Waste & Recycle

Keep Pilot Point Beautiful 15th Annual Trash Off POSTPONED: In response to the public health emergency declaration regarding COVID-19, the City of Pilot Point has made the decision to postpone the event scheduled for Saturday April 18 Keep Pilot Point Beautiful 15th Annual Trash Off. This event will be postponed until further notice. Watch this page for further updates.

***UPDATE: A message from Waste Connections: "We are receiving new guidance about the amount of time that the Covid-19 virus will last on solid surfaces, waste paper, and cardboard being 72 hours. In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure to our TEAM Members and to insure that we focus on putrescible waste we will need to discontinue picking up items that are outside of the collection cart to include bulk items. Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 we will only service material that is contained inside of the collection carts. Bulk, compost, brush and extra items outside of carts will not be serviced in an effort to protect our TEAM Members from exposure. Hilmar Bobadilla | Site Manager"*** 

Landfill Items

Residents are now able to dispose of trash that previously would have been taken to the Denton Landfill.  Waste Connections will have a dumpster available at their location on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7:00 AM-12:00 PM.  Waste Connections is located at 410 S. Union St. Whitesboro, TX 76273.  Residents will be required to provide an ID and proof of residence at time of drop off.

We Recycle

Recycling, it’s never been easier! Recycling has changed over the past years, simplifying the process so that everyone can take part. Recyclable materials do not need to be sorted or even bagged, just placed in your recycle cart. All of the recycling efforts are adding up to thousands and thousands of new products made of recycled materials. 

Recycling conserves natural resources, saves landfill space, and saves energy. Recycling improves our environment, our quality of life and our planet’s future.

Blue Recycling Carts

Both the City of Pilot Point and Waste Connections encourage you to recycle by placing recyclable materials in your blue recycle cart. The cart should be placed by 7:00 AM at the edge of the driveway at the road with the lid completely closed with the handle facing the residence. Parked vehicles and other obstacles should be at least 3 feet from the cart, these obstacles include: 

  • Cable boxes
  • Electrical boxes
  • Fences
  • Gas meters
  • Etc.


Recycling Calendar (PDF).

Recyclable Items

Aluminum & Steel Cans

Food or beverage cans. No Aerosol cans, no aluminum foil, and no paint cans.


Brown and white cardboard of any kind.

Glass (bottles and jars only)

Recycle beverages and food containers only. 

Do NOT save: 

  • Auto glass
  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Light bulbs 
  • Television tubes
  • Window glass


  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Phone books
  • Shredded paper


Plastics: Number 1 through Number 5 and Number 7 are now being collected. No Styrofoam.

(No hazardous household waste.)

The following items are NOT recyclable:

  • Packing Peanuts
  • Paper Towels
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Polystyrene Foam
  • Styrofoam
  • Tissue paper
  • Auto glass
  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Light bulbs 
  • Television tubes
  • Window glass
  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paint cans
  • Foil lined cardboard food and drink containers

In an effort to improve the grade of recycle refuse, a penalty fee of $15.00 will be applied to all recycling that is 10% or more contaminated.