NOTICE: Bulk Trash Collections delayed
The City's vendor for bulk trash pickup reports continued delayed in bulk trash pickups due to large amounts of volume. The City is working with the vendor to catch up the areas of town where bulk trash pickup has been delayed. Garbage and recycling collection services have not been affected.
Progressive Waste is the commercial and residential solid waste provider for the City of Watauga. Watauga residents will receive once a week trash and recycling service on the same day. View the Service Map for all residential customers.
The rates are as follows:
Trash Collection Rates
Residential Collection Monthly Rate
Non-Senior Rate $10.18
Senior Rate (65 and older) $8.68
Each additional trash cart $2.34
Each additional recycle bin $1.99
If you need assistance with your trash or recycling pickups, call Progressive Waste 817.222.2221.
If your weekly trash accumulation exceeds the capacity of one cart, you can obtain additional trash and/or recycle carts by contacting the City at 817.514.5705.
New or existing commercial accounts. If you need to increase or decrease size or pickup days contact Carla at Progressive Waste 817.222.2221.
Progressive Waste will make regular collections on every holiday except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 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.
Contact Progressive Customer Service Department at 817.222.2221 for assistance, within 48 hours of any missed service.
Physically Disabled Customers
Any utility customer that is physically disabled and can provide the necessary forms from a physician stating a disability, can request solid waste collections 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.