We accept the following items regardless of residency. Please rinse items which have contained food or drink.

  • Plastics #1 - #7, all colors. We cannot accept Styrofoam.
  • Glass, 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 and CDs/DVDs

PLEASE NO: Garbage, binder clips or pizza boxes, aluminum foil, or Styrofoam or plastic bags

The following items require proof of City of Waco residency. Residents will be required to sign an authorization form if fees apply.

  • Used motor oil, antifreeze and oil filters up to 5 gallons per month.
  • Latex paint (up to 5 gallons per month). Must be useable with a readable label. Please no rusted cans. Dried paint can be put in the trash.
  • Bulky items such as furniture can be brought by City of Waco residents a maximum of two times a month at no extra charge.
  • Refrigerators and other appliances containing Freon must have a label or tag indicating that the refrigerant has been removed by a certified technician. We can remove the refrigerant for a $15.00 fee per appliance.
  • Tires: A maximum of four tires, off the rim, can be recycled per visit. Size Limit: 20”, no commercial or industrial tires. Fees vary with size. $2.50/tire for 15” or smaller; $5/tire for 20” or smaller. Fees will be applied to utility bill. FEE INCREASE effective on 10/1/2016: $3.00/tire for 15” or smaller; $5.50/tire for 20” or smaller.All tires must be off the rims for disposal. Most local tire shops will remove the tire from the rim for a fee. 
  • E-Waste: Computers, televisions, and other electronic waste can be brought by City of Waco residents at no charge.

Electronics you may drop off for recycling:

  • Computers (Desktops & Laptops)
  • Printers (ink or toner)
  • Computer Accessories/ Computer Monitors
  • Televisions/ Microwave Ovens (Non PCB)
  • Copiers/ Fax Machines/ Typewriters
  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones & Chargers
  • GPS Units
  • Pagers/ PDA's/ Tablets/ Answering Machines
  • Radios/ Boom boxes/ CD Players/ MP3 Players
  • Scanners
  • Storage Devices
  • Audio Equipment/ Video Equipment/ Communications Equipment
  • Circuit Boards
  • Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips
  • Small home appliances
  • Anything else with a circuit board or a cord!

These items will NOT be accepted:

  • Industrial or Commercial Business Waste
  • Propane Cylinders of Any Kind or Compressed Gasses
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Business Waste
  • Household hazardous waste (chemicals)
  • Leaking equipment
  • Speakers in wooden cabinets
  • “Scrapped out” televisions or electronics

Cobbs Citizen Convenience Center

(also known as Cobbs Recycling Center)
2021 N. 44th Street (between Cobbs Drive and Trice Avenue)

Open Tuesday- Saturday 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM; closed Sunday and Monday and city holidays.

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Cobbs is a convenient drop-off location operated by Solid Waste Services for many waste and recycling services.  Some services are limited to City of Waco residents with proof of residency. Proof of residency is a Waco water utility bill with residential garbage service and a driver's license with a matching address. Addresses must match.

To learn more about the Cobbs Recycling Center, view this informative video. Call (254) 751-8536 or (254) 299-2612 for more information.

Brush and Bulky Waste Guidelines:

Cobbs Citizens Convenience Center accepts bulky waste from City of Waco residents. Please bring proof of City of Waco residency. Also, please note: Bulky Waste is not recycled! It goes directly to the Landfill. Please consider donating usable items to a local charitable organization.

The following guidelines apply to brush and bulky waste drop-offs:

  • Two drop-offs are permitted per month. Trailer loads longer than 14 feet are counted as two loads.
  • Proof of Waco residency is required. A Waco water utility bill with residential garbage service and a driver's license with a matching address is required. Addresses must match.
  • State law requires that loose loads must be tarped.
  • Because of liability concerns, we cannot help unload. Please bring helpers with you if you think you will need them.
  • We cannot accept construction materials (such as drywall, concrete, bricks or asphalt shingles), household chemicals, or compressed cylinders.

Don't see what you'd like to recycle or dispose of listed here?

Click HERE to ask a question or make a comment online. You can also call (254) 299-2612 Monday through Friday, 8 AM until 5 PM to ask a question. (Note: Please do not use this site for solid waste service requests -- call (254) 299-2612 to request solid waste service.) We will reply to your post as soon as possible.

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