Household Hazardous Waste


Chemicals, detergents, petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are stormwater pollutants. Stormwater runoff enters storm drains during rain and discharges directly into the nearest body of water without any treatment to remove pollutants. This is unlike the sinks and toilets in your home that drain to a water reclamation plant for treatment. Responsible use and recycling of these wastes helps protect the quality of water sources for drinking and recreation.

The City of Fort Worth’s award-winning regional collection programs help citizens of Fort Worth and participating cities dispose of household hazardous waste in a safe, responsible, no-hassle manner.

In person

Step 1.Find the location to dispose of hazardous material

The Environmental Collection Center (ECC) is open to Fort Worth residents and participating cities. If your area does not participate, call your local officials let them know that you want your area to become involved in the program.

Environmental Collection Center

Step 2.Determine

Business, commercial and industrial waste cannot be accepted under Texas regulations

NOTE: Items listed below and quantities accepted are for the ECC only. Drop-Off Station items and limits may vary.

What's Accepted

  • Automotive fluids & fuels
  • Batteries
  • Cleaners & chemicals
  • Cooking oil
  • Lawn/Garden/Pool chemicals
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint & painting supplies

 What's Not Accepted


Accepted Waste Quantities

  • Automotive fluids: 10 gallons
  • Cleaning chemicals: 10 gallons
  • Cooking oil: 10 gallons
  • Lawn/Garden/Pool chemicals: 20 gallons
  • Light bulbs: 20 bulbs
  • Paint & painting supplies: 30 gallons


Step 3.More Information

  • Time to Recycle and Earth911 is another resource for North Central Texas recycling options for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

By phone

Step 1.Questions and contact numbers 

More Information

  • Fort Worth residents can call 817-392-1234 for information about solid waste, recycling, drop-off stations, and other disposal methods for items not accepted at the ECC.
  • Residents of other participating entities should contact their garbage/recycling programs for disposal information.
  • The TCEQ encourages consumers to take advantage of local electronics recycling opportunities. Texas consumers can learn how to recycle their computer equipment by visiting Texas Recycles Computers and their television equipment by visiting Texas Recycles TVs. For more information on the programs, contact the TCEQ’s Pollution Prevention and Education Section, 512-239-3143.

Step 2.Educational Programs

Environmental Quality uses the cartoon team – Captain Crud and the Cruddies – to promote the safe disposal of hazardous waste and protection of the quality of Fort Worth’s water. Several lesson plans are available. Call 817-392-1234 for more information.


City of Fort Worth curbside garbage and recycling services are provided by Waste Management and Knight Waste Services.

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