Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline 817-248-6299
April 3, 2020
Declaration of Local Disaster Amended
Today Mayor Trevino signed a fifth amended declaration of local disaster, which the City Council will consider extending during a meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Read the latest declaration here.
Update from Republic Waste: Bulk & Limb Collections
Beginning next week, Republic Services resumes collection of bulky household items and bundled tree limbs with a special pickup each Wednesday throughout the city. However, they will not be picking up bagged grass or leaves at this time. We anticipate collection of bagged yard waste to resume in the near future.
Please place bulky items and bundled tree limbs out for collection only on Wednesdays. Bulky items over 50 pounds will not be collected. If you have bulky items that can wait for collection, please do not set them out during this time. Be mindful that Republic is being strained by staff shortages and we do not want to overwhelm this essential service.
On your normal collection days, crews will continue to focus on regular household waste.
Republic has made these changes in their service delivery due to the increase in trash quantities, as well as a decrease in staff. With families at home practicing social distancing, there has been a 40% increase in household trash volumes. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this crisis together. Our goal, as well as Republic’s, is to get back to normal operations as soon as possible.
NRH Leaders Urge Continued Action
With more than 325 cases now confirmed in Tarrant County, including 7 in North Richland Hills, Mayor Oscar Trevino and Mayor Pro Tem Rita Wright Oujesky urge residents to continue efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.
UPDATE: New numbers were released a few hours after we recorded this message. There are now 383 cases in Tarrant County, including 8 in NRH. Find daily updates from Tarrant County Public Health at http://access.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control—prevention/coronaviruas.html.