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.
Take Highway 84 west toward McGregor. Turn left at the Wickson Road exit. Bear right & follow the landfill signs.
Residential waste generated:
Inside McLennan County $28.65/ton*
Outside McLennan County $35.34/ton*
*Landfill customer disposal rates will increase at Waco’s Landfill to offset rising costs of landfill operation and maintenance beginning October 1, 2016. Landfill disposal rates for in-county waste will increase to $30.08 per ton. Rates for out-of-county waste will increase to $37.11 per ton. In addition, rates for scrap tires will increase by $.50 each to $3.00 per tire for 15”/smaller and $5.50 per tire for 20”/smaller tires.
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. Rates for scrap tires will increase by $.50 each to $3.00 per tire for 15”/smaller and $5.50 per tire for 20”/smaller tires on October 1, 2016.
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).
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