Project Clean Neighborhoods is designed to assist in helping to clean and beautify neighborhoods. Roll-offs (dumpsters) will be provided at no cost so that you may dispose of any bulky waste or large items.

A cleanup will be scheduled once required request form is provided to Keep McAllen Beautiful. 

Roll-offs will be placed on Friday and picked up on Monday. On scheduled dates, please dispose of any material inside the roll-offs. Dumpsters are to be placed at different location throughout neighborhood.

Please DO NOT park next to the containers. This service is being provided free of charge in an effort to help keep McAllen Beautiful.

Please DO NOT place the following inside the dumpster: Food waste; remodeling material (shingles, tiles, carpet, drywall); block, gravel, concrete or bricks; appliances containing refrigerants; or household hazardous waste such as: oil, antifreeze, paint, batteries, propane tanks.

For more information, please call Keep McAllen Beautiful (956) 681-4562.

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                                                                                                               

Emergency          911

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)

*Tin Cans


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.