Trash & Recycling

Biannual cleanup event is set for April and October each year. 

This service is available by scheduled appointment only. To schedule a pick-up for electronic waste or for additional information on collection, please call Waste Connections at 469-452-8000. All request must be made by phone or email by 4:00 pm the prior day the event is scheduled for.  This is the cutoff time to schedule your address for pickup.  NO EXCEPTIONS! 


Waste Connections has the contract to handle garbage, recyclables, and bulk pick up within the City of Murphy. Your trash and recycle bins are to be out at the curb by 7 a.m. If you put your garbage out after that time, Waste Connections will not come back and it pick up.

According to a city ordinance, your poly cart / recycle bin shall be removed from the curb no later than 12 noon the day after your regular scheduled pick up. You have 1 garbage / recycle pickup day per week. For trash and recycling questions please contact Waste Connections at 469-452-8000 directly or email
  • Green cart is to be used for trash items. Blue cart is for recycle only.
  • Weekly pickups include up to 4 cubic yards of extra items out beside your cart.  
  • Limbs that are bundled and tied 4 foot by 4 foot can be placed at the curb each week. Bundles must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Contents cannot be taller than garbage cart.
  • Paint cans containing wet paint cannot be placed in garbage cart; however, if leftover paint is allowed to dry solid, it is then considered solid waste and may be placed in the garbage cart.
Please do not put carts in the street.

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 stated guidelines.

View a list of items that will and will not be accepted by Waste Connections.

2013 Poly Cart Rates

  • First cart fee and tax - $13.25
  • Extra cart fee and tax - $7.80

Additional Disposal Information

carton recycling (small)

Shelf-stable cartons: Juice, Milk, Soy Milk, Soup and broth, Wine

Refrigerated cartons: Milk, Juice, Cream, Egg substitutes