Cobbs Recycling Center

Public Access

Anyone can bring in household recyclables, regardless of residency, for free!

*Please have your items separated by material type*

  • #1 plastic drink bottles- #2 hard plastic containers, all colors.
  • Glass Bottles: clear, brown, blue and green. (windows, coffee table glass, and dishes are not acceptable)
  • Metal, including steel or "tin" cans, aluminum cans.
  • Paper, such as magazines, phone books, cardboard, junk mail, printer paper, envelopes with windows and stapled paper. We cannot accept food contaminated cardboard, such as paper plates and take-out pizza boxes
  • Cooking oil (liquid only, please no solid grease)
  • Household batteries and "curly" light bulbs
  • Packing Styrofoam ONLY!
  • Goodwill Express: View Acceptable Items here!
  • New! Electronic Waste
    • Computers (Desktops & Laptops),
    • Computer Accessories/ Computer Monitors
    • Printers ONLY - Ink & Ink cartridges can be taken to Office Depot to be recycled
    • 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
    • E-cigarettes & Vape Pens

Residential Access

Residential Access requires a copy of your Waco Water Bill that is within 30 days of its due date and includes a Waco residential service address with trash service. Residents with e-billing: printed Waco utility bill within 30 days of its due date showing the Waco residential service address and Waco residential trash service charge of $19.11/month. Phone displaying the Waco utility bill within 30 days of its due date showing the Waco residential service address and Waco residential trash service charge of $19.11/month. *Drivers license must match the service address to receive residentials services.

  • 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.
  • 4 trips of bulky and brush waste. Bulky and brush may not exceed eight (8) cubic yards per visit. That is about a full-sized pick-up truckload. Brush and bulky piles larger than a full-sized pick-up truckload (8 cubic yards) must go to another disposal location, such as the City of Waco Landfill. Waco residents must provide proof of residency to dispose of brush and bulky waste. Visits will be tracked. State law requires that loose loads must be tarped. Because of liability concerns, we cannot help unload. Please bring helpers with you if needed. BULKY & BRUSH BAYS close at 4:45pm each day to allow staff to sweep the area prior to closing.
  • 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 fee per appliance. Appliances are recycled and not counted as bulky waste.
  • 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. $3.50/tire for 15” or smaller; $6.00/tire for 20” or smaller. Fees will be applied to utility bill. All tires must be off the rims for disposal. Most local tire shops will remove the tire from the rim for a fee. Tires are recycled and not counted as bulky waste.

Unacceptable Items

  • Remodeling or Construction Debris
  • Industrial or Commercial/Business Waste
  • Propane cylinders
  • Old gasoline
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Household hazardous waste (chemicals)
  • Leaking equipment
  • Speakers in wooden cabinets
  • “Scrapped out” televisions or electronics
  • Plastic bags of all kinds (grocery, newspaper, ziplock)
  • Food Waste or Household Garbage

HEB, Walmart, Lowes, Target & Kohls locations will take the following:

  • Shopping bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper bags