Trash Service and Recycling

Trash Service

A utility bill from the City will consist of Water, Sewer, and Trash.

Trash pickup is every Wednesday morning. Please have trash out by 6:00 AM. Extra totes are available at $9.10 per tote, per month. Heavy trash pickup is also on Friday but we ask that you contact City Hall with a description of the objects and an email will be sent to the trash company so that they are aware of an additional pickup.

Please contact City Hall at 903-546-6321 with your trash pickup questions and concerns.

Bulk Trash, Yard Clippings, Brush

Heavy trash is picked up every Wednesday along with regular trash.

  • Three cubic yards of brush/bulky waste may be picked up on each regular service day.
  • Brush must be tied and bundled into lengths no greater than four feet and weighing no more than 40 pounds.
  • Large bulky items are defined as stoves, water tanks, washing machines, dryers, sinks, toilets, and like items (Refrigerators and Air Conditioning units must have their freon removed by a certified technician and be properly tagged before they can be picked up).
  • Couches, beds, mattresses, love seats, tables, chairs, and like items will also be collected with this service.
    • TV’s and other electronic devices will not be collected and are not considered part of the brush/bulky waste collection service.
  • Absolutely no construction debris will be picked up. Please call for a roll-off dumpster for these items.

Business, Commercial, Roll-offs, and Dumpsters

The city handles small totes only. Please contact Republic Services directly for anything other than small totes: 817-317-2000 or

Recycling Program

The City of Tom Bean has entered into a partnership with Republic Services for a recycling program. The receptacle has moved recently — it is located at City Hall on South Britton St.

Plastic, paper, aluminum cans, and cardboard only (no glass).

Instructions for how to recycle are on Republic’s Recycling Simplified website:

Most importantly, your recycling should be:

  • Empty. Clean. Dry.
  • No smell
  • No plastic bags
  • No bagged recyclables (just open your bag and dump it in – no blue bags either)

And should NOT include:

  • Food waste
  • Soiled or wet paper and cardboard
  • Liquid in bottles
  • Coffee cups
  • Glass
  • Plastic bags

Tom Bean RecyclingLocation of drop off:  Large BLUE Dumpster at City Hall on South Britton St.