Dallas Code & Guidelines
Click here for more information from the City of Dallas about watering your lawn.

Regular garbage and "bulky trash" pick-up is handled differently in BTW. Each is a service of the City of Dallas.  Both the Grey Garbage bins and the Blue Recycling Bins will be emptied every Monday for our neighborhood. You should have both bins out at the edge of your driveway by 7:00 am on Monday mornings.
It is against City of Dallas law to place large items or bulky trash out on the side walk in front of one's home more than 4 days prior to the pick-up week in question. In other words, no sooner than the Thursday before the Monday of the pick-up week. Violators can be - and often are - FINED by police and/or codes inspectors for violations of this city code.

The City will issue you a free blue rolling cart to hold your recyclables.  To request a rolling cart, contact the City at 214-670-5111 or 3-1-1, or visit the City of Dallas Recycling website
Recycling is easy!  There is no need to separate glass from plastic or paper.  Just toss all the recyclable materials into the cart and place it by the alley. 
Paper products may also be placed in the recycling bins located in the parking lot at Mitchell Elementary School at the corner of Voss and Briargrove.
To find out where to recycle electronic and computer equipment, paint and household chemicals, or other hazardous materials, consult your BTW Directory or visit the City of Dallas Recycling website
Also, note that UPS stores will accept Styrofoam packing (solid or “peanuts”) for recycling in any of their stores.  This material lasts virtually forever, so please try to keep it out of our landfills.
Plastics, glass, and cans should be rinsed. Lids are not recycled. Aerosol cans should be empty.

Bulky trash and large items that cannot fit into the containers with rollers are picked up only once per month. Items of this sort must be placed on the sidewalk in front of your house. Monthly pick-ups occur beginning at 7am on the first Monday of each month. Watch for the reminder signs which will be posted around the neighborhood.
This link takes you to an interactive city map where you can input your specific address and get the exact information on garbage days for your address, recycling day, etc.

City of Dallas Ordnances
The City of Dallas, through Code Compliance (Dallas 311), enforces Ordnances.  BTW HOA placed some of the most common code violations in the table below.  You can view summaries of these ordnances by clicking the title in the first column.  Residents are encouraged to adhere to City Ordnances.  By doing so, you will help keep Bent Tree West beautiful and make our neighborhood a better place to live, thrive and enjoy!  If you notice a violation, please kindly remind your neighbor of the ordnance or call Dallas 311.  Code Compliance Officers will normally provide a grace period to resolve the issue before a citation is written.  The early placement of bulk trash and yard debris is an exception.  Citations will be issued by Code Compliance.
Click here to access Dallas City Code on the American Legal Publishing Corporation website.
Alley, street or sidewalk vegetation (don't extend beyond property line) Vol 1, Chap 18, Article II, Sec 18-14.1
Bulk trash and yard debris (early placement) Vol I, Chap 18, Art I, Sec 18-4(e)
Garage sale 
Vol III, Chap 51A, Article IV, Sec 51A-4.217, para 9
High weeds/grass (max 12”) Vol I, Chap 18, Article II, Sec 18-13
Home business Vol III, Chap 51A, Art IV, Sec 51A-4.217, para 8
Junk vehicle Vol I, Chap 7, Art III, Sec. 7-3.1
Parking regulations Vol I, Chap 28, Art XI, Sec 28-88
Pet Leash Law Vol I, Chap 7, Art III, Sec 7-3.1
Pooper scooper (always pick-up)
Vol I, Chap 7, Art IV, Sec 7-4.8
Rental properties program See Program description at link
Vol I, Chap 28, Art VI, Div 2, Sec 28-43
Street parking (more than 24hrs prohibited) Vol I, Chap 28, Art XI, Sec 28-84
Watering of lawns Vol II, Chap 49, Art III, Sec 49-21.1
Weeds/Grass/Vegitation nuisance or fire hazard 
Vol I, Chap 18, Art II, Section 18-14
City of Dallas Code Compliance Information
The City of Dallas has Department of Code Compliance information on their website.