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Please visit Winter Weather Recovery Trash and Recycling Update for a full list of FAQ’s specific to the February 2021 Winter Storm.
The current rate for residential Trash and Recycling collection, effective October 1, 2020, is $16.56 for garbage and recycling and $1.37 in taxes.
To sign up for recycling and trash services, new residents should first contact the Utility Billing Office at (817)-748-8051 or visit New Service Form.
Recycling carts are furnished, free of charge, by Republic Services to new residents who move into a property with no existing cart.
Republic Services is responsible for repairing or replacing damaged recycling carts within three business days of receiving such notification. Please contact the City of Southlake’s main number to report a damaged cart: (817) 748-8400.
Republic recommends that garbage and recycling containers be placed at the curb in front of the residence at a distance no greater than 7 feet from the curb. For recycling, place the recycling cart facing the street, with the wheels touching the curb. Due to the involvement of automated machinery, carts must be within 3 feet of the street, 3 feet away from mailboxes and 5 feet away from vehicles for the Republic Services trucks to safely collect the carts.
Authorized containers should be placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on your assigned collection day. Republic will pick up all garbage on the designated collection day no later than 7:00 p.m. To find your designated garbage and recycling days visit: Residential Trash and Recycling | Southlake, TX or Waste & Recycling in Southlake, TX | Republic Services
All items placed in recycling carts should be clean, empty, and dry. This includes empty plastic jugs, empty plastic bottles, clean plastic tubs, empty wax-coated paper containers and juice boxes, phone books, mail, mixed paper, catalogs, magazines, newspaper, unsoiled pizza boxes, empty glass jars and bottles, clean metal food cans, empty aluminum cans, aerosol cans, plastic bags (excluding plastic grocery bags), flattened corrugated cardboard, boxboard (cereal boxes), pots & pans.
Unacceptable recycling items include plastic grocery bags, batteries or electronics, hazardous or toxic product containers, flowerpots, plastic toys, frozen food bags, plastic and metal hangers, ceramic dishes, light bulbs, drinking glasses, diapers, food & wet waste (food contaminated paper plates and napkins), Styrofoam containers or packing peanuts, chip bags, propane tanks, construction waste, yard waste, clothing, and shoes.
The automated recycling trucks used by Republic Services can only collect recyclables placed within the carts. If you would like an additional recycling cart, contact Utility Billing at (817)-748-8051. Any recycling that is not placed in the cart will not be collected, unless other arrangements have been made with Republic.
Republic cannot collect hazardous waste items such as paint, chemicals, highly flammable substances, certain pathological and biological wastes, explosives, radioactive materials, and any other materials deemed by federal, state or local law, or in the reasonable direction of the contractor, too dangerous or threatening to public health.
Republic Waste Services provides curbside collection of bulky waste during the regular residential collection at a rate of up to two (2) cubic yards per resident per regular collection.
Bundled brush in lengths of no more than four feet and no more than 50 pounds in weight can be picked up during the regular residential collection without additional charges.
In addition, residents can place up to twelve (12) cubic yards of unbundled brush for collection annually. This can either be done at one time, or residents can opt to utilize the allotment for up to three separate collections of four (4) cubic yards per collection.
For more information or to schedule a special bulk pick up, contact Republic Services at (817) 317-2424 or visit: Waste & Recycling in Southlake, TX | Republic Services
There are no limits placed on regular household trash. Recycling materials must fit into Republic-issued container.
Items considered to be bulk waste such as furniture, appliances and brush have the following limits:
Furniture: Republic will collect up to 2 cubic yards per resident per regular collection. If you have a limited amount of furniture that needs disposal, place at the curb and Republic will collect as they can.
Appliances: Dishwashers, microwave ovens, stoves, washing machines, dryers, and water heaters can be placed for collection at the curb as part of regular bulk waste collection, which is allowed at up to 2 cubic yards per resident per collection. Appliances such as freezers, refrigerators and air condition units (up to 5 ton capacity), can also be placed for collection; however, Freon must be removed and bear a certification tag stating that the refrigerant was properly removed and disposed of by a certified technician.
