Residential Trash and Bulk Pickup

Residential Trash Pickup

The City of Cleburne uses automated collection trucks and specific garbage carts, which are provided, to serve citizens. To order an additional cart, get pricing for bulk pickup outside your scheduled week, or for more information, contact the Sanitation Department at 817-641-2236.

To determine when your garbage pickup day is each week, click on the image below, or residential pickup times can be located on this map!

Things  to Do 
Sanitation Route Map 
  • Use only city-approved carts
  • Place cart at the curb by 7 a.m. on your designated pick up day
  • Trash must be bagged and lids completely closed.
  • Place cart with wheels facing the residence
  • Remove cart from the curb by 8 p.m. that same evening
  • Make sure cart is 3 feet from all obstacles and mailboxes. Make sure multiple cans are at least 3 feet apart.
  • If you cannot close the lid on your cart each week, call Sanitation about an extra cart
  • Have your bulky items and limbs at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday the week of your bulky item pick up
  • Use the recycling drop off at the Transfer Station to help reduce your solid waste volumes

trash cart with trash around it

Things NOT to Do  

  • Do not overload the cart—the lid must close easily
  • Do not paint, mark, abuse, or modify the cart in any way
  • Do not put hot materials or ashes in the carts
  • Do not put any liquid or hazardous waste in the carts
  • Do not dispose of heavy materials like concrete or construction debris, which are beyond the weight capacity of the cart
  • Do not place yard trimmings in the cart—these may be taken to the Transfer Station for disposal or left on the lawn for natural fertilizer
  • Do not park vehicles in front of or near carts
  • Do not remove the cart from the designated address
  • Do not put bulky items out at times other than your designated week

Bulk Items and Limbs Pickup

Once a month, the Cleburne Sanitation Department will have trucks that will come by your house and pick up limbs and bulky items. It is not necessary to notify the Sanitation Department that you have items out.

Bulk Week

Due to the size of bulk items and limbs to pick up in each area, it takes a week to collect it all. Make sure your items are out by the curb by 7 a.m. on your designated week and it will be picked up by the end of the week.

Your bulk week each month will correspond the day of the week your trash is picked up.

 If your Trash Day Is...  Then your bulk week will begin...
 Monday The first Monday of each month
Tuesday The second Monday of each month
Wednesday The third Monday of each month
Thursday The fourth Monday of each month

Out-of-Cycle Bulk Pickup

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.

What is considered bulk?

Items too large for the trash cart, such as a sofa, stove, hot water heater, mattress/box springs, etc
Tree limbs that are cut to lengths of 10 feet or less

proper bulk trash

Items that are NOT considered bulk

bad bulk trash
Anything in a trash bag, box or trash can*
Eviction items*
Construction debris*
Items that are not accepted at the Transfer Station, such as refrigerators and air conditioners
Tree limbs longer than 10 feet in length*
Limbs cut by professional tree cutters*. Bulk pick up is for Cleburne residents and non-profit organizations. Professional tree trimmers must remove all limbs, leaves, etc from the residence or business.

*Extra bags, boxed trash, items in a trash can, eviction and construction debris and non-qualifying limbs may be taken to the Transfer Station for a fee. A recent City of Cleburne water bill will cover the fees for a load up to 800 lbs, or 800 lbs of a heavier load.

Residential pickup times can be located on this map!