Garbage & Recycling

Solid Waste Services provides residents with garbage, recycling, bulk, and yard waste curbside collections. Additional waste reduction services include the Drop-Off Stations, Environmental Collection Center, food composting, paper shredding, Styrofoam collection, and litter programs through Keep Fort Worth Beautiful.

Disabled Carryout Service

If you are physically unable to take carts to the curb and would like to apply for assistance, call 817-392-1234 or download the form below. You'll need three copies: the original goes to Solid Waste and you and doctor may wish to keep copies on file. Download the explanatory letter(PDF, 24KB) and Disabled Carryout Service Application(PDF, 405KB).(PDF, 24KB)



Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan

The City of Fort Worth's new 2017 – 2037 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan was unanimously approved in Sept. 2017. This plan is a purposeful effort to re-think and re-evaluate the very notion of 'waste' and creates plans to turn today's 'waste' into resources for tomorrow. Learn more »


Keep Fort Worth Beautiful

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful works to educate and engage Fort Worth residents to take responsibility for improving their community environment. Learn more about the program »

Business Smart

Join the Business Smart program to become a leader in environmental practices while increasing your bottom line. Going "green" just makes sense for your business, your customers and your city. Learn More »

Customer Service

For questions or to report an issue by phone:

The call center is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Assistant Director:
Robert Smouse


Download Garbage & Recycling APP


Get collection reminders and look up how to dispose of waste on your smartphone with the new City of Fort Worth Garbage & Recycling app.

Download the app


Bulk Pickup Guidelines

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  1. Have all material placed on the curb by 7a.m. Monday morning of your scheduled collection week.
  2. Create one neatly stacked bulk pile.  Select image to learn more.
  3. Any items that will fit in your brown garbage cart are not bulk and should be put in plastic bags and put in your brown garbage cart.
  4. Large Limbs means over 4 inches in diameter or up to 8 feet long.  Brush smaller than this is yard waste and can't be collected weekly as part of your yard waste collection, if it is seperated from large limbs/bulk pile.

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Vamos en camino, esten listos para nuestra llegada! 

Para asegurarse de que su pila de articulos voluminosos sea recogida de manera segura y efectiva durante su semana programada, por favor siga estas normas: 

  1. Ponga todos sus materiales sobre el horde de  la acera antes de las 7:00 a.m. de!
  2. Forme una  sola pila cuidadosamente amontonada con articulos voluminosos y ramas largas. Haga clic en la imagen para obtener más información. 
  3. Cualquier objeto que quepa en su Bote Marron de Basura no es considerado articulo voluminoso y debe ser colocado en una bolsa plastica en SU bote. 
  4. Ramas largas tienen mas de 4 pulgadas de diametro o hasta 8 pies de Jargas. Recortes de jardineria menores que esto son desechos de jardin y pueden ser recogidos semanalmente como parte de su recolecci6n de jardin, si estan separados de las ramas largas y mont6n voluminoso.