Recycling Service

The City of Midlothian offers curbside recycling to our residents.  It you are a Midlothian water or wastewater customer, you may set up service through our Utility Billing Department at (972) 775-7130.  If you are not a Midlothian waste or wastewater customer, contact Midlothian's trash collection company, Waste Connections.

Ordinance 2016-07 requires that all items for recycling be placed in a clear trash bag before placing at the curb for pick-up. If you use smaller bags, please place them in your recycle bin. Larger bags may be set out without the bin. Clear bags are available at Walmart and Ace Hardware.  Also, cardboard boxes should be broken down and may be stacked under your bin or clear bag for recycling.  For any service related questions or issues, please contact Waste Connections, Inc. at (972) 937-8836 or by email at

Guide to Recycling

Newspapers, catalogs and magazinesPlace these in the bottom of  the bin. Put in a clear plastic bag to prevent wind-blown litter.
Junk mail and mixed household paperPlace all junk mail, envelopes, cereal boxes, chipboard, and other household paper products in clear plastic bag and put beside or inside your bin. No tissues, wet paper, or paper contaminated with food are accepted,
Cardboard boxesAll cardboard boxes must be broken down to a size that will fit inside the recycle bin. Larger boxes can be placed under the bin. Only flattened boxes will be accepted.
PlasticsNo. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7 plastics can be recycled in your bin. Milk jugs, liter bottles, and shampoo bottles are accepted. No butter tubs or containers with openings as large as the container. No plastic bottles that have contained oil or petroleum by-products. Remove all caps.
GlassAll colors of glass bottles can be recycled. Bottles only. No plate glass, ceramic, or mirrors.
MetalAll metal food and beverage cans can be recycled. It is not necessary to remove the labels, but lids should be removed along with food residue.