Trash & Recycling
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.
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, see next section), 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 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.
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:
Updated May 13, 2019
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, 2018 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.
Troy Meyer, Public Works Director, at 817-490-5735
Dianna Orender, Public Works Assistant, at 817-490-5732
Jeri Harwell, Republic Services Municipal Manager at 817-953-7224