North Richland Hills residents are recycling more. According to Republic Waste Services, more than 2,700 tons of materials were collected curbside for recycling in North Richland Hills in 2015, an increase of 37% over the prior year. The increase comes after the city made it easier to recycle by providing 65-gallon rolling carts to residents. The rolling carts hold more than three times as much as the old 18-gallon bins and are easier for residents to take to the curb. The city encourages residents to continue to increase the recycling rate in 2016.
Curbside Recycling Information
Recyclable materials can be placed loose in your recycling cart and do not need to be sorted by material type. The materials will be sorted at a recycling plant. Acceptable items include plastic jugs, bottles and tubs; plastic bags; glass jars and bottles; paper, newspaper, magazines and cardboard; wax coated paper containers and juice boxes; metal cans and scrap metal; aluminum cans and foil; and aerosol cans. If recycling large pieces of cardboard, it can get stuck in the cart and cause it not to empty completely. Rather than wedging large pieces into the cart, cut them down so they fit inside loosely.