PUBLIC WORKS - SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES

Residential Services

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Solid Waste Fees

Waco residents with curbside cart collection pay a monthly rate of $16.10 for trash, recycling and yard waste collection. Also effective October 1, 2019 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 with cart service 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.
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 - see the Waco Solid Waste Calendar

Brush at Residential Curbside

  • Brush pile must be manageable and no larger than 4’ x 4’ x 4’.
  • One brush pile will be collected during green weeks.
  • Branches should be cut to no longer than 4 feet long; branches should not be larger than 3" in diameter.
  • Brush resulting from operations by a commercial landscaping company or tree service will not be collected.
  • Logs and tree stumps will not be collected.
  • 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.
  • 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. Trips limited to four per calndar year.

Other Yard Waste 

  • No more than 20 yard waste bags (paper only) may be placed out for collection on your trash collection day during green weeks.
  • Paper yard waste bags are available at local retailers such as Lowe's, Home Depot, HEB, Ace Hardware, Amazon and Wal-Mart. 
  • Only yard waste generated by yard maintenance performed by persons occupying said property should be placed in a green yard waste cart or yard waste bag.
  • One or two yard waste carts may be palced at curbside during green weeks. Unbagged leaves, grass clippings and small twigs can be placed in yard waste carts.

Other options:
• Putting leaves and clippings in 1 or 2 City of Waco green yard waste carts at your curbside during green weeks. 
• Backyard composting – learn about composting at home  and follow this quick guide.
• “Don’t bag it” lawn care during which grass clippings are left on the lawn. You can learn more about the “don’t bag it” program here.

Automated Trash Collection (Grey Carts)

Residents with residential curbside 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 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • All of your trash must be bagged, with the bags securely tied.
  • 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