Residents Invited to Participate in Telephone Town Hall Jan. 18, 2024, for Residential Trash Cart Service
By Office of Communication
Posted on January 04, 2024, January 04, 2024

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Arlington residents have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming trash cart transition and have their questions answered in an upcoming Telephone Town Hall. 

The Telephone Town Hall will be at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18. Residents should register to participate by 3 p.m. Jan. 18. 
Residents will be able to ask questions about trash cart color and sizes, cart placement at the curb, accommodations for residents who are unable to take their cart to the curb, cart storage, days of service including holidays, bulky and brush pickup and any other questions they may have. 

This Telephone Town Hall meeting will be simulcast in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. 

Cart Special Requests Now Available

Residents who have special requests regarding their trash carts can now make those requests. The following requests are available: 

  • Doorside accommodation: available for residents who do not have anyone else in the home able to assist and who have a doctor’s note or vehicle parking handicap placard. 
  • Smaller cart: 65-gallon carts for residents who prefer this size will be delivered beginning in June. 
  • Additional cart: Up to three total carts per address, for an additional fee.

To make a cart request, select “Trash & Recycling” on the Ask Arlington App or call the Action Center at 817-459-6777. 

About the Trash Cart Transition

Beginning in February 2024, The City of Arlington and its contracted trash hauler, Republic Services, will be switching to automated trash cart service from manual bagged service. Residents’ new collection day will be their current recycle collection day. There will be no changes to recycling, brush and bulky collection.

The waste industry has been transitioning away from manual collection for many years, and trash haulers that can service cities as large as Arlington no longer offer this service. This is mostly because the job is very physical and exposes workers to extreme heat and cold, contractors are unable to attract and retain enough workers. 

Trash carts will help to better preserve the public health and keep neighborhoods cleaner. Trash bags will be kept contained in a leak-proof cart, which will decrease the animal and windblown litter throughout the neighborhoods. Carts will also improve collection services by providing a more consistent, reliable and dependable schedule for residents.
Learn more about the transition at

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