The City of Arlington was incorporated on April 19, 1884. On January 17, 1920, the City Charter was adopted by the City Council. In 1949, the City adopted the City-Manager form of government, which authorizes the City Council to function as the City’s legislative body. City Council meetings are held at City Hall on Tuesdays in the Council Chamber.

Questions And Answers :: Trash & Cleanup

How do I find out when my recycling is collected?

Recyclables are collected once a week on one of your regular garbage collection days. Recyclables will be collected in a separate truck from the regular garbage truck.

For more information, call 817-459-6777. You can also access this information from the City of Arlington’s Garbage & Recycling website.

What types of materials are recycled?

You can recycle newspapers and magazines, aluminum and tin cans, clear, brown and green glass, and plastic jugs and bottles. Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, phone books, office paper, flattened cereal boxes are also recyclable. Cardboard must be flat and fit inside the recycling bin. Click here for complete curbside recycling information.

Where do I get a recycling bin?

Recycling bins for new residents and replacement bins are available at no charge. Recycling bins are available at:

    • Water Department, 101 West Abram Street
    • Water Utilities South Service Center, 1100 Southwest Green Oaks Boulevard

The City’s Recycling Office recommends that you mark your address on your bin with a permanent marker. For more information about obtaining a recycling bin, call 817-459-6777.

Are there places to take recycling if I don’t have curbside recycling?

For those residents who do not have curbside recycling, such as residents of apartments, drop off your recycling at any public library in Arlington:

    • East Branch Library 1624 New York Ave.
    • Lake Arlington Branch 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
    • Northeast Branch Library, 1905 E. Brown Blvd.
    • Southeast Branch Library, 900 SE Green Oaks Blvd.
    • Southwest Branch Library, 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
    • Woodland West Branch Library, 2837 W. Park Row

How do I find out what days my trash or brush is collected?

Republic Waste holds the city contract for curbside trash removal. Trash removal occurs twice per week and those days vary depending on the part of town in which you live. Brush is collected at the same time as trash, however, it must be tied in four foot bundles, weighing less than 50 pounds each. Brush is collected at the rate of one cubic yard per pick up day. Bulky items such as old furniture and appliances can be scheduled for collection by calling Republic Waste at 817-317-2000. In the interest of saving landfill space, grass clippings may not be placed curbside for disposal.

If you are unsure of your schedule, contact Republic Waste at 817-317-2000 or visit the City of Arlington’s Garbage & Recycling website.

Who do I contact about my neighbor putting his trash out early?

Placing trash at the curb prior to 7 p.m. the day before collection is a violation of the Health Code. Trash attracts stray animals including rodents and can contribute to water pollution if washed into storm sewers.

To report a complaint, call 817-459-6777.

Where is the City of Arlington landfill and what are its hours and cost?

The Sanitary Landfill is located at 800 Mosier Valley Road (approximately 1 mile north of Green Oaks off North Collins Street). Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday (weather permitting). Rate information for Arlington residents is available by contacting the landfill at 817-354-2305.

Landfill
800 Mosier Valley Road Euless, TX 76040
817-354-2300

What kind of trash can I take to the landfill?

Trash, such as brush, tires, furniture, appliances, water heaters, and other bulky household appliances can be taken to the landfill. For rates and information call 817-354-2305 or visit the landfill website.

Any hazardous waste such as paint, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil and pesticides should be taken to Fort Worth’s Environmental Collection Center (ECC) located at 6400 Bridge Street, near I-30. The ECC is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only. For hours and more information about ECC, call 817-392-3279. Bring your water bill, or your electric bill if you live in an apartment, and your driver’s license for proof of residency.

Who can I call to dispose of large items such as a refrigerator or a couch?

Furniture, appliances, water heaters, and other bulky household appliances will not be picked up during normal trash collections. However, Arlington Disposal will pick them up free of charge if you arrange it by calling 817-317-2000. Be sure to secure refrigerators to prevent children from access.

Where can I take leftover paint or household chemicals?

Household hazardous waste, such as paint, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil and pesticides, may be dropped off at Fort Worth’s Environmental Collection Center (ECC) free of charge. The ECC is located at 6400 Bridge Street, near I-30 and is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Bring your water bill, or your electric bill if you live in an apartment, and your driver’s license for proof of residency.

For hours and more information contact ECC at 817-392-3279 or click here.

Who can I call about a business’ overflowing dumpster?

Code Compliance is responsible for the exterior maintenance of commercial property. An overflowing dumpster is a common violation. To report a violation call 817-459-6777.

What can we do about illegal dumping in our neighborhood?

To report illegal dumping, call 817-459-6777. Report “in progress” illegal dumping to 9-1-1, or obtain vehicle license number if possible.

How can we get a dumpster for a neighborhood clean-up?

Dumpsters are available for rent through Republic Waste. Prices for dumpsters vary depending on the size of the dumpster and length of rental. Republic Waste will charge you on a weekly or monthly basis. A deposit is required and usually the dumpster is set out the next day after a service agreement has been signed. There is no time limit for the rental.

For more information, contact Republic Waste at 817-317-2000.