will be picked up and materials collected will be disposed of. Neighborhoods are allowed to have one cleanup per year in their area.
Please contact the KMB office at (956) 681-4562, to ensure that an annual cleanup has not yet been set up for your neighborhood. If your neighborhood doesn't have a cleanup set up, we will send you an application to fill out and send back to us. Thank you for your interest in Project Clean Neighborhoods.
Types of problems and where to call for assistance
McAllen Police Department 956-681-2000
Abandoned or Junk vehicles, Noise complaints- late night/early morning
Open air sale of animals
City of McAllen Planning Department 956-681-1250
Zoning Code Enforcement
City of McAllen Health and Code Enforcement 956-681-1900
Commercial Vehicles over 80 inches wide parked on residential streets
Illegal dumping/weedy lots, Garage Sale without permit, signs in the ROW
City of McAllen Building Department 956-681-1300
Permits & Inspections Department, Construction without required permits
McAllen Public Utilities 956-681-1600
Water conservation 956-681-1600
Water Leaks 956-681-1717
City of McAllen Engineering Department 956-681-1150
Drainage: Flooding or standing water
City of McAllen Traffic Operations Division 956-681-2700
Obstructions in right of way (streets, alley, or easement)
City of McAllen Public Works Department 956-681-4000
Graffiti, Trash pick-up, streets, sidewalks, drainage
City of McAllen Recycling Center 956-681-4050
Brush and Compost
List of Items accepted in recycling (blue) bins
*Plastics (coded #1 and #2)
Frequently Asked Questions
How can we organize one in our neighborhood?
Through a simple application process, your association or neighborhood leader may apply and plan a day for the neighborhood to participate in the clean-up.
Do we need to be members of a neighborhood association?
It is not necessary to have an association, however, help is available through the City of McAllen to form an association in your neighborhood.
How many days can we have the roll-off container?
The containers are placed at the designated locations on Friday afternoon and picked up on Sunday Afternoon.
Is there a minimum participation requirement?
We require 15 signatures from neighborhood residents on the application. It is encouraged that the entire neighborhood participate or a minimum of two continuous streets no less than 200 feet long each.
Who notifies the neighborhood residents of the cleanup?
Either the neighborhood homeowners association or participating residents are responsible for notifying the entire neighborhood.
Is there a fee for this service?
This service is provided by the City of McAllen through Keep McAllen Beautiful at no cost to citizens.
How many cleanups can be held in our neighborhood?
Neighborhoods are allowed to have one cleanup per year in their area.