Acceptable Recycling

Curbside Recycling Information

 
Recycling carts may be obtained by contacting Republic Waste Services at 817-317-2450 or the North Richland Hills Water Office at 817-427-6200, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Acceptable Items


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.
Rinse containers so they are free of food and liquid. Put plastic lids back on the plastic containers. Many lids are too small to be recycled individually. 

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 left next to recycling carts will be collected with regular trash and wont be recycled. 

Unacceptable Items

Never place the following items in your recycling cart: 

  • Plastic Bags
  • Soiled Paper
  • Clothing & Shoes
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Construction Waste
  • Medical Waste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Styrofoam
  • Greasy Pizza Boxes
  • Food
  • Electronics & Batteries
  • Yard Waste
  • Diapers
Please visit RecyclingSimplified.com for more information about what is and is not accepted for recycling by Republic Waste. 

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.