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Six Tips for Re-Thinking Waste: For a greener Fort Worth

Date: June 03, 2017

It’s the time of the year for yard work, and you probably have a summer’s worth of yard waste every weekend. Here are a few reminders about how to dispose of yard trimmings and brush.

    • Bag It: - Place leaves, grass clippings and other small trimmings in paper yard bags purchase at grocery store, hardware and garden stores. Roll the paper yard bag top closed; don’t staple or tape it to close it. There is no limit on the number of paper bags you can set out. There is a 40-pound limit for yard waste bags.
    • Bundle It – use string or twin to bundle shrub and tree trimmings. Bundles should be no more than four feet long and weigh no more than 40 pounds. People, not machines, pick these up by hand. There is no limit on the number of tied bundles you can set out.
    • Stack It – Individual tree and shrub limbs up to eight feet long and four inches in diameter can be stacked at the curb on your weekly pickup day. No plastic bags, garbage, bulk items, stumps or root balls are accepted in brush piles. Root balls and stumps (maximum 18-inch diameter) can be placed in the bulk items pile. To avoid collection charges, make sure piles do not exceed 10 cubic yards.
    • Drop it off – Residents can take brush to one of the city’s three drop-off stations. Learn more at FortWorthTexas.gov/solid waste/dropoff. The city recycles organic materials to make mulch, which helps save your watering costs and increases the beauty of your turf, trees, and landscape beds.
    • Compost it – Learn more about backyard composting at FortWorthTexas.gov/compostoutpost
    • Recycle It – Use your blue recycling card for items like cardboard, planting trays and plastic plant containers. Put items like potting soil bags in your trash cart.

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