Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Year’s holiday
Trash, recycling and bulk collection service will not run on:
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Refuse collection will resume on the following regularly scheduled pick up day.
Live Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Duncanville provides Christmas tree recycling through January 10 at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more information contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.
Adrian Tijerina has been employed with the Duncanville Police Department since
September 11, 2006 and has been a Texas Peace Officer since December 15,
1999. The acts of terrorism on September
11, 2001 shook the foundation of America and prompted Tijerina to join the
military and serve his country. After
several years, he joined the Texas Army National Guard and was sent to U.S.
Army Infantry OSUT training in Fort Benning, Georgia in October 2010.
At that time
Tijerina had been with the Duncanville Police Department for four years. Tijerina
researched Texas Civil Service Law to learn what to expect and to make sure he
had a job once he returned. The Texas
Local Government Code, Military Leave of Absence section states that an
employee shall be granted leave, without pay, for initial training, annual
duty, and active duty service. Once the
service is over the employee shall be reinstated to the same position that was
held when the leave was granted, with some stipulations, such as, being
honorably discharged and having good mental and physical health.
In 2012, Tijerina
was activated on his first Active Duty Service and deployed to
Afghanistan. He was gone from the Police
Department for approximately 12 months, and that’s when he learned the City of
Duncanville goes above and beyond what is required for its employees who are members
of the U.S. Military. Once his term of
service was completed, Tijerina was honorably discharged and seamlessly
returned to work as a Patrol Officer. Upon his return, Tijerina’s salary at the
City was more than he earned before he deployed. The City computed the difference in the salaries
and continued to pay the difference, so he did not lose money while deployed to
In 2015, Tijerina was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and in 2017 was once again activated. This time he was deployed to Somalia for Active Duty Service. In accordance with Civil Service law, there was a Sergeants Promotional Exam held to fill his role while he was deployed. His term of service ended after approximately 12 months and Tijerina returned to Patrol Sergeant duties. The officer who had been temporarily promoted to fill his position during deployment was returned to his previously held Patrol Officer position with one difference. That Officer was placed on a promotional list that would not expire and would be promoted to Sergeant with the next vacancy.
Sergeant Tijerina is one of three Police Department employees who are active in the Texas Army National Guard. Employing Veterans makes the department stronger and more diverse. The training and leadership fostered with military service is a strong asset for the Police Department. Our veteran officers cover three diverse military occupations, Infantry, Medic, and Intelligence, which can be used to enhance each employee’s Police function, and ultimately benefits the citizens of Duncanville.
For any questions regarding the parade, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Lighting, Concert & Festivities | 8:00 pm
Downtown Duncanville near Memorial Park– 101 N. Main St., Duncanville, TX
Join Mayor Gordon as he lights the downtown Christmas tree to kick off the holiday festivities, including live performances, singing Christmas carols, yummy food and drink options, bounce houses, games and other activities. Be sure to dress up for pictures with Santa!
Pictures with Santa are located at Ben Franklin Apothecary.
To inquire about being a vendor for this event, please register with the Duncanville Parks & Recreation Department at the Recreation Center Front Desk located at 201 James Collins Blvd. For any questions regarding being a vendor, call or email the Parks & Recreation Department at (972) 780-5074 or email@example.com.
Shuttle Service | 5:00 pm to End of Event | Costco
Shuttle service to and from the event is free to the Public. Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer shuttle service before, during and after the event. Guests can park at Costco located at 250 E Hwy 67 in Duncanville to catch the shuttle.
To catch the parade, park and ride from Costco to the Phase I stop located at the southeast corner of Main & Wheatland at the Dallas County Tax Office. After the parade, road closures will open allowing the stop to progress to Phase II, located adjacent to the Main St activities at W Freeman & Main St.
The city will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Duncanville High School softball parking lot (on the west side of North Greenstone Lane). Please bring your driver’s license and/or utility bill as proof of residency. For additional information, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Leshonda Vaughn at (972) 780-4946.
The City of Duncanville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board along with the Parks and Recreation Department wish to thank the approximately 35 residents that were present on October 17 for the Kidsville/Splashpad Community Input Meeting held at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center. The preliminary schematic design plan for Kidsville and Splashpad was presented by Dunaway Associates and Playgrounds by Leathers. Questions and concerns were addressed and will continue to be reviewed in the planning process. Examples include shade, restrooms, security, fencing, and amenities such as benches and picnic stations. If you were unable to attend or have any further questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to give a warm welcome to our Sister City guests from Monasterolo di Savigliano, Italy. The group of 25 Italians will be in Duncanville from October 16 through October 24 and will stay with host families for the 10-day visit. We will share our Community, culture and heritage, as well as give the delegates a tour of several significant Dallas-Fort Worth attractions and eateries.
This visit marks the 21st Anniversary of our friendship. Monasterolo di Savigliano is located in the Northwestern region of Italy.
Next year Duncanville citizens will have the opportunity to visit our Sister City friends in Italy where they will provide host families and fellowship for our group. If you are ever in Europe and need help, they will come to your aid. They are our extended family abroad.
If you see them or their bus, give them a hearty Texan wave and welcome!
The Duncanville Design Studio
and the City of Duncanville are looking for community members who would like to help paint the new wall
mural located at Cockrell Hill and Danieldale! Mural painting will take place Saturday and Sunday, October
12 & 13, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Residents of all ages and abilities are welcome – the mural will be paint by
number so anyone interested can participate and help beatify the area.
All art supplies and paint
will be provided, and the Duncanville Design Studio team will assist artists
with paint colors and technique, as well as answer any questions. Please wear
appropriate clothes for a painting project and remember to bring sun protection.
