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Trash means solid waste (excluding ashes), consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste materials. Combustible trash includes paper, rags, cartons, wood, wood shavings, furniture, rubber, plastics, and brush; noncombustible trash includes glass, crockery, tin cans, aluminum cans, metal and similar materials that will not burn at ordinary incinerator temperatures. The term does not include grass clippings or leaves.
It depends on your address. You may also contact BTX311 for more information.
All garbage, leaves, limbs and bulk must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the morning of collection. Leaves are now part of your garbage collection. You no longer have to place them in the paper yard bags. Collection is twice a week for garbage and once a week for recycling. Collection of tree limbs cut to 6-foot lengths or shorter are collected both during the weekly small bulk collection of 3 cubic yards or less (always set out on your second garbage collection day) and monthly in accordance to your respective zone on the Monday of your designated zone week. These collections are pre-set; therefore, there is no need to call for a scheduled collection. Call BTX311 if you have any further questions. Reasons for not collecting could be that the bags are over 35 pounds; there is an obstruction keeping them from getting to the collection, i.e., vehicle parked in front of item, tree or other obstruction preventing the use of the brush truck and/or late set out of these items.
No. The Solid Waste Fee is not based on frequency of collection. If the trash is set out by 7:00 a.m. and is missed, the resident may call BTX311 and report the missed garbage.
The Household Hazardous Waste collection event is held once a year at the City Service Center. Items accepted are acids, aerosol cans, all batteries, antifreeze, brake fluid, craft chemicals, degreasers, drain cleaners, fertilizer, fluorescent lights, herbicides, household chemicals, motor oil, paints/stains, paint thinner, pest strips, pesticides, pharmaceutical, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, oil filters, solvents, transmission fluid and varnishes. There is no charge for this service, however, proof of residency will be required (i.e. photo ID and recent water bill). Please contact the Environmental Health Specialist at 817-426-9848 for more information concerning collection events or other needs.
You may also take your Household Hazardous Waste to the Environmental Collection Center (ECC) in Fort Worth. The ECC is open Thursday and Fridays from 11a-7p and Saturdays from 9a-3p. It is located at 6400 Bridge St, Fort Worth. For directions, call 817-392-EASY (3279). There is no fee, however, residents must take a City of Burleson water or solid waste bill as proof of residency.
Outside companies can only provide commercial garbage collection service within the city limits. Any qualified commercial provider may operate within the City of Burleson. All providers must register with the City of Burleson prior to providing local commercial service. Please contact BTX311 to obtain a list of registered commercial garbage providers.
There are now multiple opportunities to set out your Special Pick up items. The monthly collection by zone for large bulk and the added weekly small bulk collection on every second garbage collection day. Check here to determine your zone.
For large bulk monthly collection dates, use the following:
Items must be set out no later than 7:00 a.m. of your zone collection week. For weekly small bulk collection of 3 cubic yards or less, use you scheduled second collection day and set out with your garbage by 7:00 a.m. on those days.
Limbs (not to exceed 6-foot in length), brush, lumber, wood, mattresses, furniture, carpet (cut into four-foot rolls), appliances that do not contain Freon, large toys, lawn mowers / weed eaters / edgers that have had the gasoline and oil drained, outdoor grills without the propane tank, and other bulk items will be collected monthly for the large bulk collection per your zone and on your second garbage collection day on the weekly small bulk collection (3 cubic yards or less).
Items that crews cannot collect include, but are not limited to appliances that have not had the freon removed, automotive parts, brick, building materials, concrete, dirt, hazardous materials, oil, paint, railroad ties, rock, roofing materials, shingles, and treated lumber.
Starting October 7, grass clippings can go in regular bags but they cannot exceed the 35 lb. weight limit and can be set out weekly on your second collection day.
You can call BTX311 to opt out of receiving a recycling cart.
They can be stored on the side yard, behind the building line or in a garage.