Trash & Recycling

Contact Information:

Republic Services Customer Service, Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm:
817-953-7214 or email 
This line is answered by a live person within the DFW Metroplex.

Republic Services Call Center:  972-422-2341
This line will be answered by a call center representative.


Republic Services, beginning May 1, 2018, is the new service provider for trash and recycling within the City of Murphy. Your trash and recycling carts can be placed curbside as early as 7 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled collection day.  Be sure to have the carts curbside no later than 7 a.m. the day of collection to allow Republic Services the opportunity to provide each residential location services as scheduled. Each residential location will have 1 scheduled collection day per week.

According to city ordinance, your trash/recycle carts shall be removed from the curb no later than 12 noon the day after your regular scheduled pick up.
  • Gray cart is to be used for trash items. Green cart is for recycle only.
  • Weekly pickups include up to 4 cubic yards of extra items out beside your cart.  
  • Limbs and brush are required to be bundled and tied, pieces no longer than 4 foot, and can be placed at the curb each week. Any single item must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Paint cans containing wet paint cannot be placed in garbage cart; however, if leftover paint is allowed to dry to a completely solid form, it is then considered solid waste and may be placed in the garbage cart.  Add cat litter to old paint to accelerate the drying process.

In addition to your regular weekly garbage service, you may include up to 4 cubic yards of extra items out beside your cart as long as it follows the above guidelines.

Collection Guidelines

  • Have your trash out by 7 a.m. on your designated collection day.
  • Bag your trash and recycle material to minimize the potential of the wind blowing it out of the container as it gets collected.
  • Keep the lid closed and do not overfill the cart.
  • Do not park cars in front of containers as this will prevent the collection of your trash and recycle materials.
  • Do not place household chemicals or electronics in your garbage or recycle cart.  These items are collected twice per year at the Community Clean and Green drop off event. (more information on this event below)
  • If your container needs to be repaired or replaced, please contact Customer Service or use the My Resource app provided by Republic Services.

What can I recycle?

  • Paper, Newspaper, Envelopes, Junk Mail, Phone Books, Brochures, Magazines
  • Cardboard, File Folders, Poster Board, Frozen food boxes, Milk cartons, Waxed cartons
  • Water bottles, Take-out containers, Soda bottles, Bagged film plastics, "UPDATED" Plastics #1-#7
  • Aluminum cans, Food cans, Scrap metal
  • Colored glass, Clear glass, Jars (Glass is not recyclable in all areas that Republic Services serves, however, it is recyclable in Murphy)
Please note, all recyclable items should be clean & dry before placing in the recycle cart.

Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rates beginning May 1, 2018

  • Base Service Rate (includes 1 trash and 1 recycle cart) - $16.94
  • Extra trash cart fee - $8.00
  • Extra recycle cart fee - $6.00

Biannual Cleanup Event - Community Clean & Green

This service is available to Murphy residential customers twice per year by drop off during the posted hours of the Community Clean & Green Event.  This service includes collection of household hazardous and electronic waste, light bulbs, batteries and document shredding.   For additional information or questions, contact Customer Service at 972-468-4100 or email