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: or submit a Contact Form
NEW! Text your questions or concerns to: (254) 640-3336

Latest News and UPDATES!

Cobbs Recycling Center DOES NOT take plastic bags of any kind. HEB, Walmart, Lowes, Target & Kohls locations will take the following:

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

Look for the bins as soon as you enter the premises!

Live Christmas Trees

For residents that live inside the city limits, you have the option to place the LIVE tree at the curb during green weeks throughout the month of January. If you wish to discard immediately, residents have the option to take it to Cobbs Recycling Center as well. 

District Cleanups

We will collect bulky waste, brush, and extra waste (no matter the size) from resident’s curbside in each District ONLY on their select Saturday beginning at 7 AM. This event is for residential customers only.

Guidelines for setting materials at residential curbside are:

  • No scrap tires
  • No items containing Freon (such as freezers, refrigerators, or air conditioners).
  • No liquids (such as paint or pool chemicals).
  • No construction materials (such as fencing, bricks, tiles, roofing materials like shingles, rock, sand, or dirt).
  • No tree stumps.
  • No pressurized tanks.
  • No medical or hazardous waste.

Please separate brush piles from trash piles. Waste will not be collected from vacant lots, from yards, or driveways. Please do not park vehicles in front of or within 6 feet of piles.

Download our Waco Curbside APP and get reminders! (available for android & apple users).

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 to schedule your class or tour today. 

Quick Links: Guidelines, Reports & Requests

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.