Trash and Recycle
Joshua Residents who reside inside the corporate City Limits will receive garbage service 2 times per week plus recycling one time per week.
NOTICE TO RESIDENCE: Due to a glitch in the previous billing software, data that was transferred to the new software included all previous trash accounts including those that had been closed, and showed them as open accounts. Some residents may be receiving multiple bills, likely in a previous owner’s name. Staff is working thru those accounts and the majority of them have been removed.
If by chance you have that issue, please contact City Hall at 817-558-7447 and we will work to get that account cleaned up.
IF you prefer, you can send an email with the address and information to the billing clerk directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Residents must call the 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. Waste Connections continues to pick up the garbage and recycling, however, the City of Joshua sends out the bills and collects the payments.
Starting June 1st, garbage billing will be monthly with a rate of $17.83 rather than the quarterly billing. Should you have any questions, please contact Mandy in Utility Billing @ (817) 558-7447.
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. A 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.
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.)
- 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.