Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
Celebrate the planet at the Earth Party
Posted April 2, 2012
Fort Worth will be getting greener on April 14 during the Cowtown Great American Cleanup. Volunteers from every corner of Fort Worth are signing up to clean their neighborhoods, parks, schools and even along creeks and river banks.
Even if you haven’t signed up to participate in the cleanup, everyone is invited to attend The Earth Party following the cleanup activities. The Earth Party is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 14 in Trinity Park near the Police and Fire Memorial off Seventh Street.
This community party celebrates Fort Worth going green in a big way. Guests can enjoy a free zero-waste lunch. If you don’t know what that is, come and see how it’s done.
Vocal Trash, a unique band that plays instruments using recycled items, will perform. Exhibitors will showcase something for everyone: get fitted for a kayak by Backwoods, check out how to compost in your own back yard and learn more about saving water.
For children, there will be face painting and games. Waste Management will have a recycling truck on display for all to view. The City of Fort Worth’s Animal Shelter will bring its mobile adoption truck so puppies and dogs have the opportunity to be adopted and find a loving home.
There is no admission fee. Bring a blanket, pack your lunch and enjoy the afternoon.
Yard Smart is a free, informative seminar designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees, and much more. Mark your calendar now for the next seminar on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Learn more.
Rain Barrel Sale
Conserve water by ordering a rain barrel for your home by noon on Sept. 7.
Trinity River Trash Bash
Pitch in this fall and help clean up liter around the Trinity River from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 20. Learn more.
Take Back Meds
Bring your unused and expired medications for safe disposal. Visit the Take Back Meds page for details.
National Night Out
Be ready for your neighborhood gathering Oct. 7. Check out recycling bins for free through the Parks & Community Services Department.
Fifth Annual Lake Arlington/Eugene McCray Park Cleanup
Join the community from 9 a.m. to noon at the park pavilion, 3449 Quail Road, and help clean up the Lake Arlington area. No registration is necessary.
This school recycling competition runs from Oct. 13 – Nov. 15. Register your school, organize your green team and track recycling weights and report the results.
Grab your friends and family and organize a cleanup in your neighborhood from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Master Composter Course
The Master Composter course is a 15 hour class offered twice a year. The course is taught by nationally recognized instructor Larry Wilhelm. Class participants attending all three days receive the Rodale Book of Composting and a C.E. Shepherd Compost bin, and will be instructed on implementing good soil practices at home, the ins and outs of backyard composting and other sustainable practices for the home, yard and garden. Learn more.
The State of Texas celebrates Arbor Day on the first Friday of November. Plant a tree to honor this important day.
Recycling Center Tour
If you've ever wondered how recyclables are processed at the recycling center, join the Keep Fort Worth Beautiful for a tour from 11:30 to 12:30 Friday, Nov. 14.
America Recycles Day
America Recycles day is coming up Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Watch the October water bill and this site for details. For shredding services before November, contact a commercial secure document destruction company.
Crud Cruiser Household Hazardous Waste Events
The city’s Crud Cruiser will make 22 visits to Fort Worth neighborhoods in 2014 and will offer more week night events and new locations. Check the schedule to see when you can drop off your household chemicals at a mobile collection event near your home.
Cowtown Great American Cleanup
The 29th annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup is scheduled for 8:30-11:30 a.m. March 21, 2015. This is Fort Worth's largest community cleanup, and we need your help to keep it that way. Registration opens in January 2015.
Help fund Keep Fort Worth Beautiful events and efforts to make Cowtown a clean place to live.
- Report a Litterer
- Graffiti Abatement: Visit the Graffiti Abatement website to learn more.
- Arbor Day, Free Trees and Heritage Trees: Visit the Forestry Section for more information
- Environmental Education: Visit the Neighborhoods website.
- Special Event Recycling: Check out recycling bins for special events.
- Conquer your Crud: Find out how to drop off hazardous chemicals found in your home at the Environmental Collection Center.
- Be Air Aware: learn more about air pollution in North Texas at Air North Texas.
- Reverse Litter: Commit to pick up 10 pieces of trash on Tuesday.