Launched in June of 2013, automated recycling collection is now available city wide.

New residents should submit a request for a new recycling cart through our Issue with my Cart page.

A 65-gallon cart will be delivered free of charge. Recycling is collected once a week by an automated CNG collection vehicle.

To ensure pick-up, recyclables must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day and not before 7 p.m. the evening prior to the day of scheduled collection. Carts should be stored out of sight during non-service days.

Residents with additional questions may call 817-459-6777 for assistance.

Our curbside recycling program success depends on our ability to keep contaminants such as food, textiles, hazardous materials and other non-recyclables out of our recycle carts. Please make sure to remove food residue from all containers and rinse out jugs and cartons. Recyclables should not be bagged. Remember, if the item is not pictured, it is not accepted in our curbside program. If you are unsure whether an item is accepted, feel free to email us at

Special Notice: As part of a regional effort to simplify and standardize the recycling message, the City of Arlington and Republic Services will be distributing updated carts as new and replacement carts are requested. These updated carts will have the new "Accepted Materials" graphic below. Please note that plastic grocery bags have been moved to the not accepted material side as these types of bags tangle sorting equipment at our recycling facility. Residents are encouraged to use reusable bags or return plastic bags to their local grocery store. Additionally, pizza boxes will no longer be accepted in curbside recycling due to food and grease contamination. If you currently have a recycling cart with the old YES/NO mold on the lid, you can click and print the "Accepted Materials" graphic below and tape it to the inside lid of your cart for easy reference.

Recycling Yes/No List