The City of Waco operates a Type I Municipal Solid Waste landfill that receives over 260,000 tons of waste per year for disposal.

Note: A full size ¾ or 1 ton pickup can hold 2-3 cubic yards of garbage, slightly rounded, weighing about 500 lbs.  So that means the landfill accepts over 1 million pick-up truck loads per year!  More than 50% of waste is generated from businesses.

Hours and telephone number:

Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

(Closed Sunday)



11400 Old McGregor Rd. (Map)

Take Highway 84 west toward McGregor. Turn left at the Wickson Road exit. Bear right & follow the landfill signs.

Tipping Fees:

Residential waste generated:

Inside McLennan County   $30.08/ton                                         

Outside McLennan County  $37.11/ton  

Only Waco Residents:

  • Residents may self-haul to the landfill twice per month and dispose of up to 2,000 pounds free of charge.
  • Residents must provide proof of City residency by presenting their current City of Waco water utility bill (showing residential garbage service) and driver’s license with a matching address. No photo copies or delinquent bills will be accepted.
  • Amounts in excess of 2,000 pounds and/or after the second trip in a month, may be disposed of based on the standard disposal fee. Payment must be made at the time of disposal.
  • All loads that are not secured and/or covered will incur a $15 fee.

Waste that cannot be accepted at the Landfill:

  • Paint, liquid waste, etc.
  • NiCd, lithium, lead acid batteries
  • Used motor oil, oil filters
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Untreated Medical wastes
  • Ammunition, explosives
  • Items containing Freon (can be accepted with Freon removal fee of $15.00 each; see information below)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (can be recycled during Household Hazardous Waste Day)

Scrap Tire Disposal Options:


Anyone may bring personal scrap tires to the Landfill for a fee of $3.00 per tire (14”, and 15”) and $5.50 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 Waco residency.

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 registered with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

FREON containing Appliances

 Any resident can 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 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. Please 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