Drop-Off Stations are open to Fort Worth homeowners and some renters for disposal of trash, brush, recyclables, and household chemicals. 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.
Residents must unload their own materials and place them in the appropriate waste container, with the exception of household chemicals that has a designated collection table.
Fort Worth residents may pick up free mulch at any of the four 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. Limited to one load per resident monthly.
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.
Note: Items listed below and quantities are for the Drop-Off Stations only. Environmental Collection Center items and limits may vary.
Holiday Grease Roundup 2023
From November 13, 2023 to January 12, 2024, Fort Worth's Environmental Services Department and Water Department will participate in the 2023 Holiday Grease Roundup campaign hosted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).
- For grease that cannot be poured into a container, wipe with a paper towel to soak up the grease and put the paper towel in the trash.
- Let food cool and scrape off excess food from pans and plates before rinsing with cool water.
- Avoid relying on your garbage disposal to handle food scraps. Compost your food scraps, or put it in the trash.
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City of Fort Worth curbside garbage and recycling services are provided by Waste Management and Knight Waste Services.