Environmental Protection Fee

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, stormwater management, spill response clean-up, and operation of a household hazardous waste collection facility.

As a part of the FY23 Budget, an increase to the Environmental Protection Fund was adopted in order to help create a cleaner, safer city through expanded litter control efforts, such as increased litter abatement contracted crews, homeless camp abatement and street sweeping.

The monthly environmental protection fees are:

  • Residential - Single Family: $1.50
  • Residential - Multi-Family Complex (per unit): $1.50
  • Commercial - Apartment Complex: $30.00
  • Commercial: $30.00
  • Industrial: $105.00
  • Municipal:  $2.25
  • Non-Profit: $2.25

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