Garbage & Recycling


In the event a missed collection occurs, please: 

  1. Leave your carts at the curb.
  2. Report the missed collection after 7 am the next day.

Report missed collections to the City Call Center or use the MyFW app.

City Call Center Specialists are ready to assist you Monday through Friday from 7 am until 6 pm and Saturday from 7 am until 4 pm. 

Reporting missed collections and related issues to the City Call Center is the most efficient method to resolve issues and supports data collection.


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.

Holiday Schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collection(PDF, 112KB)

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 »


Assistant Director:
Jim Keezell

Customer Service

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

For questions or to report an issue by phone: