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Residential Food Scrap Composting Pilot Program

This Program Is Only Available to City of Fort Worth Residents

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Recognizing the city’s landfill is filling up with materials that do not belong there, the city is advancing initiatives intended to divert materials away from the landfill that can be either re-used, recycled, mulched or composted. Approximately 30 percent of all waste currently going to the landfill could be composted.

Through small changes in our daily routines, we can help preserve the landfill capacity for years to come and forestall millions of tax-dollar expenditures with new infrastructure.

Fort Worth residents now have the opportunity to turn even more waste into resources by collecting their food scraps, which can be processed into compost — a rich soil nutrient. When composted, food scraps are diverted from your garbage cart helping to preserve the life of the city’s landfill.

Please note: ONLY residential food scraps are accepted in the Composting Pilot Program

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For questions or to report an issue by phone:
817-392-1234

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Robert Smouse

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Food Scrap Collection Sites

  1. Fort Worth Botanic Garden
    3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 76107
  2. Foster Park
    4398 Trail Lake Dr., 76109
  3. Fairmount Park
    1501 5th Ave, 76104
  4. Hartwood Park Tennis Courts
    4300-4302 Hartwood Dr., 76109
  5. River Park
    3100 Bryant Irvin Road, 76109
  6. Brennan Drop-off Station
    2400 Brennan Avenue, 76106
  7. Southeast Drop-off Station
    5150 Martin Luther King Freeway, 76119
  8. Old Hemphill Drop-off Station
    6260 Old Hemphill Road, 76134
  9. Hillshire Drop-off Station
    301 Hillshire Drive, Haslet 76052
  10. Environmental Collection Center
    ECC,6400 Bridge St, 76112

City of Fort Worth Residential Food Scrap Composting Pilot Program services are provided by Cowboy Compost and prepared in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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

Waste Management Knight Waste Services