Haltom City residents are offered twice a week pickup of garbage by Waste Connections. 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 and/or recycling out for pickup by 7:00 a.m. Waste Connections 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 7:00 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.
If you are placing personal trash cans and/or trash bags out for pickup, along with your Waste Connections trash cart, please leave a three foot space between your trash cans and the Waste Connections trash cart. There should be a minimum of three feet between the Waste Connections trash cart and any other obstacle, such as your personal trash cans, mailboxes, vehicles, etc.
Observed holidays are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If your trash/recycling pickup day falls on one of these holidays, please place your trash and/or recycling out on the next regularly scheduled pickup day for your cycle.
Any missed pickups of residential garbage will be collected the same business day if notification to Waste Connections 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 Waste Connections at 817-222-2221.