Water will be provided.
The traffic lane next to the
retaining wall will be blocked off during the hours of the project and
participants can park along the nearby neighborhood streets or across
the street at H. Louis Nichols Park. Please be
sure to avoid blocking driveways or impeding the flow of traffic.
For more information, contact
Economic Development Director Jessica James at 972-780-4997 or email@example.com.
The Duncanville Design Studio
and the City of Duncanville have partnered to design a retaining wall art mural
project on the northeast corner of Cockrell Hill Rd. and Danieldale Rd. This
project was developed to help beautify the Duncanville community and provide
more public art that resonated with neighborhoods.
Many different retaining walls
were considered; however, this wall was selected as it is on the corner of one
of our community gateways. The Duncanville Design Studio worked with local
artists, teachers from the Duncanville Independent School District, and the
Duncanville City Council to design a mural for the wall. The mural will include
nature scenes, family scenes, and kids playing different sports to showcase how
Duncanville is The City of Champions.
There are three phases to this project. The first phase has already been
completed, which was to paint the concrete retaining wall with a white primer
base. During the second phase artists will paint the outline of the mural on
the retaining wall in order to prepare the wall for the community painting
portion of the project. The final phase will involve the community actively participating
in one of the city’s first public art projects.
planning is so important because it addresses all the subjects that impact
where people work, live and play: land use, transportation, housing, economic
development and more,” said City Planner Chasidy Allen Benson. “The most
important aspect of planning is public education and outreach. Plans reflect
the needs and wants of a community as identified by the public; Therefore, it’s
imperative to engage people in a variety of ways to ensure you are getting
input from all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.”
awards are a testament to a community’s commitment to good planning practices,”
said Doug McDonald, AICP, President of APA-Texas. “Our awards recipients
exemplify many facets that make up effective planning – including community
engagement, housing, transportation, and economic development. It is an honor
to recognize the efforts of elected and appointed officials, residents and
businesses, and city planners who all played an important role with the
development of these plans and projects.”
Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Waco Convention
Center in Waco, Texas. The announcement of the
Texas Planning Awards is one of the ways APA kicks off National
Community Planning Month each October, a month-long event celebrating
the accomplishments of the many residents, leaders, officials, and
professionals who contribute to making great communities through the planning
The City of Duncanville is seeking volunteers for the Census Complete Count Committee, which is tasked with activities that support and help Duncanville get the most accurate 2020 Census count. Activities include outreach efforts, connecting with and assisting traditionally hard-to-count populations, helping to promote Census jobs, increase awareness of the importance and benefits of responding to the census, and ultimately drive participation in the 2020 census to benefit our community.
The initial meeting will be held on September 26 at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Briefing Room
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Chasidy Allen Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-707-3871.
Census 2020 Background
The City of Duncanville is excited to announce that we are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census. As a partner, we will be working to make sure our community is accurately represented in the upcoming decennial count.
The census counts
everyone in the United States.
Census results are the basis
for congressional representation and help determine how more than $675
billion in federal funds is distributed each year to support vital programs in
states and communities across the country. These funds shape local health care,
housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy.
As the 2020 Census approaches, we will continue
to share information about how you can make sure our community is fully represented.
Visit 2020CENSUS.GOVanytime to get the
More details regarding the changes to residential solid waste rates and collection are available below.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your trash collection not answered here, contact Water/Wastewater Operations Assistant Manager David Dunn at (972) 780-5079. Republic Services provides trash collection to Residential and Commercial customers and can be reached at (972) 225-4207.
City Council Approves Solid Waste Contract, Increases Cost of Service to Align with Market Rates
Published July 26, 2019
On July 16, 2019, the Duncanville City Council approved a seven-year solid waste contract with Republic Services of Texas that will increase the amount that residents, property managers, commercial and industrial entities pay for trash, recycling and bulk/brush pick up service in Duncanville.
Under the existing contract with Republic Services set to expire in September, rates for solid waste had not been adjusted for 20 years with exception to Consumer Price Index increases. Over time, rising market rates and inflation have caught up with the cost to provide service in Duncanville. Additionally, due to a decline in the marketability of recycle materials, the cost to recycle no longer offsets the cost to collect recyclable materials.
The contract goes into effect September 21, 2019, and residents will incur an increase in cost of service for collection provided at the curb and alley.
The frequency and schedule of garbage and recycle pick up will not be affected, and support to the elderly and mobility challenged will continue as before. The most notable change in service affects the brush and bulk collection, which will occur once per month and is limited to four (4) cubic yards per pick up effective October 1, 2019. Residents will have a dedicated week each month to place bulk/brush items at the curb for collection. Additional bulk/brush can still be picked by Republic Services for a fee, but the resident is responsible for coordinating directly with Republic Services for removal and payment.
The new contract expands recycling program options by giving residents the ability to rent a 96-gallon rolling recycling cart from Republic for an additional $4.75 a month. However, due to a slump in recycling, Republic Services will no longer accept glass, juice boxes and carton-style milk and juice containers with a gable top as recyclable materials. The blue recycle bin will still be provided to residents free of charge for those who do not want the cart option. Small commercial entities will also have the ability to rent a recycling cart for an additional $18.50 a
A Town Hall Meeting regarding the new solid waste collection contract, adjusted bulk/brush pick up schedule and recycling procedures is scheduled for August 29 at 6:30 pm at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center located at 206 James Collins Blvd. Look for more information in the mail in early September, including more details on recycling and brush/bulk collection. For questions regarding trash, recycling, bulk waste and brush collection, please contact Assistant Utilities Operations Manager David Dunn at 972-780-5079.