Garbage & Recycling Collection


City of North Richland Hills non-emergency city services will be closed on Fridays, May 1, May 8 and May 15, 2020, due to budget cuts caused by the coronavirus economic crisis. Garbage and recycling will not be impacted by the closure. Normal Friday routes will be serviced.

Temporary Change in Collection of Bulky Items, Limbs, Yard Waste

Until further notice, Republic Services is collecting bulky household items, bundled tree limbs and bagged yard waste with a special pickup each Wednesday throughout the city. Bulky items over 50 pounds will not be collected. If you have bulky items that can wait for collection, please do not set them out during this time. Be mindful that Republic is being strained by staff shortages and we do not want to overwhelm this essential service. 

On your normal collection days, crews will continue to focus on regular household waste. Place bagged household trash in a separate pile from bagged yard waste.

Republic has made these changes in their service delivery due to the increase in trash quantities, as well as a decrease in staff. With families at home practicing social distancing, there has been a 40% increase in household trash volumes. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this crisis together. Our goal, as well as Republic’s, is to get back to normal operations as soon as possible.

Please bag and tie your trash

The City of North Richland Hills and Republic Waste Services are asking residents to make sure that all household trash is bagged and tied before placing it in your trash can or on the curb. Doing this helps to protect our trash collectors from the spread of germs and also keeps litter out of our neighborhoods. Place bagged household trash in a separate pile from bagged yard waste, since crews may be unable to collect all the yard waste at this time. 

Since recyclables are collected by an automated truck, they do not need to be bagged and you can continue placing directly into your recycling cart. As trash and recycling service continues, Republic Waste is committed to the safety of our community and their employees and appreciates your cooperation.

Service Provider

The City of North Richland Hills contracts with Republic Waste Services for garbage and recycle collection. To report missed pickups or for questions about garbage and recycling services, please call 817-427-6200. 

Bin Placement

Garbage cans and recycle carts should be placed at the curb no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the evening before collection, nor later than 7:00 a.m. the day of collection. Place recycling cart with wheels next to curb, at least 3 feet from garbage bags, cans, mailboxes, and 5 feet from parked vehicles.

Empty cans and carts should be removed from curbside after collection, before the end of the day. Trash and recycling containers are required to be stored out of public view except during the times allowed for them to be placed for collection.

Collection Days

Residences located south of the railroad tracks are serviced on Monday and Thursday and those north of the railroad tracks are serviced on Tuesday and Friday. Recycling is collected on one of your designated service days. Collections may change during holiday weeks. View the Holiday Collection Schedule
Garbage Recycle Days


Garbage service is billed with your city water and sewer bill. Residential rates vary between regular and senior citizen. Account holders, age 65 and older receive a $0.75 discount off their garbage fee. For questions about establishing new service or billing, please contact the NRH Water Department at 817-427-6200.