With fall arriving, leaves need to be raked and trees and shrubs to be trimmed. Here are a few reminders from the city's Solid Waste Services Division about how to dispose of yard trimmings and brush.
Paper yard bags can be purchased at grocery stores, hardware and garden stores. These bags are for leaves, grass clippings and other small trimmings only. No other materials may be put in these bags or they will not be collected. Roll the bag top closed; don't staple or tape it to close it. There is a 40 pound limit for yard waste bags.
Use string or twine 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.
Individual tree and shrub limbs less than 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.
Take brush to one of the city's four drop-off stations. Find one at FortWorthTexas.gov/solidwaste/dropoff. The city recycles organic materials to make mulch, which helps save watering costs and increases the beauty of turf, trees and landscape beds.
Learn more about backyard composting at FortWorthTexas.gov/compostoutpost.
Fort Worth enforces year-round outdoor watering requirements as part of its water conservation program.
offers a Weekly Watering Advice text or email. It tells you how much to water your lawn each week.