The holidays are a great opportunity to recycle more. Let’s face it, recycling helps preserve the longevity of our landfill and gives a second life to items made from plastics, paper, cardboard and aluminum.
Fort Worth makes it easy to recycle with curbside collection as well as providing four drop-off stations for larger items, donations and household hazardous waste.
Here’s a quick guide to remind you what goes where:
Bag it for the brown garbage cart
- Broken ornaments
- All wrapping paper
- Bubble Wrap
- Bows and ribbon
Toss it in the blue recycling cart
- Greeting cards
- Cardboard boxes (flattened)
- Paper gift tags
- Metal or aluminum pie plates
Place out for monthly bulk collection
Artificial Christmas trees.
Place out for weekly yard collection
Live or flocked Christmas trees
Take to a drop-off station
- Large cardboard boxes that do not fit in your recycle cart
- Outdoor or indoor lights
- Donations (clothes, furniture, working appliances and miscellaneous household items such as toys and board games, plates, glasses, mugs and flatware)