Garbage & Recycling

garbage trucks
Cleburne Solid Waste Service provides an integrated solid waste management system for collection and disposal or residential trash, household hazardous waste, brush, yard waste, and recyclables in a format that is timely, safe, efficient and environmentally responsible.

Any resident within the city limits of Cleburne are eligible for trash services. 

Specific residential services include:
  • Weekly Automated Trash Pickup - You have a choice of 64- or 96-gallon cart, and the first cart is furnished at no charge. The second cart is furnished for a one-time non-refundable fee of $60. The third (and any additional) care will incur a $60 non-refundable fee per cart and an additional $5 per month fee per cart.
  • Monthly Bulk / Brush Pickup - Please check the bulk/brush map for your zone and pickup dates. No eviction or remodel / construction debris will be collected. As is written in the ordinance, bulk pick-up is limited to residential and non-profit customers.
    • Zone 1 is picked up during the week of the first Monday of the month.
    • Zone 2 is picked up during the week of the second Monday of the month.
    • Zone 3 is picked up during the week of the third Monday of the month.
    • Zone 4 is picked up during the week of the fourth Monday of the month.

  • Out-of-Cycle Bulk/Brush Pickup (as needed) - The Sanitation Department proactively collects out-of-cycle bulk/brush trash it discovers and will apply a $30 collection fee to the resident's utility bill. Those that wish to avoid the charge must remove the bulk trash from the public right-of-way and place it out during the assigned week.
  • Residents can also schedule an out-of-cycle bulk/brush pickup by purchasing an out-of-cycle tag from the utility office. Out-of-cycle tags are $30.
  • Porch Pickup for the Disabled - Please have a physician fill out a Cart Assistance Form, and a site visit will be required.
  • Free Dump - One free dump is allowed per month (limited to 800 pounds) at the Transfer Station with a current City of Cleburne water bill that shows residential trash pick up service. Additional waste will be charged at the rate of $42 a ton for Cleburne residents who have City trash service.


Free recycling drop-off is available at the Cleburne Transfer Station during normal business hours. Residents can make their way and place cardboard, glass, plastic, and metal recyclables in the appropriate containers.

*Please note that the transfer station does not accept paper for recycling. 

Transfer Station Recycle Drop Off Area

Below are two programs that are centered around providing free television and computer recycling opportunities for consumers: