PUBLIC WORKS - SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES

Residential Services

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Changes in Solid Waste Fees

Waco residents will see an increase on their Utility bill after October 1 after city council discussion and approval of new solid waste fees.
Waco residents will see an increase of $1.90 per month for trash, recycling and yard waste collection. Residents will see the increase on their November bill with the monthly rate increasing from $14.20 to $16.10. Also effective October 1, Waco residents are allowed 1 or 2 yard waste carts without an additional charge. This change accommodates those with large yards and large amounts of leaves.The residential services provided to single-family households in Waco includes once-per-week trash collection, every-other-week blue recycling cart collection and every-other week green yard waste collection. For the monthly fee, Waco residents are allowed 1- 95 gallon trash cart, 1 or 2 - 95 gallon blue recycling carts and 1 or 2 - 95 gallon green yard waste carts (after October 1).
If you have any questions or would like to request a blue or green cart, please contact Waco Solid Waste at 254 299-2612.  If you have questions regarding your residential services and monthly rate, please inquire at annad@wacotx.gov 

Seasonal Information

DEA NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10 AM until 2 PM

On October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. area police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to properly dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Doing this can also prevent pill abuse and theft.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Waco Police Department at 3115 Pine Avenue. There will be a mailbox shaped dispenser near the front door.

The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Brush at Residential Curbside

  • Brush pile must be manageable, approximately 4’ x 4’ x 5’.
  • Branches should be cut to no longer than 5 feet long.
  • Set out brush no later than 7 a.m. on your trash day during “green weeks”.
  • Do not place brush piles on top of water meters, in front of parked cars, near fences or mailboxes, beneath overhead wires or low-hanging tree limbs.
  • Please call Solid Waste Customer Service at (254) 299-2612 to request collection of  brush piles or to arrange for collection of waste or brush from commercial sources (i.e., contractors and businesses), from tenant evictions, or vacant lots. Fees may be apply to collection of these materials.
  • Brush can also be hauled by residents to the Cobbs Citizen Convenience Center or Waco Landfill with a Waco residential water bill and proof of residency.

Automated Trash Collection (Grey Carts)

Residents with residential trash service must use a wheeled grey cart provided by the city for household trash. A second cart is available for an additional $4 per month.

  • All of your trash must be inside the cart, with lid closed, and placed at the edge of the street before 8 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Place the cart with arrows on the lid towards the street, with wheels of the container at the edge of street or at curbside. The cart handle should be closest to the curb.
  • Please keep a 5 foot distance between all carts or items to be serviced and any obstacles, such as parked vehicles, mailboxes, utility meters, overhanging trees or power lines.
  • Return the cart to its storage area (garage, utility room, or the back yard) before the next morning.
  • Brush and Bulky waste collection is available at no extra charge on a call-in basis with some limitations. You must call (254) 299-2612 to request service.
  • Please leave all carts at the residence if you move to a different location. Carts are City of Waco property.

Cart Information (Grey, Blue & Green Carts) & Bulky Waste

Questions? Please call (254) 299-2612
Para informacion en Espanol: (254) 299-2612