Solar Eclipse: Expect trash collection delays the week of April 8

All trash pickups will be delayed by a day the week of April 8.

Dallas officials expect traffic jams during the week of the solar eclipse phenomenon and ask residents to prepare for trash collection to be delayed by a day.

The city will suspend trash pickup on April 8, the day of the total solar eclipse “due to law enforcement’s expectation of severe traffic impacts to freeways and other major arterials which are essential for transporting solid waste to disposal sites,” according to a March 29 memo from the city manager’s office.

The delay is likely to impact the collection schedule for the forthcoming week.


McCommas Bluff Landfill and Bachman Transfer Station will remain open on April 8th for commercial and residential customers, according to the memo.

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Businesses and public officials across North Texas have been working out logistical details to brace for the throngs of visitors who will be in town to see the rare celestial event.

Multiple businesses plan watch parties and eclipse-themed events for tourists who could spend about $200 million in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on restaurants, retail and lodging, according to Waco-based economic analysis firm The Perryman Group.


Meanwhile, multiple counties in Texas issued emergency declarations in response to an expected increase in workload for law enforcement and emergency management services.