Garbage/Recycling Information

Joshua Residents who reside inside the corporate City Limits will receive garbage service 2 times per week plus recycling one time per week.  Garbage pickup occurs on Mondays and Thursday.  Recycling pickup occurs on Thursdays.

Getting Started: Residents must call City of Joshua to begin trash service.  Please call 817-558-7447 to have one of our customer care representatives assist you in setting up your new service.  IESI continues to pick up the garbage and recycling, however, the City of Joshua sends out the bills and collects the payments.

Garbage: Each residential customer shall place garbage at the curb in disposable containers or permanent containers by 7:00 a.m.  Vines and thorny bushes are to be placed in disposable containers.  Brush which can not be put in disposable or permanent containers shall be placed in lengths not to exceed four (4) feet, with a weight not to exceed fifty (50) pounds, tie same in bundles, and stack such brush at curbside.

Unacceptable Items: Brush and tree trimmings generated by a landscaping company or tree trimming service will not be collected.  Asbestos, construction and demolition debris, tires, oil, gasoline and petroleum based products, car parts, paint, chemicals, fertilizer, pool chemicals, cooking oil, fecal material, sewage, industrial sludge, pathological waste, pollution control waste, and any other product classified as hazardous.

Acceptable Recyclable Items:

• Plastics #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #7.  Rinse and remove lids.

• Glass

• Aluminum and metal cans

• Newspapers, junk mail and catalogs

• Paper Bags

• Cardboard – must be broken down to a size that will fit inside the bin

Unacceptable Recycling Items:

No mirrors, window glass, plate glass, light bulbs, ceramics, aluminum foil, packing peanuts, pizza boxes, styrofoam, aerosol cans, paints, solvents or thinners.  No pool chemicals, plastic toys, furniture, rubber hoses, household items, garden fertilizers, pesticides, hardback books, propane/helium tanks, waxed juice or milk cartons, tissues, wet paper or paper contaminated with food products.


As part of the City’s contract, Joshua residents are able to dump bulk trash, brush and debris at the Turkey Creek Landfill twice each year on specific schedule days as scheduled by the City.  The specific days will be posted on the website at least 30 days before the scheduled date.    Residents must show a trash bill from the City along with a proper form of ID in order to receive the free dumping privilege.  The landfill is located at 9100 South I-35, Alvarado, Texas 76009.


  1. Municipal Solid Waste
  2. Construction & Demolition Debris
  3. Asbestos Disposal
  4. Class 1 non-hazardous industrial waste
  5. Class 1 non-hazardous liquids for solidification
  6. Special waste disposal
  7. Solidification
  8. Industrial waste disposal


Click here to view collection schedule changes.

2016 Trash & Recycling Collection Schedule

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