SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES

Cobbs Convenience Center (Recycling)

(also known as Cobbs Recycling Center)
2021 N. 44th Street
Tues- Sat 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Sun, Mon & city holidays)

Items accepted (regardless of residency)

Please rinse items which have contained food or drink.

  • Plastic bottles and jars #1 and #2, all colors. We cannot accept Styrofoam, plastic cups, thin plastic fruit containers (like for strawberries).
  • Glass, clear, brown, blue and green.
  • Metal, including steel or "tin" cans, aluminum cans, and aluminum pie plates.
  • 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

PLEASE NO: Garbage, take-out food boxes, aluminum foil, hardback or hardcover books, or Styrofoam. 

Items accepted (residents only)

Waco residents will be required to sign an authorization form if fees apply.

  • 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.
  • Waco residents may make up to four (4) visits per calendar year at the Cobbs Drive citizens’ collection station.  Visits will be tracked.
  • NEW - Deposits of brush and bulky waste may not exceed eight (8) cubic yards per visit. That is about a full-sized pick-up truckload.
  • NEW - 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.
  • Household recycling drop-off at the Cobbs Drive center is not limited
  • Bulky items include furniture, rugs, and items that do not fit in the garbage cart. 
  • 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. $3.00/tire for 15” or smaller; $5.50/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.
  • E-Waste: Computers, televisions, and other unwanted electronics can be brought by City of Waco residents for recycling at no charge. E-waste is not counted as bulky waste.

Electronics accepted from Waco residents:

  • Computers (Desktops & Laptops)
  • Printers (ink or toner)
  • Computer Accessories/ Computer Monitors
  • 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
  • Anything else with a circuit board or a cord!

Items NOT accepted:

  • Industrial or Commercial/Business Waste
  • Only small Propane Cylinders
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Household hazardous waste (chemicals)
  • Leaking equipment
  • Speakers in wooden cabinets
  • “Scrapped out” televisions or electronics

How to Use Cobbs Citizen Convenience Center:

Cobbs is a convenient drop-off location operated by Solid Waste Services for many waste and recycling services.  Some services are limited to City of Waco residents with proof of residency. Proof of Waco residency is a Waco Water Bill . The bill must be within 30 days of its due date, have a Waco residential service address and include Waco residential trash service.

  • For residents with e-billing: A printed Waco utility bill within 30 days of its due date showing the Waco residential service address and Waco residential trash service charge of $16.10/month.  
  • A 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 $16.10/month. 
  • Resident should have a driver's license with a matching address. Addresses must match.

To learn more about the Cobbs Recycling Center, view this informative video. Call (254) 751-8536 or (254) 299-2612 for more information.

Cobbs Citizens Convenience Center accepts bulky waste from City of Waco residents. Please bring proof of City of Waco residency. Also, please note: Bulky Waste is not recycled! It goes directly to the Landfill. Please consider donating usable items to a local charitable organization.

Guidelines for brush and bulky waste drop-offs:

  • Four drop-offs are permitted per calendar year for each residential address. Loads may not exceed 8 cy per visit. 8 cy is approximately a large pick-up truck load.
  • Proof of Waco residency is required. Proof of Waco residency is a Waco Water Bill . The bill must be within 30 days of its due date, have a Waco residential service address and include Waco residential trash service.
  • For residents with e-billing: A printed Waco utility bill within 30 days of its due date showing the Waco residential service address and Waco residential trash service charge of $16.10/month. 
  • A 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 $16.10/month. 
  • State law requires that loose loads must be tarped.
  • Because of liability concerns, we cannot help unload. Please bring helpers with you if needed.
  • Cobbs Center cannot accept construction materials (such as drywall, concrete, bricks or asphalt shingles), household chemicals, or compressed cylinders.

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