“For many years, KGVB has kept the shores of Lake Grapevine clean and clear of debris and trash.  Several years ago, we had major flooding in Grapevine.  As the waters began to recede, there was much work to do to clean up the shores -- it was KGVB who stepped up to help.  ”

- January 2017 -

Darlene Freed, Mayor pro Tem



Waste Reduction

RecyclingReduce, Re-Use, Recycle - we all hear the phrase, but have you ever stopped to think about the order of these words?  The phrase happens to be structured in order of importance for waste reduction:

Reducing waste before it happens is the most effective solution to waste reduction!  Think about this in all aspects of your life - food in particular is an area where Americans waste a lot.  Choose smaller portions of entrees if you have the option, and avoid impulse purchases of cheap, disposable goods.

Re-Using materials is the next best option - try to get reusable supplies instead of one-time-use items.  This can apply to everything from water bottles and dishes to cutting up old clothes to make reusable rags instead of using paper towels for your daily household cleaning.

Recycling is the solution for all the items you can't avoid through the first two steps!  Recycling keeps trash out of landfills and helps reduce cost to make new items by re-processing existing materials.  Recycling benefits us in many ways -- see Top 10 Reasons to Recycle.  A report completed in 2017 also outlines the economic impacts of recycling in Texas.  And don't forget to purchase items made from recycled content to make sure the market for recycling stays strong!

RecyclingThe City's diversion rate (the amount of waste kept out of a landfill through recycling and other waste reduction efforts) has grown from 10% in 2012 to 19% in 2016.  Grapevine residents and businesses have many options!  Check out the opportunities below to help push this number even higher, or visit the City of Grapevine Recycling page.

  • My Grapevine App:  Download this mobile app and select your neighborhood zone to keep up with the days that your neighborhood gets trash, clean brush, recycling pickup, and keep up with special events!
  • Residential Curbside Recycling:  weekly curbside pickup is a convenient option for a wide range of materials.  See this flyer for a full list of items accepted in the 65-gallon residential recycling carts.
  • Residential Clean Brush and Yard Waste: Keep limbs, leaves, and other yard waste out of the landfill by placing this at the curb on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Material will be mulched. 
  • Drop-Off Stations:  two dumpsters are available in the parking lot of the Grapevine Animal Services Center at 500 Shady Brook Dr, Grapevine.   One accepts cardboard, paper, plastics, and glass and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Another accepts electronics, open 7 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday.  How convenient!!!
  • Collection Center for Household Hazardous Waste:  Through a partnership with the City of Forth Worth, Grapevine residents can drop off Household Hazardous Waste at the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center all year long.  Click here to see what's accepted.
  • Special Events:  Keep Grapevine Beautiful works with the City to host annual recycling events for Grapevine residents:
    • America Recycles Day - Held every November, this is an opportunity for Grapevine residents to recycle electronics, printer cartridges, books, batteries, mattresses, toys, tools, glasses, metal, and more.
    • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - One of our most popular recycling events, this March event allows Grapevine residents to safely dispose of paint, oil, pesticides, liquids, ammunition, fire extinguishers, radioactive material, and commercial waste.
    • Post-Holiday Tree Recycling Event - held the first weekend after New Year's day, residents can recycle Christmas trees, receive bags of mulch, dispose of all the holiday packaging and paper, as well as recycle old electronics, toys and household goods.

Other recycling resources:

Dallas-Fort Worth State of the Region Recycling Report - Annual report on the status of recycling across DFW area cities, developed by the Texas Campaign for the Environment.

Earth 911 - This is the largest and most accurate directory in the U.S. Simply enter the name of what you want to recycle along with your zip code and this nifty search engine will tell you where to take it.

GRACE - A Grapevine non-profit agency that accepts donations of clothing, household items, furniture, electronics. To schedule a furniture pick-up call 817-305-4673.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Study on the Economic Impacts of Recycling

Time to Recycle - Recycling resources specific to the North Texas region.

Yellow Pages Industry Opt-Out - You can elect not to receive printed phone books that you don't want, helping reduce waste in the first place!