SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES

Brush Pick-Up

Green Cart Information, Yard Waste (Green, Blue & Grey)

Serviced the same day as your trash pick-up day during "green weeks". See our calendar here.

To request delivery of a blue or green cart, please complete this form.

Brush Pile Guidelines (Residential Curbside)

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  • Residents are allowed one brush pile pick-up approximately twice a month with their green carts on green weeks. *Please one brush pile per pick up day.
  • One brush pile no larger than 4’x 4’x 4’ will be picked up on green weeks.
  • Residents do not need to call to request brush collection.
  • *Only ONE brush pile, 4' x 4' x 4', will be collected on green weeks.
  • Larger piles WILL NOT be collected.
  • Please no limbs larger than 3” in diameter.
  • Up to 20 yard waste bags (paper) can also be placed at the curb with your brush pile if needed. (Paper only, please.)
    *They can be found at retailers like Lowe's, Home Depot, HEB, Ace Hardware, Amazon and Wal-Mart.
  • Please do not place your brush over your water meter on in the street.
  • Brush at curbside should only include brush generated by residents at that address.

Large Brush Pile Options (larger than 4'x4'x4', larger than 3" in diameter, stumps)

  • Piles must be hauled to the landfill. Large piles and large branches or logs/stumps will not be collected at curbside. 
  • Citizens are allowed four free trips to the landfill and four free trips to the Cobbs Convenience Center each calendar year to dispose of brush
  • and bulky waste. (City of Waco utility bill and photo ID with matching address required.)
  • Additional curbside collections will occur when the City hosts Council District Cleanup Days, typically once a year. (Postcards will be sent.)
  • In the event of major storm damage the mayor can declare an emergency and identify additional clean-up days/areas needed. Storm damaged trees can be placed at curbside by residents (not commercial tree companies) at no extra charge during this time.
  • Commercial landscaping and tree companies must haul their brush off and not leave it at a resident’s curbside.
  • Companies interested in providing brush hauling and/or tree work can submit their information to be included in a list the City is providing.
    (Note: The City of Waco does not recommend, endorse, pay, or receive anything from vendors listed.)
  • Local contractors (lawn/landscaping) list.

Submit your lawn/landscaping company to be included in the list provided by the City here

Grass clippings & leaves

bagged leaves at curbside   

  • Must be placed in paper bags (not plastic) for collection or placed in the City of Waco green yard waste cart. Paper bags can easily be mulched.
  • Bags can also go at the curb during green weeks.
  • Plastic bags will be the responsibility of the resident.
  • Paper yard waste bags are available for purchase at retail stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, WalMart). Please, no more than 20 bags at a time.
  • Do not put any other trash in the same paper bag or yard waste cart.

Other options

Limbs

  • Must be no longer than four (4) feet and no larger than three (3) inches in diameter.
  • Larger limbs will not be collected.
  • Should not be tied.
  • Small limbs may be placed in the yard waste cart for collection.

PLEASE NOTE:

Logs and Tree stumps will not be collected. Companies for hire must remove residential brush from the property and haul to a registered or permitted site for disposal or composting/mulching.

Locations for brush drop-off:

Cobbs Recycling Center
2021 N.44th Street, between Cobbs Dr. and Trice Ave.
(254) 751-8536

City of Waco Landfill
1624 Hannah Hill Rd
(254) 299-2620

Waco Curbside Brush Pick-Up PSA

Informational Video (English)

Informational Video (Spanish)

Helpful Links:

Recycling main page
Apartment Complexes and Multi-Unit Housing
City of Waco’s Drop-off Recycling Center (Cobb's)
Commercial Recycling
Brush Pick Up (Curbside)