Cobbs Convenience Center (Recycling)

For convenient recyclables and waste drop-off in Waco, visit Cobbs Recycling Center! 

2021 N. 44th Street in Waco
Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(254) 751-8536

Holiday Closure

Labor Day: Monday, September 5th, Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. Normal hours of operation will begin on Tuesday, September 6th.  

Due to high contamination, please have your items separated by material description prior to your visit.  

Items accepted (regardless of residency)

  •  #1 & #2 PLASTICS ONLY!  Look for the recycling symbol usually located on the bottom of the container.
  • Glass Bottles: clear, brown, blue, and green. (Windows, coffee table glass, and dishes are not acceptable)
  • NEW!! #6 Styrofoam (rinsed, dry, and naked) Please remove any tape, padding, and stapples 
  • 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

Items accepted (Waco Residents with PROOF OF RESIDENCY)

Bring your Waco Water Bill that is within 30 days of its due date, includes a Waco residential service address with trash service. *Drivers license must match. 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 $16.10/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 $16.10/month. 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. 
  • 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 resident for recycling at no charge. E-Waste is not counted as bulky. 

Guidelines for BRUSH & 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.
  • 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.

Items NOT accepted:

  • Industrial or Commercial/Business Waste
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Household hazardous waste (chemicals)
  • Leaking equipment
  • Speakers in wooden cabinets
  • “Scrapped out” televisions or electronics
  • Plastic Bags of all sorts (grocery, newspaper, ziplock)
  • Ink Cartridges (Office Depot accepts cartridges and will provide customers with rewards!)

Questions? Contact Us

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Or call (254) 751-8536 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.