February 15, 2010 · Filed Under Events and News 

Tree limbs, debris to be picked up on regular collection schedule

Many neighborhoods in Fort Worth were impacted by the record snowfall and are experiencing broken tree limbs and downed trees. Residents can help the collection process by cutting, bundling and stacking tree limbs and keeping brush and yard waste separate from other bulky piles. This will allow collection crews to dispose of debris as quickly as possible.

The City will not be conducting special collections. The normal collection process will be used to collect debris. Bulk collection will take place on normal pickup schedules.

The City is reminding residents about its policies for bulk and yard trimming collections:

  • Residents may stack 10 cubic yards of loose brush for curbside pickup.
  • If residents set out more than 10 cubic yards at one time, they are subject to paying for any amount over 10 cubic yards. Ten cubic yards of loose brush is about 8 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
  • Limbs must be no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 8 feet.
  • Residents may cut tree limbs to 4 feet in length (or smaller), bundle and tie them with string or twine. Bundles should not weigh more than 40 pounds. There is no limit on the number of bundles residents may set out.
  • Larger limbs — up to 18 inches in diameter and no longer than 8 feet — as well as large root balls and stumps are considered bulky items and will be collected according to residents’ regular monthly bulky pickup schedule. These piles are also limited to 10 cubic yards.
  • Residents should not leave intact, downed trees or extremely long limbs at the curb that are larger than the prescribed dimensions expecting them to be picked up.
  • Regardless of size, limbs are not to be placed under overhead power lines, in front of parked cars or near any obstacle that could be damaged by collection equipment.
  • Do not place any plastic bags, garbage, roofing material, appliances with Freon®, or electronics in bulky or brush piles.

Yard waste and loose brush will be picked up during weekly collections.  Residents should place loose brush at the curb by 7 a.m. on their garbage/recycling pickup day. Please note, due to weather, collections have been moved forward.

For monthly bulk collections, residents should place items on the curb no later than 7 a.m. Monday of their assigned week.

Residents can take tree limbs and yard waste to one of the City’s three drop-off stations.

For more information about pickup schedules for garbage, recycling, yard trimmings, brush pickup or damaged carts, call the City Call Center at 817-392-EASY (3279) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


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