An infestation of the destructive Emerald Ash borer beetle has been confirmed in Tarrant County. In an effort to slow the spread, the State of Texas has quarantined ALL brush and firewood from leaving Tarrant County.

As of April 12, 2019, residents of Grand Prairie who live in Tarrant County may no longer take brush or firewood to the Grand Prairie landfill. Because it is difficult to discern Ash tree limbs and brush from other species, the quarantine applies to ALL brush, limbs and firewood in Tarrant County.

Residents May:

  1. Leave brush on curb to be collected by the City Brush Crew during your regularly scheduled once-per month Zone service. Find Your Brush Zone
  2. You may take your brush to a Tarrant County location for a fee. The disposal fee is based on tonnage and waste type. Please call in advance for rates and operating hours.

    Republic Southeast Landfill
    6288 Salt Rd.
    Fort Worth TX, 76140
    817-478-6462

    Silver Creek Materials
    2251 Silver Creek Rd
    Fort Worth TX, 76108
    817-246-2426

We thank you for understanding this required change in service and for helping to save our urban forest by following these instructions. All species of ash are susceptible to the destructive insect. Infested trees die within two to five years. For more information, call 972-237-8525.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this apply to Dallas County?
What about grass clippings?
What do I do with weeds I pull?
What about shrubs and leaves?
How long will quarantine last?
I don’t have ash trees. Can I put my bundled limbs and branches of all my non-ash trees out with my garbage?