The Solid Waste Collection and Solid Waste Disposal Departments are responsible for the collection and disposal of the City's trash or garbage. The City's landfill is the disposal site for all non-hazardous solid waste collected in Amarillo, disposing it through burial. The City utilizes a fully automated, containerized collection system. Only one person is needed for each truck and route where other cities typically require two or three workers per truck to collect garbage left at curbside. Labor costs alone are reduced by one-third. Use time and quantity of equipment is also minimized by utilizing this method. A better appearance of the City neighborhoods is maintained by the elimination of unsightly piles of trash, torn garbage bags, and lines of trash cans.

The Solid Waste Collection Department also operates six brush trucks and four knuckleboom trucks to collect cut brush and discarded home furnishings. Citizens planning tree trimming or disposing of large items can call the Solid Waste Collection Department to inquire when brush collection is scheduled for their area.


BRUSH/JUNK COLLECTION - The Solid Waste Collection Department operates a fixed route brush collection service in addition to the regular collection. This operation includes the collection of large or bulky items such as discarded appliances, furniture, and other junk. If planning to do tree trimmings or discarding large items, call (806)378-6813 for regularly scheduled collection.

BRUSH/TREE LIMB COLLECTION SITES - Three sites - Broadway and Hastings; Eastern and S.E. 34th; and 7500 S. Soncy are available for residents to deposit tree limbs and brush. This material is ground up to wood chips on site, free for public pickup and use. For more information, call (806)378-6813.

BULKY ITEMS - Special collection of large, bulky items can be arranged by calling (806)378-6813.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM - Annually, from Christmas to February 1, the City provides for Christmas Tree recycling. Residents may bring their trees to specific locations where the trees are mulched and free mulch is in turn provided if desired. Call (806)378-6813 for more information.

COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTION - To establish new service or to change existing service for commercial refuse collection call (806)378-6812.

GARBAGE OR TRASH COLLECTION - See "Residential Refuse Collection" or "Commercial Refuse Collection."

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISPOSAL - For information on the proper disposal of hazardous material including paint thinners, paints, and other hazardous household chemicals contact the Regional Office of Environmental Consumer Health Protection (806)797-4331 in Lubbock, Texas.

JUNK COLLECTION - See "Bulky Items" or "Brush/Junk Collection."

LANDFILL, FEES - Landfill dumping fees are based on weight of material delivered for disposal. There is no fee for residents of Amarillo discarding normal household trash or garbage from a residence in Amarillo where a sanitation charge is currently being paid. For information on other special exemptions to landfill fees, contact the Public Works Director at (806)378-3024. For information on the landfill fee schedule call (806)378-9337.

LANDFILL, ACCEPTABLE ITEMS - The City of Amarillo operates a Type I landfill. This allows the landfill to accept only non-hazardous municipal solid waste. The landfill cannot accept large quantities of household chemicals, oil based paints, motor oil, vehicle batteries, commercial chemicals or asbestos waste. For more information or specific acceptable items call (806)359-2056.

LANDFILL HOURS - See introduction under this heading.

LARGE ITEMS - See "Bulky Items."

RECYCLING - The City of Amarillo operates recycling collection centers at S.E. 27th Avenue and Hayes, and at four fire stations located throughout the City. For information on these centers call (806)378-6813. For information on private commercial Recycling Centers check the yellow pages in your phone directory. For information on recycling programs or recycling projects contact Keep Amarillo Beautiful at (806)378-9305.

Solid Waste Dept
800 S.E. 23rd Avenue
Amarillo, Tx 79101
Office Hours
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
City Landfill
The City Landfill is located five miles west of Soncy Road and two miles north of I-40 on Hill Road. Hours open to the public are: Winter (November - March) - Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer (April - October) - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
To report problems with the regular trash collection service, the brush/junk collection service, or other trash related problems call (806)378-6813.
To report a problem or damage to a dumpster or to request a dumpster call (806)378-6813.
For information on the routing of residential or commercial trash collection call (806)378-6813.
For information on the schedule of residential or commercial trash collection call (806)378-6813.
For information on where to place your residential garbage, trash, etc. call (806)378-6813.

509 S.E. Seventh Avenue   P.O. Box 1971  Amarillo, Texas 79105-1971
Voice: (806) 378-3000   TDD: (806) 378-4229    Fax (806) 378-9394
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