Residential Collection Fee Updates
Amended solid waste service fees for overloaded carts and loose bags are in effect as of January 1, 2024.
Any garbage or recycling materials that do not allow for the lids to be properly and securely closed are considered “overloaded/overfilled” while any and additional bags set outside of or next to the carts are considered “loose bags”. Both instances are not allowed in the program and are considered “noncompliant”.
For full information about cart noncompliance, visit the Garbage Service Fees & Billing tab and the Noncompliance FAQs tab.
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)
Fort Worth provides residential curbside garbage pickup one time per week.
By reusing and recycling more, Fort Worth residents can have less trash and save space at the city landfill. But you have to recycle right!
Recognizing the city’s landfill is filling up with materials that do not belong there, the city is advancing initiatives intended to divert materials away from the landfill that can be either reused, recycled, mulched or composted.
Monthly curbside collection at residential homes of items that are too large, heavy, or bulky to fit in the brown garbage cart for normal garbage pickup.
Drop-off stations are open to Fort Worth homeowners and some renters for disposal of trash, brush, recyclables, household chemicals and donated items.
City Council has approved the following waste service providers to operate in Fort Worth under the city’s Grant of Privilege.
The City of Fort Worth accepts electronics for recycling at our Drop-Off Stations.
Living in a city the size of Fort Worth makes it easy to find a charity or donation center that will accept unwanted items and help get them into the hands of someone that can use them.
Chemicals, detergents, petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are stormwater pollutants.
The City of Fort Worth is now offering paper shredding to Fort Worth residents every day.
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)
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 »
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Assistant Director:Jim Keezell
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