We accept the following items at no charge from anyone regardless of residency. Please rinse items which have contained food or drink.
• Plastics #1 - #7, all colors. We cannot accept Styrofoam.
• Glass bottles and jars, clear, brown, blue and green.
• Metal, including steel or “tin” cans, aluminum cans, and aluminum pie plates.
• Paper, such as magazines, phone books, cardboard, junk mail, printer paper, envelopes with windows and stapled paper.
• Cooking oil (liquid only, please no solid grease)
• Household batteries
Please no Styrofoam, window glass, or plastic wrap.
Waco residents, with proof of residency, can recycle used electronics, including televisions and computers, scrap tires off the rims (up to 4 per month), latex paint, brush, used oil and antifreeze, and appliances, including those with Freon. There will be a fee for tires and appliances with Freon.
2021 44th Street, between Cobbs Dr. and Trice Ave., behind the Lake Air ballfields
Open Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
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 seven years of life remaining.
Solid Waste ordinances in Waco: click here for helpful information for Waco residents!
Guidelines for using residential carts are found here.
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
Remember: Recycle and yard waste pick-up is every other week.
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 40,000 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.