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By reusing and recycling more, Fort Worth residents can have less trash and save space at the city landfill. But you have to recycle right!

As a general rule of thumb, recyclables put in the blue cart should be empty, clean and dry.

The following list is helpful in determining if something is or isn't recyclable. If you're still unsure whether your item is recyclable or not, try the Waste Wizard tool bar below. If you still need help, please call customer service. All carts must be placed in front of resident's address for collection. Carts placed at adjacent addresses or across the street will not be collected.

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This is not an exhaustive list of items that should not be recycled. If you are still unsure, dispose of items in the brown garbage cart instead of attempting to recycle them. Remember: When in doubt, throw it out! Contact the Materials Management team at or by calling 817-392-1234.

Customer Service

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.

Assistant Director:
Robert Smouse

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Fort Worth Garbage Collection

Get collection reminders and look up how to dispose of waste on your smartphone with the new City of Fort Worth Garbage & Recycling app.

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Other ways to recycle in Fort Worth

Take your recycling to the next level by composting. Visit the Compost Outpost to learn more.

Some items listed can be recycled at locations throughout the city. For example, plastic shopping bags can be returned to most grocery stores and many retail stores.

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

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