Recycling carts may be obtained by contacting Republic Waste Services at 817-317-2085, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Please place only the following items in your recycle cart:
- plastic jugs, bottles and tubs;
- glass jars and bottles;
- paper, newspaper, magazines and flattened cardboard;
- wax coated paper containers and juice boxes;
- metal cans and aluminum cans;
- clean aluminum foil wrap and pans;
- aerosol cans.
Don't bag your recyclables. They should 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.
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. Boxes that do not fit in the recycling cart can be placed next to it for special pickup. Please note: the recycling truck is unable to collect cardboard with its mechanical arm, so boxes left next to recycling carts will be picked up by a different recycling truck. The special route trucks may appear to be regular trash collection trucks, but they are actually only collecting recycling when running these pickups.
Never place the following items in your recycling cart:
- Plastic Bags
- Soiled Paper
- Clothing & Shoes
- Construction Waste
- Medical Waste
- Scrap Metal
- Greasy Pizza Boxes
- Electronics & Batteries
- Yard Waste
- What day will my recycling be collected?
- Where should I place my cart for collection?
- What if I have alleyways and cannot get my cart to the curb?
- What if I’m elderly or disabled and unable to get my cart to the curb?
- What if my cart breaks?
- What if I no longer want my cart?
- Why wasn't my cart emptied completely?
- Why don't they collect my recycling at the same time as my neighbor's across the street?
- What should I do if the wheels come off my cart?
Recycle More NRH
Many items that are not acceptable in our curbside recycling carts can be recycled elsewhere. We encourage you to learn about other recycling programs in our community for batteries, light bulbs, computers, furniture and other household products.
Holiday Recycling Tips
Americans throw away more trash during the holiday season than any other time of year. The good news is much of it can be recycled.
- All types of cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed in your recycle cart. Cut larger boxes into smaller pieces so they fit loosely inside the cart. Carts that are over stuffed may not empty fully. Boxes left next to recycle carts will be collected with trash and wont be recycled.
- Most wrapping paper is recyclable and can be placed in your curbside recycling cart as long as it doesn’t have ribbons, bows or other decorations attached. Wrapping paper that includes foil or glitter cannot be recycled. Tissue paper cannot be recycled.
- Greeting cards and envelopes are also recyclable, as long as they are not musical and do not contain foil or glitter or have other decorations attached.
- Christmas lights and decorations that are broken or no longer wanted should be placed in the regular garbage, along with artificial Christmas trees and wreaths which are not recyclable.