Garbage Service

District Clean-Ups

District Maps

  • District 3: Saturday, November 12, 2022
  • District 4: Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • District 5: Saturday, January 23, 2023
  • District 2: Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • District 1: Saturday, March 11, 2023 

About Service

  • We provide residential curbside garbage pickup once weekly of the gray, 95-gallon waste cart.
  • We also offer a weekly collection of recycling in the blue carts and yard waste in the green carts.
  • All weekly collections take place on the same day.


Curbside Cart

Garbage pick up requirements

  • All garbage must be bagged & tied within the gray cart and lid must be completely closed.
  • Overstuffed carts will not be picked up.
  • Bags left outside the cart will not be picked up.
  • Place cart so handle faces your house, and the serial number faces the street.
  • Place cart at curb or edge of the street; carts must be 5 feet from obstructions and 3 feet apart.
  • Collections take place Monday to Friday.
  • Missed pickup? Garbage, recycling, and yard waste missed collections must be reported within 24 hours after your pickup day. To report a missed collection, fill out our missed collection form or contact Customer Service.

Cart Best Practices

Pickup/retrieve cart schedules for your day of service

  • Cart must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day.
  • You may set out your cart after 6 p.m. the night before your pickup day.
  • Retrieve the cart from the curb by midnight on your pickup day.

Storage of grey waste carts

  • Per city ordinance, residents must store carts on their property within 5 feet of the home.
  • Carts must be out of view of the public roadway. 

Apartments & multi-unit housing

  • Accounts are provided 95 gallons of disposal space per unit at $17.70, collected once per week.
  • Number of units decides the size of dumpster provided.
  • Bulky Items such as furniture must be placed in a designated area to be serviced weekly by request only.
  • Items cannot exceed 20 cubic yards.
  • Please contact customer service for more information. 

Commercial Services

  • Dumpsters for commercial use or residents of multi-tenant properties provided based on service.
  • Multiple services available for needs and budget.
  • Business may also benefit from recycling through reduced disposal costs, increased operational efficiency, and increased employee awareness of recycling.
  • Call (254) 299-2612 to discuss your needs with customer service.

Solid Waste

Requirements

  • All trash must go inside the dumpster
  • Do not pile garbage on top or around the dumpster;
  • No items placed on the concrete pad inside the enclosure, or items leaning against the outside.
  • Extra items outside of the dumpster not be picked up.
  • Do not block enclosure.
  • When discarding large empty boxes, please break your boxes down flat to allow for more room in the dumpster.
  • Do not force items into dumpster.

Unacceptable Items

  • Concrete, rocks or dirt
  • Refrigerators, freezers, or anything containing Freon
  • Tires, toxic materials, or large amounts of liquids
  • Explosives or ammunition

Bulky Items

  • Large items (such as furniture) can be disposed of for free at Cobbs Convenience Center or the Landfill.
  • Required for disposal is a Waco water utility bill with residential trash service and a matching driver’s license.
  • Bulky items may also be disposed of through your trash service.
  • Please call (254) 299-2612 as there may be an extra charge.

Billing & Fees

Residential Carts

  • All monthly service fee for Waco residents (with curbside cart collection) start at $17.70. 
  • Fee includes: 1 (95-gallon) trash cart, up to 2 (95-gallon) blue recycling carts and up to 2 (95-gallon) green yard waste carts.
  • Weekly collections and alternating every-other-week blue recycling cart and green yard waste cart collection are provided.

Additional Cart(s)

  • Can be requested at $8 each per month.

Special Services

Missed & Extra Service   ($10 tax) $10.83 
Large Bulky Waste 7 cubic yards  ($35 tax) $37.89
Large Bulky Waste 8 -15 cu. yds  ($75 tax) $81.19
Large Bulky Waste 16- 30 cu. yds  ($150 tax) $162.38
Small animal 35 lbs or less  ($45 tax) $48.71
Medium animal 36 -75 lbs   ($75 tax) $81.19
Large animal 75 lbs and over  ($150 tax) $162.38
Walk up fee per trip (items not at curb)  ($45 tax) $48.71

Penalties ($20 per event)

  • We will contact the customer, send a written warning letter with educational information, and waive the fee for the first time occurrence.

Examples include:

  • Carts left at curb
  • Unbagged trash in carts
  • Use of non-city carts
  • Overfilled or carts
  • Waste outside of cart

Commercial Container Collection

Size & Frequency     1X/WK   2X/WK   3X/WK   4X/WK   5X/WK   6X/WK
3yd Fee  $92.12      $147.00       $208.18      $270.27    $332.36      $481.25
Shared Fee   $49.45  $74.77  $104.10  $135.14  $166.19  $240.63
4yd Fee  $106.38  $171.27  $242.54  $314.87

 $387.21

 $527.15 
Shared Fee   $53.20  $85.63  $121.28  $157.45  $193.61  $263.58
6yd Fee  $143.08 $230.36  $326.23  $423.53  $520.82  $710.18
Shared Fee   $71.55   $115.18  $163.13  $211.77  $260.42  $355.10
8yd Fee  $174.90  $281.59  $398.76  $517.71  $636.64  $866.74
Shared Fee  $87.45  $140.79  $199.39  $258.85  $318.32  $433.38
10yd Fee  $219.08  $352.71  $499.49  $648.45  $837.30  $1,086.87
Shared Fee  $109.54  $176.35  $249.75  $324.23  $418.66  $543.43
6yd Compactor Fee      $227.91  $326.22  $426.28  $526.69  $626.06  $688.97
Shared Fee  $113.95  $163.10  $213.14  $263.35  $313.04  $344.48

Extra Service Fee per container: $83.74

Commercial Cart Collection

Quantity & Size  1X/WK   2X/WK 
 1   95-gallon cart  $21.71  $40.14
 2  95-gallon carts  $36.72  $64.53

Extra service Fee:  $10.00 per cart

Commercial Curbside Bulky Waste Collection

Minimum Fee of $150.00 per load.