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Drop-off stations are open to Fort Worth homeowners and some renters for disposal of trash, brush, recyclables, household chemicals and donated items. To use a drop-off station, show a recent Fort Worth water bill or current driver’s license with a Fort Worth address to prove you have an active sanitation account. Renters with a Fort Worth address may use drop-off stations if they have a current Fort Worth water bill. Apartment renters may use the stations for recyclables only.
Landscapers and contractors must dispose of waste at a permitted mulching or compost site.
Residents must unload their own materials and place them in the appropriate waste container, with the exception of household chemicals. These will be unloaded and hauled by on-site city staff.
Donated materials include, but are not limited to
If you need to dispose of an item not specifically listed above, call 817-392-1234 for more information.
Cities who are participating members of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), as well as Fort Worth multi-family/apartment tenants, must continue to use the Environmental Collection Center located at 6400 Bridge St.
Fort Worth residents may pick up free mulch at any of the three drop-off stations. Piles are clearly labeled, and are self-serve. Bring a sturdy container and a shovel. If you use a pickup truck, you must use a tarp to cover the load to prevent litter while driving. Mulch protects plants from temperature extremes, deters weed growth and helps retain moisture so you can water less often.
Illegal dumping and littering is a crime. To report illegal dumping sites, call 817-392-1234. If you observe illegal dumping occurring, call the Non-Emergency Police Dispatch at 817-392-4222 to assist with catching the criminals in action.
You may also take brush to a city drop-off station to avoid extra pickup fees.
Brennan Drop-off Station
2400 Brennan Ave.
Southeast Drop-off Station
5150 Martin Luther King Freeway
Old Hemphill Road Drop-off Station
6260 Old Hemphill Road
Hillshire Drop-off Station (North Service Center)
301 Hillshire Dr.
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Drop Off Station English(PDF, 782KB) Drop Off Station Spanish(PDF, 928KB)
Fort Worth residents now have the opportunity to turn even more waste into resources by collecting their food scraps, which can be processed into compost — a rich soil nutrient. When composted, food scraps are diverted from your garbage cart, helping to preserve the life of the city’s landfill.
Check out how you can participate in the Food Scrap Composting program
The City of Fort Worth and Goodwill Industries have recently expanded on their successful partnership to include an Attended Donation Center within each of the city's drop-off stations to help reduce and divert reusable items from landfills and into the hands of individuals who can benefit from giving them a second life. Goodwill relies upon the sales of donated items to create local jobs and fund workforce training programs for people with disabilities, disadvantages and other barriers to employment. Residents who have items to donate will be guided to the Goodwill area for unloading assistance by employees located at the check-in window of the drop-off station.
City of Fort Worth curbside garbage and recycling services are provided by Waste Management and Knight Waste Services.
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.
Get collection reminders and look up how to dispose of waste on your smartphone with the new City of Fort Worth Garbage & Recycling app.
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Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, visit the Accessibility page
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