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.
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.
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.
**Fall Citywide Clean-up**
The Fall Clean-up is scheduled for October 27-29, 2017. Gates will open at the Public Works Facility 6th Street entrance at 7 am and will close at 6 pm.
Residents will be required to show proof of residency with a current trash bill or picture ID. Please do not bring for disposal any chemicals, paint, car parts and appliances with a compressor. Tires and batteries will be accepted with a $5.00 disposal fee each.