Trash Service and Recycling

Trash Service

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

Regular trash pickup is every Wednesday morning. Please have trash out by 6:00 AM. Extra cans are available at $8.70 a can. 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.

Business and Commercial trash customers: The city handles small totes, but contact Republic Services directly if you need Dumpsters: 972-422-2341 or https://www.republicservices.com/.

Recycling Program

The City of Tom Bean has entered into a partnership with Republic Services for a recycling program. The details are as follows:

  • All materials can be co-mingled….no need to sort the materials.
  • Items that can be recycled are paper, food and drink cans made of tin, aluminum, or steel, and all plastic containers #1 through #7.
  • All containers must be empty and rinsed free of food residue. Lids from cans must be placed inside the cans; labels do not need to be removed. Caps and lids from plastic containers should be removed and discarded.
  • Examples of some items that cannot be recycled include: Aluminum foil, pizza boxes, plastic grocery sacks, Styrofoam, and containers that held hazardous materials such as motor oil, pesticide, paint, or weed killer.
  • Due to current circumstances with the commodities market, glass is not being accepted for recycling.
  • No shredding paper to be placed in bags that are co-mingled with other items.

Location of drop off:  Large BLUE Dumpster at the end of East Garner in the median area.

Large blue city recycling container
New, larger container available for recycling at the end of East Garner in the median area.