News & Updates

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 30th - Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 30th, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Waco Police Department, 3115 Pine Avenue. See all area locations.

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, May 7th - 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the cities of Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena, Waco and Woodway will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event at 501 Schroeder Drive.

Residents from the five cities may bring unwanted household chemicals, small electronics, batteries and fluorescent bulbs and CFLs, up to 10 tires off the rims, oil and paint to the collection site for proper disposal or recycling.


Residents may bring unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal. Residents must bring a driver’s license and water bill from their city of residence.

Please, kindly be prepared to wait in line.

Only for residents of Waco, Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena, and Woodway.

For more Information: Please call (254) 299-2612.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Free Rainwater Harvesting Workshop - Learn from local experts about how to use rainwater in your landscape and how to construct your own rain barrel. The mini-class will provide attendees with an overview and basic skills needed to install your own Rain Barrel and learn about the importance of Water Conservation.

**At the end of the class there will be give-away drawings for two rain barrels with converter kits**

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Home Depot, 5605 W. Waco Drive

Be Aware of the Upcoming Trash Collection Holiday

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day.
The Solid Waste Offices, the Landfill and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed.

Monday’s trash will be collected on Wednesday, June 1st.

Full schedule here

Watch our PSA about recycling!
(featuring 'Tru' with Waco Agility Group!)

Helpful Ordinance Info

Summary of solid waste ordinances in Waco: click here for helpful information for Waco residents!

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
Cobbs Recycling Center: (254) 751-8536
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

Recycling and Holiday Trash Pick Up

During city recognized holidays, your normal trash and recycling collection day may change.

•Holiday on Monday, trash collection on Wednesday.
•Holiday on Tuesday, trash collection on Wednesday.
•Holiday on Thursday, trash collection slides on Wednesday, one day earlier.
•Holiday on Friday, trash collection on Wednesday, two days earlier.

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.