Monthly News & Updates
December 2020 | Issue 4
Holiday Toy Drive is Online!
The Highland Village Public Safety Toy and Food Drive is online this year. We want to keep everyone safe while helping those in our community that are struggling. Many of our families have experienced hardship out of their control this year. We believe through this toy and food drive we can ease the burden and bring some joy into their homes.

It is easier than ever to make a donation this year. We have created a MyRegistry Wish List for the organizations we have supported in the past. All you have to do is click on the organization you'd like to support, select the item or items you'd like to purchase from their list and items will be delivered directly to the organization. You can start shopping here.
Let's make this holiday season one they will never forget! Thank you for your support.
Thanksgiving Trash Schedule
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. CWD trash pickup will run as scheduled Monday through Wednesday. Thursday's pickup will take place on Friday and Friday's pickup will take place on Saturday.

We are thankful for each and everyone of you! Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
The Leaves are Falling!
Community Waste Disposal (CWD) picks up yard waste for the entire City on Mondays. That is over 5100 homes so we wanted to provide you guidelines to ensure your yard waste is picked up. Yard waste is taken to a composting contractor as part of the contract with CWD.
  • Every Monday CWD will pick up yard waste that is placed in biodegradable brown kraft bags. You can place up to 20 bags at the curb for pickup.
  • Yard waste is defined as lawn, grass, or shrubbery cuttings or clippings and dry leaf rakings, small tree branches (not to exceed 4-feet in length), bushes, shrubs, green leaf cuttings, fruits or other matter usually created by refuse in the care of lawns and yards.
  • Exceptions are large branches, trees, bulky or non-combustible materials that are not manageable by a single worker on the back of the truck.
  • Yard waste in non-biodegradable containers such as garbage bags will not be picked up as yard waste but rather left at your curb to be picked up on your regular solid waste collection day and will be considered bulk waste that will be hauled to the landfill for disposal.
  • All trees, shrubs and brush trimmings must be cut, tied with biodegradable twine and placed in bundles and set out without obstructing the sidewalk. Individual bundles should weigh no more than 50 lbs. and be no longer than 4-feet. 
Holiday Cyber Safety
As this holiday season approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to be aware of potential holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns, particularly when browsing or shopping online. Cyber actors may send emails and ecards containing malicious links or attachments infected with malware or may send spoofed emails requesting support for fraudulent charities or causes.
CISA encourages users to remain vigilant and take the following precautions:
Plan Your Travel in Advance with DCTA's Modified Holiday Service Schedule
Get wrapped up in the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) modified holiday schedule and plan your trip in advance. You can review our 2020-2021 holiday service schedule at Please note, our Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) is open only for ticket purchases due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit to get the latest DDTC facility updates.