- Garbage & Recycling
- Acceptable Garbage
Republic will collect most items placed on the curb as long as they are containerized in a can, bag or box or tied in bundles not to exceed four feet in length and 50 pounds in weight.
Stockade-type fence panels must be cut into 4-by-6-foot sections or smaller. Loose pickets or slats must be tied and bundled.
For refrigerators, freezers and any appliance containing Freon, you must first have a technician remove the Freon and attach a Freon removal tag. Please call Republic Services Customer Service at 817-332-7301 and provide at least one day notice that a refrigerator needs to be picked up.
Dirt, concrete, rocks, bricks, and roofing shingles are not accepted. These items may be taken directly to the landfill (800 Mosier Valley Road, Euless, TX).
Tires may not be deposited into the landfill. Republic cannot collect them curbside. Tires may be taken to the landfill for a fee, where they are then disposed of in the correct manner.
If you have any questions about garbage and recycling pickup, please contact Republic at 817-332-7301.
Bulk items such as furniture, stoves, water heaters, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc. may be placed out on your normal collection days.
- Brush, tree limbs, leaves and other yard waste should be placed at the curb for pickup by Republic Waste Services on your normal trash collection days
- Brush, tree limbs, leaves and other yard waste must be bagged, canned or tied in bundles no longer than four feet in length that weigh no more than 50 pounds
- Republic Waste Services will pick up two cubic yards per service day, for a total of four cubic yards per week
The City of Richland Hills encourages residents to dispose of household chemicals and other household hazardous waste in a safe, responsible manner.
- Richland Hills residents can take household hazardous waste to the Environmental Collection Center (ECC), located at 6400 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX
- The ECC is open Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm
- You will need to show your driver’s license or other valid ID to show you are a Richland Hills resident
- The cost to the City for disposal of hazardous waste at the ECC is $50 per load
- If you only have a few items, please combine these with a friend's or neighbor's to make the best use of your tax dollars
Please limit use of this service to one time per year per household.
Latex paint and stains can be dried or solidified and then can be put in the trash. Mixing in cat litter, sawdust or a paint hardener (available at local hardware stores) will speed this process. Latex products are not harmful to the environment.
More information about what is and is not accepted at the ECC is available on the City of Fort Worth's website.
For more information about disposal of household hazardous waste, contact the ECC at 817-392-1234 or Code Compliance at 817-616-3774.
Please note, all recyclable items should be Empty. Clean. Dry™ before they are placed in the recycling cart. The follow items may be placed in your recycling cart:
- Magazines and catalog
- Junk mail and envelopes
- Cardboard (boxes flattened)
- Office and school papers (all colors)
- Phone books
- Cereal/cracker type boxes
- Brown paper bags
- Aluminum-steel-and tin cans (cleaned and rinsed)
- Glass bottles/jars
- Plastics bottles & jugs: #1 through #5 and #7
- Clean plastic tubs: (yogurt cups, butter tubs, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.)
- Plastic milk jugs
- Paper milk cartons
- Plastic bags from retailers
- Juice boxes and other paper cartons
Please do not place the following items in your recycling cart:
- Food waste
- Contaminated food items (used paper plates, paper towels, paper napkins, grease-soaked pizza boxes)
- Egg cartons
- Aluminum foil
- Hazardous or toxic waste containers
- Flower pots
- Plastic toys
- Aerosol cans
- Propane tanks
- Helium tanks
- Ceramic dishes
- Light bulbs
- Coat hangers
- Chip bags