PUBLIC WORKS - SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES

Latest News & Info

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 23 & 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving Holiday

The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed both days. The Landfill will be closed on Thursday, and will be closed to the public on Friday but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30.

Thursday’s trash will be collected on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd; Friday’s trash will be collected on Friday as usual

Landfill Tipping Fees Increase Effective October 1

Residential Waste $31.58/ton                                                                                                                                            

Out of County Waste $38.97/ton 

Educational Presentations about solid waste, recycling and/or storm water for all ages!Presentations will be geared to the needs of the audience. Presentations for school aged children can include a hands-on activity.  Call (254) 299-2496.

Holiday Trash Pick-Up Reminders: Full schedule here; 2017 schedule here

Landfill Future Planning

The City’s Solid Waste Services Department has concluded that it needs to begin the process of building a new landfill due to the current landfill’s capacity having only about 8 years of life remaining.

Read on for details...

Watch our PSA about recycling!

(featuring 'Tru' with Waco Agility Group!)

Helpful Info

Solid Waste ordinances in Waco: click here for helpful information for Waco residents!

Guidelines for using residential carts are found here.

Guidelines for using Waco residential trash dumpsters are here and guidelines for residential recycling dumpsters are here.

Contact Information

Solid Waste Administrative Offices:
501 Schroeder Drive

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed holidays and weekends)

Customer Service (254) 299-2612
Residential Services: (254) 299-2612
Commercial Services & Sales: (254) 299-2612
Landfill: (254) 299-2620
To Report Illegal Dumping: (254) 299-2611
All other inquiries: (254) 299-2612
Para informacion en Espanol: (254) 299-2612

Solid Waste Services Brochure

Spanish Version

Other Helpful Information

About Us

Waco Solid Waste Services is part of the Public Works Department. It provides environmentally sound and cost effective waste management services in the form of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional garbage collection and disposal that are essential for our clean and healthy community.  These services are provided to approximately 37,000 residential and 4,600 commercial customers.

A city-owned and operated 237-acre landfill is managed for the end disposal of wastes originating in Waco and surrounding region. Waco Solid Waste Services is a self-supporting entity that is not funded by city tax dollars. Funds for the department come from solid waste service fees paid by customers.

More about future planning of the landfill...