Trash and Recycling
Residential Garbage Service
Garbage is collected on Wednesdays and Saturdays. To ensure service, trash must be placed curbside no later than 6:00 a.m., but not earlier than 6:00 p.m. the evening before. For missed collection or other service issues, call Waste Connections at 817-222-2221.
Customers must provide and use sufficient trash containers (permanent or disposable). Larger items (e.g., Christmas trees or bundled brush*) can be placed neatly at the curb on Saturdays. Bulk items (e.g., mattresses, stoves, furniture, etc.) are picked up by appointment only. For rates and scheduling, call 817-222-2221.
* Brush must be cut to a length of 4 (four) feet or less, bundled (tied) together, stacked neatly; and each bundle must not weigh more than 50 (fifty) pounds.
Recycling is collected on Wednesdays. To ensure service, your provided rolling cart (no sorting required) must be placed curbside no later than 6:00 a.m., but not earlier than 6:00 p.m. the evening before. For missed collection or other service issues, call Waste Connections at 817-222-2221. Billing questions can be addressed by contacting the City of Kennedale's Utility Billing Department at 817-985-2120 or 1-855-203-1318.
Download a Recycling Guide (PDF) to learn what can be recycled. DO NOT recycle food waste/scraps, plastic bags, Styrofoam™ packaging, packing peanuts, wood, grass clippings, hazardous materials (i.e., electronics, batteries, paint, or chemicals), window or plate glass and large metal objects (i.e., small engines or lawnmower blades).
Please visit TimeToRecycle.com for more information about recycling items that are not accepted by the curbside program.
One Free Landfill Visit Per Year
City of Kennedale households may dump free of charge, once per year at the Fort Worth C&D Landfill (4144 Dick Price Road, Fort Worth, TX 76140). A current Driver's License (or State-Issued ID Card) and City of Kennedale Utility Bill must be provided at the gate. Do not bring the following: household rubbish, food waste, paint, liquids, refrigerators, freezers, A/C units, chemicals, televisions, or batteries. For any questions about what is accepted at the landfill, please call 817-516-7777.
Hazardous Household Waste
Chemicals, detergents, petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are stormwater pollutants. The Tarrant County Environmental Collection Center Program (TCECCP) provides safe disposal of household hazardous waste and chemicals. This service is FREE to residents of participating cities (including Kennedale). The TCECCP is for residential waste disposal and recycling only. Commercial, business or industrial waste cannot be accepted under Texas regulations. Please visit their website before visiting to learn what the center accepts and the proper way to drop off your items.
Proof of residency (current water bill or valid Driver's License) is required. Kennedale residents MUST obtain a voucher prior to using the center. To obtain a voucher, please contact:
Utility Billing Office (in City Hall)
405 Municipal Drive
Kennedale, TX 76060
Tarrant County Environmental Collection Center
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday 6400 Bridge Street, Fort Worth, TX 76112
What kinds of materials can I dispose of? Acids, aerosol cans, antifreeze, batteries of all kinds, brake fluid, cleansers, cooking oils, craft chemicals, degreasers, drain cleaner, fertilizer, fluorescent light bulbs (do not break), herbicides, household chemicals, motor oil, paints, stains, thinners, pest strips, pesticides, pharmaceuticals (old medicines), photo chemicals, pool chemicals, oil filters, solvents, transmission fluid, varnish and mercury thermometers.
What is not accepted? Ammunition, appliances, asbestos, brush, tires, building materials, butane cylinders, computers, electronics, explosives, waste containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), propane cylinders, radioactive material, smoke alarms, syringes and tubing, televisions or tires.
What does it cost to use the center? It is free to Kennedale residents, but you MUST obtain a voucher first (see above).
What does the Environmental Collection Center do with usable leftover paint, cleansers, oil and other hazardous products? The center offers some reusable materials to residents at no charge. These materials are on a first come, first serve basis. Other materials are recycled or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
What should I do with materials the Environmental Collection Center will not accept? For instructions on how to dispose of many kinds of waste and other items, visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).