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Solid Waste Services

The Solid Waste Services Division of the Code Compliance Department operates an award-winning program that continually serves as a role model for managing garbage, recycling and waste reduction services for the residents of Fort Worth.


  1. Brown CartGarbage
  2. Blue CartRecycling
  3. Two paper yard bags and brush pileYard Trimmings
  4. compost foodFood Composting
  5. Bulky Waste PickupBulk Waste Pickup
  6. Drop Off StationDrop-off Stations
  7. Business SmartCommercial Waste & Recycling
  8. Medical WasteMedical Waste
  9. ewasteElectronic Recycling
  10. Donation BoxReuse
  11. chemicalsHazardous Household Chemicals
  12. every day is shred dayShred Day

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 and Disabled Carryout Service Application.


rethinking waste: a greener fort worth

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

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

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 »

Customer Service

For questions or to report an issue by phone:

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

Assistant Director:
Robert Smouse

How Are We Doing? Take the Customer Service Survey


Fort Worth Garbage Collection

Get collection reminders and look up how to dispose of waste on your smartphone with the new City of Fort Worth Garbage & Recycling app.

Download the app

Educational Materials

Solid Waste Game Image

Bulk Pickup Guidelines

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

Waste Management Knight Waste Services