This study was undertaken for the possibility of application of pre-grown pellets for biotechnological treatment of dyes and textile industry waste waters. Mycelial pellets of five different white rot fungi were tested for their dye decolorization activity. The pellets of Funalia trogii, Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Trametes versicolor were determined as the most effective ones. The decolorization ability of viable pellets was compared with the decolorization (adsorption) ability of dead pellets during repeated batch studies. Astrazon Black dye was decolorized effectively, about 90%, by viable pellets of all fungi during the first use. Viable F. trogii pellets were found as the most effective pellets. Upon pellet treatment not only a high decolorization but also reduced toxicity (antimicrobial activity) of the Astrazon Black dye was recorded. This type of decolorization activity with commercial or crude laccase was partially observed. Growing cells of F. trogii in batch system showed lower efficiency in color removal of mixed dyes compared to the pre-grown pellets in repeated batch system. The results in this study showed that mycelial pellets could effectively be used as an alternative to traditional physicochemical processes.