The corn stalks, hay bales and pumpkins have provided a nice autumn scene for several weeks, but we’re ready to move on to Christmas yard decorations, right?
During December, Fort Worth is adding pumpkins, hay hales and corn stalks to the weekly yard waste collection program. Residents can keep these items out of the landfill and put them to good use as mulch.
Here’s how to be ready when the trucks arrive on your street:
Pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks. Remove all decorations. No wax, candles, decorations or lights — these are contaminates and they will not be collected. Place these items in kraft paper yard bags or your green yard cart and roll it to the curb.
Hay bales. Remove all decorations from the bales before placing them at the curb. Twine, string, rope or plastic ties are acceptable. Wires are not acceptable. Hay bales must be placed or stacked on the curb. Accepted hay bales are standard size (14 inches by 18 inches by 48 inches) or smaller. There is a limit of three hay bales per week.
Items not accepted during the November special collection include commercial-size hay bales (usually the large round-shaped bales), scarecrows, wreaths, clothing, lights, brooms, etc. Toss these items in your brown garbage cart.
To learn more, call 817-392-1234 or email Customer Care.
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