Garbage & Recycling


On July 17th, City Council unanimously approved a new waste/recycling collection contract with Republic Services. The contract continues with our waste collection twice per week and our recycling collection once per week. Your current weekly schedule for waste and recycling collection will remain the same for the new contract. However, we'll now switch from rear-load to side-load collection. As we implement this contract, here is what you can expect:

❗New side-load containers delivered to each Garden Ridge residence. This initial delivery will be for one 96-gallon container (black cover) for trash and one 96-gallon container (blue cover) for recycling. For an additional monthly fee, residents may request additional containers by either calling City Hall or emailing the Utility Clerk

❗Side-load collection of waste and recycling will begin the week of August 21st-25th during the new billing cycle. All contents MUST fit into the new 96-gallon containers.

Household Residential Collection

Collection Routes
Route A
Tuesday and Friday garbage collection
Friday recycling collection
Route B
Monday and Thursday garbage collection
Thursday recycling collection

Commercial Collection

  • Solid waste is collected from commercial firms on an "as needed basis" ranging from twice to four times weekly.

Trash & Recycling Holidays

No trash or recycling will be collected on the listed holidays. Instead, it will be collected the following day.

  • New Year’s Day - January 1
  • Thanksgiving Day - last Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day - December 25

Brush/Bulk Dumpsters

For the convenience of Garden Ridge residents, the City of Garden Ridge and Republic Services provides roll-off dumpsters for the disposal of brush, metal, wood, appliances that are certified Freon free, and other items. View the accepted materials here. No commercial or contractor disposal allowed. Proof of residency is required. The disposal site is located off Municipal Parkway.

Click here for the 2023 Bulk Dumpsters Dates

For 2024, the bulk dumpster schedule will change to the 2nd and 3rd Saturday and Sunday of each month, with reduced hours on Sundays. 

Click here for the 2024 Bulk Dumpsters Dates