On April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. area police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to properly dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Doing this can also prevent pill abuse and theft. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. In addition, Americans are advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash— can pose potential safety, environmental and health hazards. Exact locations of drop-off centers are on this flyer.
New this year are two drive-by locations: Fire Station #1 located at 100 Peach Street Waco, TX 76704 and Waco-McLennan County Health District at 225 W. Waco Dive. Both drive-by locations will have a peace officer present in the parking area to receive your items.
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
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Landfill: (254) 299-2620
To Report Illegal Dumping: (254) 299-2611
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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.