Solid Waste and Recycling

General Information

To set up trash service or transfer, please call Waste Connections at the number below.

Waste Connections is contracted for solid waste and recycling collection for all City of Joshua residential customers.
Customer Service number: 817-222-2221
Customer Service Email:

Pickup Times

  • Solid waste pickup occurs on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Recycling pickup occurs on Thursdays.


There will be no solid waste or recycle collection on these holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Service Contract

You may view the current contract between the City of Joshua and Waste Connections below:


Additional Information:

Each residential customer shall place the solid waste 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.

City of Joshua Solid Waste and Recycle Brochure

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:Recycle Logo

  • 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.