Trash Collection


Whitley Road Construction Phase 1

Beginning March 23, 2023, through December 2023, the City will be working to construct the underground utilities and roadway from Hightower Drive to Oakhill Road.  During this time, Whitley Road will be closed in this area.  During Phase 1, we are requesting that the residents on Nanci Drive, Robin Drive and Kari Lynn Drive between Whitley Road and Quail Run to please place their trash carts on the south side of said streets. 

Any questions should be directed to Jeff Dowdy with Frontier Waste Solutions at 940.367.9545 or Utility Billing at 817.514.5705.


Frontier Waste Solutions is the commercial and residential solid waste provider for the City of Watauga.  Watauga residents will receive once a week trash, recycling and bulk pickup service on the same day. View the Service Map for all residential customers.

Trash Collection Rates

Residential CollectionMonthly Rate
Non-Senior Rate$16.53
Senior Rate (65 and older)$15.01
Each additional trash cart$7.41
Each additional recycle bin$3.11


If you need assistance with your trash or recycling pickups, contact Frontier Waste Solutions via email or at 888.854.2905.

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Additional Carts

If your weekly trash accumulation exceeds the capacity of one cart, you can obtain additional trash and/or recycle carts by contacting Frontier Waste Solutions via email or at 888.854.2905.

Commercial Accounts

New or existing commercial accounts. If you need to increase or decrease size or pickup days, contact Frontier Waste Solutions via email or at 888.854.2905.


Frontier Waste Solutions will make regular collections on every holiday except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year's Day (January 1st). If the holiday falls on your service day, trash and recycling will be collected the following day. All service days following the holiday will be delayed by one day.HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE AND CHRISTMAS TREE PICK--UP

Missed Service 

Contact Frontier Waste Solutions via email or at 888.854.2905 for assistance within 24 hours of any missed service. 

Physically Disabled Customers 

Any utility customer who is physically disabled and can provide the necessary forms from a physician stating a disability can request solid waste collection and recycling services from the front garage area of the residence. For more information, please contact the Utility Billing Office at 817.514.5705. 

Senior Citizen Discount 

Residents who are 65 years of age or older can qualify for a Senior Citizen Discount upon presentation of proof of age, such as a driver's license or birth certificate.