Put brush out for weekly pickup

June 18, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Recent storms brought down trees and fences in parts of Fort Worth. Get rid of brush by placing it on the curb on your weekly garbage and recycling pickup day.

Here’s how:

Weekly Brush Pickup

Place leaves, twigs, grass, shrubs and small branches in paper yard bags or in your authorized yard cart. There is no limit on the number of paper yard bags you can set out.

Secure yard waste with string or twine in bundles that don’t exceed 4 feet long and 40 pounds.  As with paper yard bags, there is no limit on the number of yard waste bundles set out for pickup. 

Stack branches (maximum 8 feet long and 4 inches or less in diameter) in piles that are no larger than 10 cubic yards or less (about 8 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet tall) – about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle car. If the pile is more than 10 cubic yards, you will be charged extra.

If the pile is over 10 CY there may be a delay of up to 3 days for collection.

Remember, no root balls, stumps, wooden fencing, plastic bags or garbage goes into a weekly yard waste pile. Place piles at least 2 feet from carts or other objects.

Monthly Bulk Pickup

Another way to get rid of large amounts of brush is to place it at the curb for monthly bulk pickup. To learn your monthly bulk pickup schedule, call 817-392-EASY (3279).

Place brush neatly in tight stacks for machine loading. Bulk items are to be set out in a separate pile from brush. Set items on the front curb of your residence; crews may miss your pile if it’s placed elsewhere. Crews will not pick up items placed in alleys.

Place bulky items on the curb by 7 a.m. Monday of your assigned week. You may place items on the curb as early as 6 p.m. the Friday before your assigned week. Crews have until the following Saturday to pick up bulky items. After crews have collected bulk on your street, do not place more bulky items on the curb until the next month on your designated week.

You may include root balls and stumps with a maximum 18-inch diameter. Do not set out anything in plastic bags for bulk pickup.

To learn more, call 817-392-EASY (3279).


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