Bulk Waste Collection
Fort Worth provides 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.
The following items should not be set out as part of bulky item collection:
- No trash, garbage, rubbish, waste or any material of any kind in plastic bags
- No leaves, grass or other yard trimmings in plastic bags. These items should be set out in paper yard bags for weekly yard trimmings and brush collection.
- No automobile parts, batteries or tires (residents can dispose of four tires every six months at city drop-off stations)
- No contractor remodeling and demolition debris such as shingles, wallboard and lumber
- No electronic equipment such as computers (use the city drop-off stations)
- No household appliances that contain coolant, gasoline or other chemicals, including air conditioners, refrigerators and lawnmowers (accepted at city drop-off stations)
- No dirt, rocks, concrete or ceramic tile
- No liquids, poisons or explosives
- No glass
How much can be set out?
Bulky item pick-up is limited o 10 cubic yards (about eight feet long, six feet wide and six feet tall) at no extra charge to each household that receives curbside garbage and recycling collection. There is an extra charge for piles exceeding 10 cubic yards. Only one pile per household is allowed.
A bulk pile must be at least two feet away from trees, mailboxes, water meters, fences or other obstructions or it will not be collected. A bulk pile located under trees or where tree branches block access will not be collected. Any items that will fit in your Brown Garbage Cart are not bulk and should be put in plastic bags and put in your Brown Garbage Cart.
When to put items at the curb?
Place bulky items on the curb by 7 a.m. Monday of a resident’s assigned week. Items may be placed on the curb as early as 6 p.m. the Friday before the assigned week. Crews have until the following Saturday at 5 p.m. to pick up bulky items.
After crews have collected items on a street, do not place more bulky items on the curb until the next month on the designated week.
Separate bulk trash and bulk brush
Create separate piles for household bulk trash and bulk brush. There should be a minimum of two feet between the piles. Bulk trash goes to the landfill; bulk brush gets processed and turned into mulch.
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.
Get collection reminders and look up how to dispose of waste on your smartphone with the new City of Fort Worth Garbage & Recycling app.
Bulk Pickup Guidelines
City of Fort Worth curbside garbage and recycling services are provided by Waste Management and Knight Waste Services.