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Solid Waste
waste-management-garbage-truckThe City of Belton contracts with Waste Management to provide weekly trash service and bimonthly recycling to homes within the City limits. Residents may also safely dispose of batteries, paint, motor oil and other types of household hazardous waste by contacting Waste Management's At-Your-Door Special Collection service.  Brush collection services are also available to residents through the City of Belton.

Garbage Collection
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Residential trash pickup occurs once a week (click schedule on right to enlarge) and recycling pickup occurs every other week (see schedule/map below). 

  • Only Waste Management carts are picked up, green lid for trash, yellow lid for recycling. Please do not use other containers.
  • Place carts curbside by 7 a.m. and returned to your property by 7 p.m.
  • To report missed pickups, contact Waste Management at
  • For billing inquiries, or to order an additional cart for an additional fee, please contact the City of Belton at 254-933-5800 or
trash bags
Each week up to three additional items (up to 50 pounds each) are accepted curbside. The items must be bagged, boxed, or bundled, and placed next to the trash can. Mattresses (twin or smaller) are also accepted, as well as small furniture up to 50 pounds.

Items not accepted curbside:
  • Construction debris and lumber
  • Mattresses larger than twin size
  • Hazardous material or medical waste
  • Appliances with refrigerants
  • Furniture heavier than 50 pounds

2018 Bulk Collection Dates
The City regularly organizes free bulk collection events at its Public Works facility, 1502 Holland Rd., to help meet the needs of citizens who need to dispose of items heavier than 50 pounds or items not able to be bagged, boxed, or bundled. To participate in these events, residents must provide a copy of their City of Belton utility bill. 
  • Feb. 3
  • roll-off_containerApril 7 (One Community One Day)
  • June 9
  • Aug. 4
  • Oct. 13
  • Dec. 8
Regardless of disposal method, all appliances with refrigerants must be green tagged (a green tag designates that refrigerants are removed).

Additional options for bulky waste:
    • Temple Landfill, 706 Landfill Road. (Note: a fee is assessed and a safety vest is required.)
    • If item is in good condition, consider contacting a local charity organization.

Trash Service Holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
When a holiday falls on a weekday, garbage collections run a day late for the rest of the week.

Franchised Commercial Garbage Haulers 
Businesses that need a dumpster may contract with one of the City’s franchised commercial garbage haulers:
Eagle Disposal
PO Box 1288
Salado, TX 76571

Republic Services
PO Box 820
3424 FM 973
Delvalle, TX 78617

Waste Management
2201 W. Avenue D
Temple, TX 76504

Progressive (IESI)
1910 S. Main St.
McGregor, TX 76657

Temple Iron & Metal
815 N. 14th St.
Temple, TX

Sunbright Disposal Services
701A Texas Central Pkwy.
Waco, TX 76712

Recycling CartaSingle-stream recycling is available to residential garbage customers not served by a dumpster. Recycling collection occurs are every-other Wednesday. To find your collection day see the recycling zone map to determine whether you are serviced in a green (Central and South Belton) or gold week (North Belton). dateSet a reminder on your smart phone calendar to never forget about a recycling day.

2016 Recycling Report
 2015 Recycling Report
2014 Recycling Report



2018 Recycling Calendar

Green Zone                                   Gold Zone 
 Jan   4*, 17, 31     Jan  10, 24 
 Feb  14, 28     Feb      7, 21 
 Mar  14, 28     Mar  7, 21 
 April  11, 25     April 4, 18 
 May  9, 23     May  2, 16, 30 
 June  6, 20     June  13, 27 
 July  5*, 18     July  11, 25 
 Aug 1, 15, 29     Aug  8, 22 
 Sep  12, 26     Sep  5, 19 
 Oct  10, 24     Oct  3, 17, 31 
 Nov 7, 21    Nov  14, 28
 Dec 5, 19    Dec  12, 27*

* -- Thursday

  * -- Thursday

Recyclable Materials
Aluminum and Steel Cans, Foil and Pie Tins  
Aluminum & Steel Cans 
Foil & Pie Tins
 Plastic Containers No. 1-7 and Paperboard Containers 
Plastic Containers No. 1-7  
Paperboard Containers
Paper Bags 
Paper Bags
Cardboard and Food Boxes  

Cardboard & Food Boxes

Junk Mail and Phone Books  

Junk Mail & Phone Books

nonrecyclableUnacceptable Materials
  • Styrofoam Packaging
  • Soiled Food Containers (i.e. Pizza Boxes)
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics or Dishes
  • Food Waste/Garbage
  • Light Bulbs
  • Glass
  • Wire Clothes Hangers
Brush Collection
brush collectionBrush collection is for residential customers only, and is included as part of the City garbage service ($3 monthly fee). Brush collection is not part of any business garbage service, including businesses that contract with private haulers for dumpster service. 

  • The City is divided into five collection areas. Each area is picked up once a week. Collections may be delayed during times of high demand, such as after storms. Brush collection does not occur on City-observed holidays.
  • Brush piles must be out by 7 a.m. on collection day.
  • Only brush piles of up to 6 cubic yards will be picked up -- about 4 feet high by 12 feet long by 4 feet wide. Limbs should be cut into lengths of not more than 12 feet long, and should be no larger than 8 inches in diameter. Brush piles must be placed within 3 feet of the curb and must be placed away from vehicles, low hanging wires, fences, mailboxes and tree limbs.
  • Brush pickup is limited one pile per address per collection day.
  • Brush piles must be free of all other trash and rubbish. No tires, garbage, lumber, construction debris, furniture, appliances, or anything but natural brush will be picked up.
  • After the brush pile is hauled away, site cleanup of small debris, such as leaves and small twigs, is the responsibility of the customer.
  • A special pickup may be requested for out of cycle collection days, but the customer will be charged a $50 collection rate per 6 cubic yards. The brush will be picked up within 48 hours of the request.
  • Private and professional tree trimmers and landscape companies are required to haul their cuttings to the landfill.
  • Brush service is available for non-residential customers at a rate of $50 per 6 cubic yards. Call 254-933-5800 for service.
Household Hazardous Waste
At no additional fee, Belton residential customers have access to home pickup of household hazardous waste:
  • hazard_housePaint
  • Batteries
  • Household Chemicals & Cleaners
  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Needles
The fee for this program is included in the residential monthly garbage rate. For more information see our Household Hazardous Waste flyer. To schedule a pick up, visit Waste Management's Home Generated Special Material page.