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Liquid Waste Transporters

Liquid Waste Hauler

Permit Required

The Water Department maintains a list of permitted transporters that are allowed to haul liquid wastes within the City of Fort Worth. The types of liquid wastes include grease, grit, septic tank, and chemical toilet wastes. A Transporter must apply for a permit by submitting a Liquid Waste Hauler Permit Application with the City before hauling grease interceptor waste, grit trap waste, septic tank waste or chemical toilet waste. Generally liquid waste hauler permits are issued with durations of one year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) and require an annual inspection. A fee is assessed by the PSD for each permit. Transporters who fail to obtain a permit may be subject to penalties of up to $2,000 per violation per day. Liquid waste haulers must also register with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ ) before permitting with the City. All permitted vehicles are required to display the City issued Fort Worth Permit Sticker at the one o’clock position on the back of the tank (the sticker shows the permitted year and City logo). Specific Code requirements for Waste Haulers can be viewed in Chapter 12.5 of the City Code.

Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements

All regulated wastes must be manifested on City issued five-part Scantron Trip Tickets using the Business ID to track the manifested waste. Business ID List in ascending order of street number and street name or Business ID List in ascending order of facility name for each facility before removal from facilities. Liquid Waste Trip Tickets must be purchased from Pretreatment Services Division with an appointment. Failure to properly report and maintain records is a violation of the City Ordinance and may subject the violators to penalties of up to $2,000 per violation per day.

Liquid Waste Disposal

Permitted Transporters who wish to dispose of septage/chemical toilet wastes at the Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility must first sign and submit an Agreement for Disposal of Liquid Waste. The Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility is located at 4500 Wilma Lane, Arlington, TX 76012. The plant does NOT accept grease, grit, or any other type of hauled waste. Hauled wastes disposed at the Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility are randomly sampled by the City of Fort Worth.

Failure to properly dispose of any type of hauled waste is a violation of the City Ordinance and may subject the violators to penalties of up to $2,000 per violation per day and may result in a revoked permit. If you witness or have knowledge of any illegal dumping activities, please contact us at the number below.

Contact Information

Please contact Pretreatment Services if you have any questions regarding liquid waste transporter requirements.

Pretreatment Services
920 Fournier Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-392-8305
817-392-8566

Email: Pretreatment@fortworthtexas.gov