Weight specifications: No more then 50 pounds for any single bag
Many times a seemingly missed trash pick-up is the result of bags and containers that exceed the weight limit accepted by Progressive Waste Solutions. While the company works to accommodate even oversized loads, sometimes the containers are so heavy that they cannot be picked up manually by service personnel and must be left behind. Progressive does not use automated trucks for trash service in Colleyville. Residents who use large trash receptacles, particularly 64- or 95-gallon trash containers, are reminded that trash in these containers must be bagged so that each weighs no more than 50 lbs. Multiple bags, as long as none exceed the 50-pound weight limit, are acceptable.
Holiday collection: Any disruption in garbage or recycling collection will be announced through the city newsletter and posted on the front page of this website. For additional information regarding schedules, routes, and garbage or recycling customer service, please call Progressive Waste Solutions at 817.222.2221 or visit online at .
Household garbage and trash are collected from single-family residences twice weekly. Items must be placed on the curb and contained in a secured bag, box, or can, or tied and bundled and be fifty (50) lbs. or less in weight.
Brush, tree limbs, and fencing must be tied in bundles not to exceed four feet (4’) in length and fifty (50) lbs. in weight. Up to four (4) bundles will be collected per pickup.
Bulky items, including stoves, furniture, hot water heaters, dishwashers, etc., may be collected curbside as one of the four large-item pick-ups that customers are allowed per year (of up to four cubic yards per year). Schedule a bulk pick-up by calling Progressive in advance at 817.222.2221, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional large-item pick-ups, beyond the four allotted, will be billed at $9 per cubic yard, with a $48 minimum.
Construction or renovation debris may be collected by Progressive Waste for a fee. These items require special equipment and, without special arrangements, can slow service for others.
Items that will not be collected by Progressive Waste include construction debris, building materials, dirt, rocks, tires, oil and oil filters, batteries, and hazardous wastes. IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal law prohibits collection of air conditioner, refrigerator or freezer units unless certification is provided that the CFCs have been removed by a certified technician.
For non-bundled brush stacked at curbside, Progressive Waste Solutions will remove brush for a fee. To arrange for this service, contact Progressive Waste Solutions at 817.222.2221 or visit online at . A representative will quote a price for the disposal based on the amount of non-bundled brush.
Landfill Access: Colleyville residents do not have free access to any area landfills. Dumping charges are based on the weight or size of the load and will vary from site to site. Disposal of biodegradable items (tree limbs and brush) may be less expensive if taken to an area composter.
Household Hazardous Waste Items: Progressive Waste Solutions does NOT collect household hazardous waste as a part of their garbage and recycling collection service. The City of Colleyville contracts with the city of Fort Worth’s Environmental Collection Center (ECC) residents can dispose of household hazardous waste items (pesticides, paints, chemicals, etc.) at the ECC.
You may use a recent water bill or a current driver’s license as proof of residency. The ECC is located at 6400 Bridge St. between I-30 and Loop 820. While residents are not directly charged for drop offs, Fort Worth charges the city of Colleyville a set fee per household drop off, so please consider collecting your household hazardous waste items and taking them in a single trip rather than taking a few items in several trips. Automotive items such as Freon and motor oil can be taken to local automotive stores. Please contact the automotive store before taking items.
What’s Accepted at the ECC?
Acids, aerosol cans, antifreeze, batteries (all kinds, including car batteries), brake fluid, cooking oil, craft chemicals, degreasers, drain cleaner, fertilizer, fluorescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), herbicides, household chemicals, motor oil, paints and stains, paint thinners, pest strips, pesticides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, oil filters, solvents, transmission fluid, and varnish.
What’s NOT Accepted at the ECC?
Ammunition, asbestos, building materials, butane cylinders, electronics, explosives, medical waste, PCBs, pharmaceuticals, propane cylinders, radioactive material, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, tires, refrigerators, freezers, and TVs.
If you have a fire extinguisher that is expired or needs to be safely disposed of, please contact the Colleyville Fire Department at 817.503.1401. Fire Extinguishers can be dropped off at the Central Fire Station at 5209 Colleyville Boulevard.
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