SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES

Solid Waste Services

Solid Waste Operation Center
501 Schroeder Drive
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information

Customer Service: (254) 299-2612
Landfill: (254) 299-2620
To Report Illegal Dumping: (254) 299-2611
Email: solidwasteinfo@wacotx.gov or submit a Contact Form
NEW! Text your questions or concerns to: (254) 640-3336

Latest News and UPDATES!

SHRED DAY: April 22nd, 9am-1pm, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, residents of the city of Waco and all Waco Chamber members are invited to drop off items for shredding on Friday, April 22nd from 9am-1pm at 3rd & Franklin in front of the Chamber building. Items accepted include paper, confidential documents, cardboard, cell phones, thumb drives, floppy disks, and compact disks. Join the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, H.O.T. Shred, and City of Waco to do our part to save the planet by #ReduceReuseRecycle

Landfill Tipping fees: Effective February 21st, 2022

  • Municipal Solid Waste (McLennan County) is $45.00/ton
  • Municipal Solid Waste (Outside of McLennan) is $55.00/ton

MSW is defined as everyday items that you discard such as: Brush, Clothes, Furniture, Appliances (non freon), Food Scraps, Paper, Cardboard, Packaging, Bottles, Cans, Toys, and general household wastes.

ALL Construction and Demolition Waste is $55.00/ton

C/D waste is defined as steel, wood products, drywall, gypsum board, plaster, brick, concrete, asphalt shingles, glass, windows, doors, pipes, landscape timbers, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, plastics, rubber, etc.

A $10.00 minimum fee to all users (except water bills) will be in effect. Anything over $10.00 will be charged $2.25 per 100 lbs. for MSW.
Out of County and C/D wastes will be charged $2.75 per 100 lbs. over the $10.00 minimum.

Cobbs Recycling Center DOES NOT take plastic bags of any kind. Look for the bins as soon as you enter the premises of  HEB, Walmart, Lowes, Target & Kohls locations.The following is accepted:

  • Shopping Bags
  • Produce Bags
  • Bread Bags
  • Product Overwrap Film
  • Dry Cleaning Bags
  • Newspaper Bags

Upcoming Waste Holiday

Monday, May 30th is a FEDERAL HOLIDAY. Solid Waste Operation Center & Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. The Landfill will be closed to the public but open to FRANCHISE HAULERS ONLY. Monday's blue and gray cart waste collection will be Wednesday, June 1st. We will send out reminders and alerts through our Waco Curbside APP for MONDAY routes! 

Monday, June 20th is recognized as a FEDERAL HOLIDAY. Solid Waste Operation Center & Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. The Landfill will be closed to the public but open to FRANCHISE HAULERS ONLY. Monday's green and gray cart waste collection will be Wednesday, June 22nd. We will send out reminders and alerts through our Waco Curbside APP for MONDAY routes! 

Download the Waco Curbside app for reminders and tips!
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Educational Tours

Educational tours of Cobbs Recycling Center and the Landfill are back! We also offer on-site educational classes to campuses, organizations and business for all ages! Call (254) 299-2606 or email ashleym@wacotx.gov to schedule your class or tour today. 

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About Us

Waco Solid Waste Services provides environmentally sound and cost effective waste management services in the form of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional garbage collection and disposal that are essential for our clean and healthy community.  These services are provided to approximately 40,000 residential and 4,600 commercial customers.

A city-owned and operated 237-acre landfill is managed for the end disposal of wastes originating in Waco and surrounding region. Waco Solid Waste Services is a self-supporting entity that is not funded by city tax dollars. Funds for the department come from solid waste service fees paid by customers.