Yard Trimmings

 

yard trimmings and brush are collected separately from garbage so that they can be taken to a facility where they're turned into mulch - instead of depositing them at a landfill and wasting valuable natural resources.

 

Rules

Step 1.Rules for bagging yard trimmings

  • Yard trimmings and brush are collected separately from garbage
  • The yard trimmings  can be taken to a facility where they’re turned into mulch – instead of depositing them at a landfill and wasting valuable natural resources.
  • There is a 40-pound limit for yard waste bags.
  • Roll the paper yard bag top closed; don’t staple or tape to close.
  • There is no limit on the number of paper bags you may set out. 

Step 2.Rules for bundle shrub and tree trimmings

  • Use string or twine to bundle shrub and tree trimmings. 
  • Bundles should be no more than four feet in length
  • Bundles weight should be no more than 40 pounds.
  • People, not machines pick bundles up by hand.
  • There is no limit on the number of tied bundles you may set out.

Step 3.Rules for stacking large tree and shrub limbs

  • Individual tree and shrub limbs up to eight feet long and four inches in diameter are allowed.
  • Stack the limb or shrub at the curb on your weekly pickup day.
  • No plastic bags, garbage, bulk items, stumps or root balls are accepted in brush piles. 
  • Root balls and stumps (maximum 18” diameter) may be placed in the bulk items pile.
  • To avoid collection charges, make sure piles do not exceed 10 cubic yards.

Step 4.Purchase optional green cart it

  • Use the optional 96-gallon green yard cart.
  • Available for $75 by calling the city’s customer service center (817-392-1234).
  • The one-time fee is charged on your water bill, but there is no additional monthly charge for the cart. 

Carts and supplies

Step 1.Cart it

  • Use the optional 96-gallon green yard cart, available for $75
  • Call the city’s customer service center (817-392-1234).
  • The one-time fee is charged on your water bill, but there is no additional monthly charge for the cart.

Step 2.Rules for green cart pickup

  • All garbage must be contained in garbage bags within the brown cart.
  • The lid must be completely closed.
  • Overstuffed carts will not be picked up.
  • Bags left outside the cart will not be picked up (except city-issued Pay Bags).
  • Place cart so that the handle faces your house and the serial number faces the street.
  • Place cart a few inches from the curb or edge of the street; do not place cart in street.
  • All carts must be placed in front of resident's address for collection.
  • Carts placed at adjacent addresses or across the street will not be collected.

Step 3.Pickup & Retrieve cart schedules for day of service

  • The cart must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day.
  • You may set out your cart after 6 p.m. the night before your pickup day.
  • Retrieve cart from curb by midnight on your pickup day.

Step 4.Storage of green carts

  • City ordinance requires residents to store carts so they can't be seen from a public street while standing in front of the house.

Locations Drop-off

Drop off the bundled shrub, tree trimmings, stacking trees or shrub limbs

 You may also take brush to a city drop-off station to avoid extra pickup fees. 

Locations

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.

Hours

Monday-Friday:
8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday:
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Closed Sunday

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)

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