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Commercial Recycling

The City of Fort Worth currently does not provide commercial recycling services, but staff is available to answer questions about starting a recycling program for your business, church, school or multi-family housing complex.

Contact the city’s Commercial Recycling Coordinator at 817-392-5151 to learn more about starting a recycling program.

Starting a Recycling Program

Before you talk to a recycling provider or waste hauler, consider your building, your operational needs and your recycling goals as well as access limitations at your facility.

Questions to consider include:

  1. What potential recyclables are we throwing away?
  2. Which recyclables will be the easiest to collect?
  3. How valuable are these recyclables?
  4. Which employee or building manager will be responsible for coordinating the recycling effort?
  5. If a recycling container is needed, where can it be located?

Questions To Ask When Choosing a Recycling Provider

  • What types of material do you accept?
  • What is the minimum amount of material you will accept?
  • Can our recyclables be collected in a single container or do they need to be separated by type (i.e. metal, paper, plastic, etc.)?
  • Do you provide containers or bags for recyclables?
  • What is the rate for your recycling services, and will recycling a greater amount of material than expected affect our rate?
  • Can we reduce the amount or frequency of waste collections (and in turn, cost) by recycling?
  • How much does it cost to add additional types of recycling to our service in the future?
  • Can we partner with other companies in our building/facility?
  • Do you provide waste audits at our facility to assist in determining what to recycle?
  • How often do you collect recyclables? Is it on a set schedule or on a call-in basis?
  • Can you provide us with the amount/weight of material we are recycling?

Commercial Recycling Service Providers

Recycling vendors are exempt from the waste hauler Grant of Privilege required by the City of Fort Worth.

This list is not comprehensive and is not an endorsement of any businesses or the services provided by them. Check the Internet or Yellow Pages for other recycling vendors.

Company Phone Materials Accepted
Big City Crushed Concrete 972-243-5820 Concrete
CMC Recycling 817-332-8111 Metal
Clean Harbors 214-631-1660 Hazardous waste disposal, industrial cleaning, remediation, emergency response
Commodity Recycling Solutions LLC 817-300-6958 Electronics, Hospital Equipment, Metals, Single Stream*, C&D**
Conex 1-866-879-2663 Single Stream* Recycling in 96-gallon carts or dumpster service
Cowtown Excavating 817-232-9702 Concrete Recycling
Custom Recycling Solutions LLC 972-342-7639 Single Stream* recycling totes, roll-off rentals
DeBass LLC 972-248-1679 Single Stream* carted recycling for multifamily & business, Electronics, Stryrofoam (no peanuts or food-grade products)
Evergreen Paper Recycling 817-293-4400 Paper, Plastic
Foam Fabricators 817-623-0034 Packaging Styrofoam (no peanuts or food grade products)
Fusion Recycling 972-675-7767 Single Stream*, Multifamily, Business Recycling; Food Waste
Gamtex Industries 817-334-0211 Metal
Heritage Environmental 918-627-2671 Hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal and management, oil and gas/refinery services
Jereco Recycled Materials 817-561-1755 Clean concrete and asphalt
Lighting Resources Texas LLC 817-921-1440 Batteries, fluorescent lamps, electronics, and universal waste
Mantis Environmental 469-400-5255 Hazardous waste disposal, industrial cleaning, remediation, emergency response
Moore Recycling LLC./Paper Retriever 214-357-4357 Paper and cardboard only
Northside Scrap Metal Recycling 817-626-5771 Scrap Metal
Progressive/Waste Connections 817-222-2221 Single Stream*, C&D**, LEED, Paper Hauler
Project Cure 832-251-2489 Usable hospital & medical supplies
Protect Environmental Services 817-589-9005 hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal and management
Republic Services Co. 817-332-7301 Single Stream*, Brush, C&D**
Service Waste Inc. 817-924-8005 Cardboard, paper, plastic, wood, metal, LEED
Silver Creek Materials 817-246-2426 Brush, Pallets
SouthWaste Services Inc. 972-406-1215 Grease Trap Grease
Texas Carpet Recycling 817-552-1011 Carpet
Thelin Recycling Co. LLC 817-926-5626 Brush, Asphalt shingles, C&D**, Concrete, Scrap metal
Trans-Environmental Services 972-243-1210 Hazardous waste disposal, industrial cleaning, remediation, emergency response
Trashbusters Inc. 817-929-4665 Multifamily Valet & Single Stream* Hauler
Valet Waste 855-395-3335 Multifamily Valet only, no hauling service
WSI 214-501-8100 Multifamily Valet and Single Stream* Hauler
Waste Away LLC 866-999-8983 (ext. 700) Multifamily Valet only, no hauling service
Waste Management 817-348-2600 Single Stream* Hauler, LEED, Cardboard only, C&D**, Electronics

* Single Stream — Paper, Metal, Glass, and Plastic collected for recycling in a commingled form.
** Construction and Demolition material

Multifamily Recycling

Fort Worth requires property managers and owners of apartments and condominiums with eight of more units to provide recycling services for their residents.

Visit the Multifamily Recycling page to learn more about the rules.

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