Joshua City Hall 101 South Main St. Joshua, Texas 76058

(817) 558-7447

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.

Pickup Times:

Getting Started:

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.  IESI continues to pick up the garbage and recycling, however, the City of Joshua sends out the bills and collects the payments.


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.

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.

2018 City Wide Clean-ups:

The Spring City Wide Clean-up will be April 6-8, 2018 from 7 am to 6 pm.

The Fall City Wide Clean-up will be October 26-28, 2018 from 7 am to 6 pm.

Residents will be required to show proof of residency with a current trash bill.  Only one (1) load per residence will be accepted.  To drop off debris, use the 6th Street entrance to the Public Works Facility.  Should you have any questions, please contact Kristin Hubacek @ 817.558.7447.

Crude Cruiser will be in Joshua!!

Bring your hazardous materials for disposal because the Crude Cruiser will be in Joshua on August 4, 2018 from 9 am to 11 am.  You must purchase a voucher from the City for disposal and the fee is $47.00.  The event will be at the Joshua Public Works Facility, but please use the 6th Street entrance and exit on 10th Street.