Trash & Recycling

Friday April 19 Trash & Recycling Collection

Posted April 18th

Town Hall will be closed on Friday, April 19th in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Trash & Recycling will be picked up, per the regular collection schedule. If you have any problems with your pickup, please email your Public Works Assistant at If you need immediate assistance, please call the Public Works On-Call number, 817-490-5729.

Plastic Easter Eggs Are Not Recyclable

Updated April 11th, 2019

Per Republic Services:

An Easter egg hunt with colorful plastic eggs is a spring tradition, but you may want to consider an eco-friendly update this year. Plastic eggs are not recyclable, and some have been shown to contain lead paint and the harmful chemical BPA.

If you need to buy new eggs this year, look for ones labeled “BPA-Free.” An even safer option are the wooden, ceramic and cloth eggs available online and at craft stores. Many of these eggs have hollow centers so you can still fill them with treats for the kiddos. Whichever eggs you choose for your egg hunt, make sure they all get collected to avoid accidentally littering.

If you’re retiring your plastic eggs this year, either donate them or use them to make decorations such as Easter centerpieces and wreaths. Check out this article from Pop Sugar for more ideas.

If you have further questions about what can and can not be recycled, click here to watch this quick video.

OR you can visit Republic's Recycling page here.

Westlake Trash & Recycling Schedule

The Town of Westlake contracts with Republic Services for our trash & recycling services.

Pick-up is every FRIDAY (except during holiday weeks), with bulk pick-up on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. 

If you require additional trash carts, there will be a charge of $4.33 per month. Additional recycling carts will be $1.89 per month, once a thorough audit is performed. Currently, they are free. 

If you have a broken or missing cart, believe your trash was not picked up, or have questions or concerns, please contact your Public Works Assistant at 817.490.5732 or email Dianna in Public Works.

Here is Republic's Guide for Trash & Recycling Pick-up

Notes from Republic Services regarding Bulk Pick-up:

Basic Bulk: Furniture, old mattresses, TVs, wooden fence panels (cut in half), carpet (placed in four-foot rolls). All items must weigh 50 pounds or less. 

Appliances: Republic will pick up one appliance per trip. Items containing refrigerant must have Freon removed and tagged by a licensed professional. Please remove the doors from appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. 

Yard Waste: Brush must be cut, tied, and bundled. Tree branches must be no larger than 4" in diameter, bundled in lengths no greater than 4', and weigh no more than 50 pounds each. Grass will be picked up if bagged or in a personal container. Please place all materials in bundles, bags, or containers.

Non-Acceptable items: Construction materials, swimming pool filters & chemicals, automotive parts, concrete, sand, dirt, gravel, rock, large trees uncut or bundled, batteries, tires, paint, hazardous waste, and chemicals are NOT accepted.

Trash & Recycling Rate Changes: 

We want to let our residents know about a rate increase from Republic Services regarding trash and recycling services. While Republic has not raised our service rates since 2016, a representative was present at the June 18 Town Council workshop to explain the recent changes in the recycling commodities market and the need for the rate increase. For more detail, here is a link to Republic's presentation at the meeting.

Town Council approved the $1.25 combined monthly increase ($0.25 for trash and $1.00 for recycling) at their June Council meeting.

Please look for more information regarding our trash and recycling services through inserts in your utility bill, on our social media accounts, and in our Simply Westlake magazine. Additionally, please be sure to go over an informational letter from Republic Services which can also be viewed here.

Additionally, we have recently partnered with Republic Services to conduct an audit of all residential trash & recycling carts being serviced in the Town. You may see a difference in your utility bill if we did not previously show the correct number of carts for your household. As a reminder, every home is granted one trash cart & one recycling cart included in the standard rate of $12.54 per month effective July 1, 2018.

Every additional trash cart is $4.33 per month (decrease effective July 1) and each additional recycling carts will be $1.89 per month beginning once we can conduct a follow-up recycling card audit.

As always, please feel free to contact any of the following with any questions or concerns regarding our Westlake trash and recycling services. 

Westlake Holiday Schedule for Trash & Recycling Services 2019-20:

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE – Thursday, November 28, 2019

Service normally provided on Friday will shift to Saturday

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE – Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Service normally provided on Friday will shift to Saturday

NEW YEARS SCHEDULE – Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Service normally provided on Friday will shift to Saturday

Jarrod Greenwood, public works director, at 817-490-5717

Dianna Orender, public works assistant, at 817-490-5732

Jeri Harwell, Republic Services municipal manager, at 817-953-7224

Updated January 9, 2019