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Holiday Trash Pick-Up Reminders

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 – Christmas Eve observed

The Solid Waste and Water Offices will be closed. The Cobbs Recycling Center and Landfill will be open normal business hours. Friday’s trash will be collected on Wednesday, December 21st. .

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve

The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. The Landfill will be open normal business hours.

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 – Christmas Day observed

The Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. The Landfill will be closed to the public but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30 p.m. Monday’s trash will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 28th

Full schedule here; 2017 schedule here.

City of Waco Leaders Plan for a new Landfill

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

The Solid Waste Department provides environmentally sound and cost effective waste management services in the form of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional garbage collection and disposal that are an essential need of the community.  These services are provided to approximately 36,000 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. The department is a self-supporting entity that is not funded by city tax dollars. Funds for the department come from Solid Waste service fees.