Environmental Protection Fee

As a part of the FY23 Budget process, our community is considering an increase to the Environmental Protection Fund to help up create a cleaner, safer city through expanded litter control efforts, such as increased litter abatement contracted crews, homeless camp abatement and street sweeping.

Review the one-page informational sheet that outlines the fee increase and what the City wants to achieve. EPF Informational Sheet(PDF, 400KB)

We want your feedback! Interested parties can provide their feedback on the proposed services in the following ways:

  1. Attend a public meeting
  2. Complete the survey. English or Spanish
  3. Contact the mayor’s office or your councilmembers directly.


In 1993 the Texas Health and Safety Code enacted a law that allowed the City of Fort Worth to impose a local environmental protection fee for people within its jurisdiction. Revenues generated by the fee may cover costs for disposal services, environmental programs or environmental services. These dedicated funds help the city pay for federal and state environmental mandates such as cleaning up abandoned property, asbestos abatement, underground storage tank compliance, storm water management, spill response clean-up, and operation of a household hazardous waste collection facility.

Since 1996, the monthly environmental protection fees are:

  • Apartment Complexes: $0.50 (per unit)
  • Residential: $0.50
  • Multi-residential: $1
  • Commercial: $10
  • Multi-commercial: $20
  • Industrial: $35
  • Municipal $0.75
  • Non-profit: $0.75