We’ve all seen the blue recycling carts around town — It’s like going green, but blue. If you take pride in recycling or want to learn more, we’re breaking it down so you can make sure you’re recycling in the most effective way possible.
Get ready to become a mean, green, recycling machine. | Photo by @FTWtoday
♻️ Do I need to sort my recyclables?
Most recycling systems in the US have gone single-stream, including Fort Worth. That means your recyclables can go in 1 bin or paper bag.
The city recommends using the blue curb cart to recycle glass or you can drop it off at these locations:
- 2400 Brennan Ave.
- 5150 Martin Luther King Fwy.
- 6260 Old Hemphill Rd.
- 1100 NE 23rd St.
♻️ Give us the do’s + don’ts
Not sure what can be recycled? Here are a couple rules Fort Worth Recycling asks the community to follow:
Plastic bottles marked 1-7 are all recyclable — just leave the lids attached. Otherwise, they slip through the cracks + get missorted.
Uncrushed aluminum and tin cans are good to go. When cans are crushed it can confuse automatic sorting, meaning they’ll likely end up in the landfill.
- Food and drink containers should be visibly clean. Rinse milk cartons + soda cans, and run peanut butter jars through the wash (or give them to your dog first).
Plastic bags are the No. 1 thing people try to recycle — but they fly off trucks, become litter + jam sorting rollers. Instead, return the bags to the retail store or recycle them at the drop-off stations.
Check out the full list here.
Don't be trashy, recycle. | Photo by @FTWtoday
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- Jake Owen | Fri., May 20 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $49+ | Catch the country music artist on tour after his newest release, “Up There Down Here.” 🎤
Senior Social Hour | Fri., May 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Riverside, 2913 Yucca Ave. | Free | Share your story + connect with other seniors from the local community for good company and conversation. 📖
Bleach USA Video Premiere | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. | Free | A video premiere like no other — featuring Clear Acid, Urn + Washout. 🎬
Tabletop Game Saturdays | Sat., May 21 | 2-3 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - East Berry, 4300 East Berry St. | Free | Battle in a board game showdown to see who reigns supreme. Intended for grades 6-12. 🎲
Jam Session | Sat., May 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Meadowbrook, 2800 Stark St. | Free | Calling musicians of all ages, skill levels + instruments for community fun and fellowship. 🎵
Jimmie Allen | Sat., May 21 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $32+ | The breakout artist has amassed over one billion streams + has been claimed by GRAMMY.com as one of “five Black Artists Rewriting Country Music.”
Yoga + Astrology | Sun., May 22 | 1-4 p.m. | Soul Sweat Yoga, 1217 8th Ave. | $35 | Heal your mind, body + soul at this workshop exploring elements, chakras, and asanas. ☮️
Family Story Time | Sun., May 22 | 3-3:45 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Southwest Regional, 4001 Library Ln. | Free | Enjoy the family-friendly event for stories, songs + activities for everyone. 📚
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Barings — one of the world’s leading investment managers — is providing a $64.5 million bridge loan to refinance the existing loan on the AC Hotel (101 W. 5th St.) in Sundance Square. The 16-story hotel opened in 2020 + contains 252 rooms. The financing has a three-year term with two one-year extensions. 🏨
The city is making it easier for residents to access city council agendas. Two new kiosks will replace bulletin boards inside City Hall + a new website called Legigram will aggregate city agendas. The kiosks will be available starting Mon., May 30 — learn how to use them. 🖥️ (Fort Worth Report)
Check out the new barbecue food truck created by chef Blythe Bridges this Sunday, May 22 at Rancho Loma Vineyards (411 S. Main St.) The pop-up brunch will feature smoked meats and birria tacos from Bark Tacos & Smoke. Reservations are now open. 🍖
$115 million. That’s how much money the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo generated during its 21-day run this year. According to a report from the City Council, there were about 1.5 million visitors per day + 83% of them were from the DFW area. 💸 (Community Impact)
The Fort Worth Public Library is hosting a series of free concerts from the 2022 Cliburn Competitors. From Fri., May 27-Tues., May 31, nine competitors will showcase their talents, answer questions + share their journeys as pianists. Grab your tickets for the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 🎹
Anne Hendricks Bass’ art collection was sold at auction for $363 million. The late Fort Worth philanthropist and investor had a dozen pieces of art — including Monet, Rothko, and Degas — in her collection with each selling for about $30 million. 🖼️ (Fort Worth CultureMap)
Summer is just around the corner + Tarrant County College is offering its College for Kids (CFK) youth camps. Programs are three weeks long and include courses in acting, financial literacy, engineering + arts and crafts. CFK is designed for kids in grades three through eight and is offered at five TCC campuses. 📚
ICYMI: Good Morning America went live from the Stockyards yesterday morning. ABC News’ Amy Robach rode a longhorn as she welcomed people to watch the cattle drive. She also put her dancing boots on to learn how to line dance at Billy Bob’s Texas. Watch it all unfold. 🎬
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Weekends are for racing, and now drinking, at the Texas Motor Speedway. The speedway is adding 7,000-sqft of space to the main concourse, including three open-air bars, a Belly-Up Bar + TVs. The project will be unveiled and open for business during a NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader on Sept. 24 + 25.
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Editor's pick: The winner of the PBR World Finals will be crowned this weekend + baby elephant Brazos from the Fort Worth Zoo has already made his predictions on who will take home the $1 million grand prize. Check out the adorable video.
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