The City of Waco operates a Type I Municipal Solid Waste landfill that receives approximately 245,000 tons of waste per year for disposal. The landfill provides disposal service to approximately 135,000 people mostly from Waco, Woodway, Hewitt, and McGregor. As of September 2013, the expected remaining life of the landfill is 12 years.
Take Highway 84 west toward McGregor. Turn left at the Wickson Road exit. Bear right & follow the landfill signs.
Residential waste generated in McLennan County $28.65/ton
Outside McLennan County $35.34/ton
Only Waco Residents:
Anyone may bring personal scrap tires to the Landfill for a fee of $2.50 per tire (14”, and 15”) and $5.00 per tire (20” or less). All tires must be off the rims for disposal. Most local tire shops will remove the tire from the rim for a fee. Any questions, contact the Landfill at 254-299-2620.
Waco Solid Waste Services conducts Scrap Tire Days for Waco residents to bring a limited number of scrap tires for recycling free of charge. Call 254-299-2612 to find out when the next scrap tire event will be held. The Cobbs Recycling Center also accepts tires from Waco residents only for a fee with proof of residency. Contact the Cobbs Recycling Center at 254 - 751-8536.
Many tire and auto repair shops will also accept scrap tires for a fee. Check with your local tire retailer or auto repair shop about dropping off your scrap auto tires.
If a business owner generates scrap tires (20” or less) and wishes to dispose of them, they can self-haul the tires to the Landfill and pay the appropriate fees. All tires must be off the rims for disposal. Most local tire shops will remove the tire from the rim for a fee. Any Questions, contact the Landfill at 254-299-2620.
If you are a business with numerous scrap tires, a registered and reputable scrap-tire dealer and transporter can serve you. All registered transporters should be listed in the TCEQ registration database. Log on to check on the registration status of a company before you do business with it.
Announcing a new service at the Waco Landfill! Any resident can now get their old, broken and unwanted appliances containing Freon gas -- including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, freezers, air conditioners and water coolers – serviced for Freon removal and recycled for a fee at the Waco landfill. The City of Waco landfill is located at 11400 Old McGregor Rd., Off of Hwy. 84 and Hannah Hill Rd. The fee for appliances containing refrigerant is $15.00 fee per appliance, even if the line has already been severed. The $ 15.00 fee is for Freon recovery, logging documentation, serial identification and proper disposal/recycling of the appliance. Payment must be made at the time of acceptance of the appliance. The appliance becomes the property of the City of Waco. Go to Waco-texas.com or call (254) 299-2612 to ask questions.
The following is a list of common small appliances that can be brought to the Waco Landfill for Freon removal and recycling:
Refrigerators and freezers designed for home use.
Room air conditioners (including window air conditioners and packaged terminal air conditioners)
Packaged terminal heat pumps
Under-the-counter ice makers
Small vending machines
Drinking water coolers