Options for Disposing of Downed Tree Limbs
The following options are available for NRH residents to dispose of tree limbs and other debris from Saturday’s storm:

  • Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, tree limbs and other storm debris can be dropped off at Green Valley Park, 7701 Smithfield Road. Please place limbs in the dumpsters in the park’s parking lot. This drop off location will remain open through Monday, Sept. 7.  

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Republic Waste will make a special collection of tree limbs and other storm debris placed on the curb. Limbs placed curbside for collection need to be bundled and cut into sections that are no longer than 4 feet in length and no more than 50 pounds. Fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections. Items should be on the curb by 7 a.m.

  • NRH residents also have the option to haul limbs or other storm debris to the landfill in Arlington. Each North Richland Hills household gets two free entries into the landfill per year. A voucher must be presented to the landfill attendant along with your driver’s license. Vouchers may be obtained online at www.nrhtx.com/landfill or at the Water Department at City Hall.
Free COVID-19 Testing Site Open in NRH
Tarrant County and the Texas Division of Emergency Management recently opened a free COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot at NRH2O Family Water Park. The site operates by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Appointments can be booked at https://texas.curativeinc.com. The tests are self-administered mouth swabs. Results will be sent via email, text or a phone call and should be received within 72-96 hours. The tests are free and there is no Tarrant County residency requirement.
Labor Day Closings, Collection Schedule
City Hall and other non-emergency City offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Municipal Court, Animal Adoption & Rescue Center and Library will also be closed. NRH Centre will be open.

Garbage and recycling will not be collected. Monday collections will shift to Tuesday and Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday. The City of North Richland Hills wishes you a safe and happy holiday!
Get to Know Your City of NRH Staff Leadership
Talent, experience and diversity … that’s what it takes to deliver the wide variety of services the city provides every day and to carry out the City Council’s goals for our community. Diversity, experience, and skill are values that your City Council has long prioritized. As a result, the North Richland Hills staff leadership team is a passionate group of distinct individuals with depth of knowledge in their fields. They are people who are committed to providing excellent service to all residents, businesses and visitors, while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to them. We invite you to get to know your NRH staff leadership team. Watch for our posts on social media or visit our website to meet different team members and learn how each helps to make North Richland Hills a great place to call home!
Take Steps to Eliminate Mosquitoes
With the recent rain, the city reminds all residents to take steps to control mosquitoes which will help stop the spread of West Nile Virus. One of the surest ways to reduce mosquitoes around your property is to dump standing water where mosquitoes breed. Look for old tires, wheel barrows, toys, plastic bins, clogged gutters and anywhere else water can collect. Place environmentally-friendly Bti briquets in stagnant water that can’t be drained. Bti can be purchased at local home and garden stores.

Due to higher than normal West Nile activity this summer, Tarrant County Public Health also recommends treating your yard to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home. Learn more at https://youtu.be/dxY52y5VrhU. The effort you make today will help stop West Nile Virus tomorrow!

The city continues weekly spraying for mosquitoes in targeted areas where West Nile Virus is detected. To receive text / phone notifications when there will be mosquito spraying in your neighborhood, please sign up at https://www.nrhtx.com/Alerts. While spraying in public rights of way can somewhat reduce the number of mosquitoes in a given area, the results are only temporary. Health officials concur that the elimination of mosquito breeding areas is the best technique for mosquito control.
September is National Preparedness Month
Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Follow these steps in September and visit https://www.ready.gov for more information.

Week 1 September 1-5: Make A Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster.

Week 2 September 6-12: Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

Week 3 September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
Know Your Watering Schedule
The City of North Richland Hills reminds all water customers that you may use sprinklers or irrigation systems no more than twice per week based on the following schedule.

  • Monday: No sprinkling or irrigation allowed
  • Tuesday & Friday: Non-residential sites (businesses, apartments, parks, common areas) may water.
  • Wednesday & Saturday: Residential addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 may water.
  • Thursday & Sunday: Residential addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 may water.
  • No watering from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on any day.

Sign up to receive weekly watering advice at www.savetarrantwater.com.
City of North Richland Hills 
 4301 City Point Dr.,
 North Richland Hills, TX 76180
817-427-6000