Trash & Recycling

2022 Holiday Trash Schedule

Posted October 18, 2022

Thanksgiving: Service will move forward one day to Saturday, November 26th. 

Christmas: Service will run as scheduled on Friday.

New Year: Service will run as scheduled on Friday.

Westlake Trash & Recycling Schedule

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

Pick-up is every FRIDAY (except during Thanksgiving & Christmas, when it may move to Saturday).

Bulk pick-up on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. 

If you require additional trash carts, there will be a charge of $5.33 per month. Additional recycling carts 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.

Special Instructions During the COVID-19 Situation

Republic Services is now ONLY accepting trash that is properly bagged and placed entirely inside the cart. This small gesture will reduce the contact our sanitation workers make with our trash. Recycling should proceed as usual with no bagging. Also, please be mindful of your cart placement. We want to make sure that all carts are accessible to the trucks for pickup. Bulk pickup will proceed as usual for the foreseeable future, but Republic has asked that our residents bag as much bulk waste as possible. 

Here is Republic’s Coronavirus Update page for more information.