Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling is responsible for administering a comprehensive waste management system for the City of Abilene.

Solid Waste manages curb and alley service for Residential and Brush & Bulky Pickup, as well as Commercial Pickup, and Roll-Off Services.

Under authority of the Texas Health and Safety Code 364.034 and City of Abilene Ordinance, Section 27-11, the City of Abilene, Solid Waste Services Division, is the only trash collection agency authorized to collect solid waste (trash) within the Abilene city limits. Short term construction debris is the only exception to this code.

Memorial Day Holiday Service News Release
Trash Pick-Up: No residential or commercial pick-up services Monday, May 29

Collection Services

  1. Residential
Residential Collection
Pickup
Twice Weekly: Mon & Thur or Tues & Fri
Find Your Collection Day
Containers300 Gallon (Alley Collection) & 95-96 Gallon (Curbside)
PricingView the Fee Schedule under Solid Waste
InformationCall (325) 676-6053
Holidays
Special NeedsSpecial Needs Policies & Procedures (PDF)


Alley Collection
300 Gallon Containers
Download Helpful Hints (PDF)
DoDon't
  • Use the Barrel Closest to Your Property: Even if it's across the alley
  • Be Considerate of Your Neighbors: If 4 share a barrel, only 1/4 is for your household
  • Keep the Barrel Clean: This eliminates odors and bugs
  • Bag Loose Paper and Trash: Remember bagged trash stops litter
  • Make Sure Coals are Cold: Hot coals will melt or burn containers
  • Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn: If you bag them, do not overstuff the container
  • Move Bulk Items Away from Barrel: Leave at least 5 feet of space around the barrel
  • Call Solid Waste: If your container requires repairs, call (325) 676-6053
  • Don't Turn Your Barrel: If it is not facing the alley, it will not empty properly
  • Don't  Overload the Barrel: Do not fill with cement blocks, construction debris, etc.
  • Don't  Put Tree Limbs in Container: Cut them into 4' lengths for bulky pickup, or bring to 2149 Sandy Street
  • Don't  Put Bulk Items in the Barrel: This includes construction materials, toilets, furniture, etc.
  • Don't  Put in Tires, Paint, Batteries, or Chemicals: These must be recycled at 2209 Oak
  • Don't  Put Household Trash on the Ground: All trash must be inside the container
  • Don't Allow Hired Grass Cutters to Use Barrel: Grass can be dropped off at 2149 Sandy Street


Curbside Collection
95 to 96 Gallon Roll-Out Containers
Download Helpful Hints (PDF)
DoDon't
  • Put Your Container Out Early: Collection starts at 6 am
  • Place Your Container on the Curb with Handle Facing Your House: Place on the curb, not the street, no more than 5 feet back on your property
  • Leave Space Between Containers: Also keep at least 5 feet from cars and mailboxes
  • Bag Loose Paper and Trash: Remember bagged trash stops litter
  • Keep Your Container Clean: This eliminates odor and bugs
  • Make Sure Coals are Cold: Hot coals will melt or burn containers
  • Leave Grass Clippings on the Lawn: If you bag them, do not overstuff the container
  • Call Solid Waste: If your container requires repairs, call (325) 676-6053
  • Don't Keep Your Container on the Curb: On non-collecting Days
  • Don't Overstuff of Jam Items: Items stuck or stuffed can keep the container from emptying
  • Don't Put Tree Limbs in Container: Cut them into 4' lengths for bulky pickup, or bring to 2149 Sandy Street
  • Don't Overload the Container: Do not fill with cement blocks, construction debris, etc.
  • Don't Put Household Trash on the Ground: All trash must be inside the container
  • Don't Use Additional "Containers": The driver does not stop to pick up boxes on the curb
  • Don't Take Your Container When Moving: Containers are Property of the City of Abilene
  1. Brush & Bulky
  1. Commercial
  1. Roll-Off
  1. Solid Waste Services

    Physical Address
    149 Gann St
    Abilene, TX 79601


    Billing Clerk Phone: 325-676-6054

    Customer Service and Up-to-Date Locations and Status of Crews Phone: 325-676-6053

When is Your Collection Day?

Collection Services Map

Don't Trash Your Community - Recycle at the ERC, the ABC, or the CCS