Brush Pick-Up

Brush Pile Guidelines (Residential Curbside)


  • Residents are allowed one brush pile pick-up approximately twice a month with their green carts on green weeks
  • 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.
  • Do not tie your limbs. 
  • LEAVES: 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

  •  Piles (larger than 4'x4'x4', larger than 3" in diameter, stumps) must be hauled to the landfill. 
  • 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.
  • 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, not leave it at a resident’s curbside, and haul to a registered or permitted site for disposal or composting/mulching.
  • 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 Ecofriendly Options


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)