Brush: Up to 2 cubic yards of bundled brush can be placed for collection along your regular garbage collection. In addition, residents can place up to 12 cubic yards unbundled brush for collection annually. This can either be done at one time or residents can opt to utilize the allotment for up to three separate collections of 4 cubic yards per collection.
Up to 2 cubic yards of bundled brush can be placed for collection along each regular garbage collection.
In addition, residents can place up to 12 cubic yards unbundled brush for collection annually. This can either be done at one time or residents can opt to utilize the allotment for up to three separate collections of 4 cubic yards per collection.
Residents who need collections beyond 12 cubic yards of unbundled brush, can schedule a bulk pickup with Republic Services by calling 817-317-2424.
or visit Waste & Recycling in Southlake, TX | Republic Services.
There are no volume limits placed on regular household trash. However, please keep in mind that solid waste containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds and any individual bags placed for collection outside containers should not exceed 33 gallons or 50 pounds each.
Recycling materials must fit into Republic-issued container. Recycling is collected using an automated collection system and these automated recycling trucks can only collect recyclables placed within the carts. Any recycling that is not placed in the cart will not be collected, unless other arrangements have been made with Republic.
Any individual item, or collection of items, larger than two (2) cubic yards (about the size of a washer and dryer side-by-side, for example) is too large for pickup. These items will have to be hauled to a Republic facility or placed into a roll-off container.
Fence panels can be cut down and placed for collection as bulk waste, providing they are small enough for the crews to manage. However, if you are working with a contractor on repairs or restoration, contractors are expected to haul the waste away or make arrangements for a roll off, rather than placing at the curb for collection. If your contractor needs a roll off, they can contact Republic Services at 817-317-2424.
Also, please keep in mind solid waste containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds and any individual bags placed for collection outside containers should not exceed 33 gallons or 50 pounds each.
Furniture and appliances can be placed at the curb for collection, however there are some guidelines and limitations described below. Additionally, it’s important to know that if you are working with a restoration company or other contractor, disposal services are typically included in that work and contractors should not place items at the curb for collection. Your contractor can work with Republic Services, 817-371-2424, to schedule a roll off container be provided or they can haul the waste away themselves.
Special services for the disabled are available. For more information or to apply, please contact the Southlake Utility Billing Department located at 1400 Main Street, Suite 200, or call (817)-748-8051.
Corrosive- Gradually dissolves other materials
Reactive- If contacting another substance can cause explosion or deadly vapors
Toxic- Poisonous to humans and animals
If you would like to set up waste or recycling service through Republic, please call their customer service line at (817)-317-2424.
Republic offers 6-yard or 8-yard dumpsters. Per Southlake City Code, these dumpsters must be placed behind enclosures. Visit our Commercial Recycling & Trash Collection page for additional information about enclosure design guidelines: Commercial Trash and Recycling | Southlake, TX.
Simple Recycling has informed the City of Southlake, due to the impacts of COVID-19, they are no longer collecting curbside. Pick-ups will continue, but need to be scheduled in advance using www.dontatestuff.com or by calling 1-866-835-5068. Under this collection structure, orange bags are no longer required, and any type of bag or container may be used.
Generally, no. Damaged sheetrock, carpet, insulation, and other related items should be disposed of via a roll-off container. However, residents can dispose of small amounts of discarded construction materials not to exceed the equivalent of two 35 gallon sized plastic bags or corrugated boxes along with their regular solid waste collection.
Hired, licensed contractors are expected to remove any construction or demolition waste as part of the scope of their work. They can haul the waste away with their own crews or arrange for a roll off container with Republic Services, 817-317-2424.
Hired, licensed contractors should remove any construction or demolition waste as part of the scope of their work. Contractors can haul the waste away using their own crews or arrange for a roll off container with Republic Services, 817-317-2424.
If residents are making minor repairs themselves, small amounts of discarded construction materials not to exceed the equivalent of two 35 gallon sized plastic bags or corrugated boxes can be placed in the regular solid waste collection container.