Haltom City Trash/Recycling Services

Haltom City residents are offered twice a week pickup of garbage by Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly IESI). The service includes pickup of normal household waste and on-going bulk pickup of some items. There are some restrictions and some alternative options. 

Residential Trash/Recycling

Haltom City residents are offered twice a week pickup of garbage by Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly IESI). The service includes pickup of normal household waste and on-going bulk pickup of some items. There are some restrictions and some alternative options.

Please have trash out for pickup by 7:00 a.m. Progressive Waste Solutions begins their routes at 7:00 a.m. and typically finish by 7:00 p.m.. Trash cans, bags or any other items that weigh more than 50 pounds will not be picked up. By city ordinance, trash containers can remain at the curb no longer than 24 hours. You may set your containers at the curb at 7 p.m. the evening before your pickup. You must pick up your containers by 7:00 p.m. the day of your pickup.

Total weight of a bag and its contents may not exceed 50 pounds. A portable garbage container, 10 gallons to 32 gallons in size, made of galvanized iron, tin, high impact plastic or other suitable material, with two handles and a tight-fitting cover, is also acceptable.

Items must be placed within six feet of the curb. If trash is placed at any other location, the service is considered elective (backdoor) service, and there will be an additional charge. Backdoor service is offered for both trash and recycling pickup. Limbs, leaves, grass and brush must still be placed at the curb. These items will not be picked up from any location other than the curb.


Beginning October 1st, 2007 Haltom City initiated a citywide recycling program. The cost is $1.85 per month per household, with a discount available to residents 65 and older.

  • Metal Cans - Rinse and drain your metal food cans composed of tin, steel or aluminum and place loose in your bin. It is not necessary to remove the label, but please remove the lids and all food waste.
  • Aluminum - Rinse all aluminum drink cans.
  • Glass - Place glass jars and bottles loose in your bin. Colored glass is accepted.
  • Plastic - Rinse and place soft drink liter bottles and milk jugs in your bin. You may now also include #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 plastics. Shampoo bottles are accepted. Please remove all caps.
  • Paper - Place Dry newspaper, magazines, catalogs and other paper items such as mail, paper bags or other paper in the bottom of your bin. Slick or glossy inserts are accepted with the newspaper. Be sure that the newspaper is secured so that it doesn't fly away. Telephone books will only be accepted when the new books are distributed by Southwestern Bell Telephone.

Brush/Bulk Pick-Up

Brush will be picked up at the curb if it is cut into four-foot lengths and bundled. Bundles should not exceed 50 pounds in weight. IESI will not haul away piles of unbundled brush and limbs.

Removal of large items such as furniture, stoves, and water heaters, heating units and any other appliances or similar bulky items from residential properties will normally occur on the same day as your scheduled pickup. IESI may send a separate truck if an item is particularly bulky. If the item is not picked up on your pickup day it is recommended you wait a few additional service days before notifying us. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditional units will only be picked up if the resident supplies a certificate from a certified technician that CFCs (chlorinated fluorocarbons) have been properly removed.

IESI offers free landfill service two days a year...once in the fall and once in the spring at the C & D Landfill, 4144 Dick Price Road. Watch your city newsletter for dates and times. Acceptable items include construction materials, concrete, wood, brush, cardboard/paper and building materials. No tires, household garbage or hazardous waste. Hazardous waste can be disposed of at the Environmental Collection Center. You will be required to show your driver’s license and Haltom City water bill. All loads must be tarped and please, no more than one bed-level pickup worth of trash.


Progressive Waste Solutions is not, by contract, required to remove any construction or remodeling materials, demolished buildings or debris. Hazardous waste, fecal matter, oil, sludge and any radioactive, pathological, toxic, acidic or volatile materials, dirt, concrete, rocks, bricks and large pieces of steel will not be picked up. Arrangements may be made with Progressive Waste Solutions for a special pickup of some of the excluded items for an additional cost. If you would like a quote from Progressive Waste Solutions for a special pickup, call them at 817 222-2221.

Missed Trash Pick-Up

Any missed pickups of residential garbage will be collected the same business day if notification to Progressive Waste Solutions is provided by 2:00 p.m. on that day. If notification is received later than 2:00 p.m. service will be provided on the next business day. Please call Haltom City Water Utility at 817 222-7717 with your complaint. A faxed notice will be sent to Progressive Waste Solutions, or you may call the company directly at 817 222-2221.


Observed holidays are July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Please note that special instructions related to pick-up days will be posted on the city's home page as various holidays approach throughout the year.

Monthly Rates

Download PDF file of residential refuse pricing.

Progressive Waste Solutions Convenience Center

Residents can use the Progressive Waste Solutions Center two times per year for no charge. Just bring proof of residency when you come to the center, located at 2120 Minnis Dr. Free "Dumpster Days", one in the fall and one in the spring, are offered to residents as well. Beyond the two free uses and the dumpster days, residents are then charged a fee for utilizing the convenience center.

Acceptable materials include residential/household refuse, appliances and construction/demolition materials. The center also accepts materials for recycling. There is no charge to drop off recyclables. Acceptable items include glass/metal food containers, paper, cardboard and plastic containers.

For fees and information call 817 834-6638.

Environmental Collection Center

Due to an interlocal agreement with the city of Fort Worth, Haltom City residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the Environmental Collection Center (ECC), located at 6400 Bridge St. in Fort Worth. Fertilizers, pesticides, oil, anti-freeze, paint, etc. should not be put out with your trash. This is a free service...however you must show proof of residency. Call the ECC at 817 871-5257.

Hours of operation are Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..