Services and Information

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 – Four sites – 3401 Broadway, 801 N Soncy, 3718 S Eastern, 8745 Helium Rd. 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."
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISPOSAL – For information on the proper disposal of household quantities of hazardous material including paint thinners, paints, and other hazardous household chemicals contact the City of Amarillo Industrial Waste Section at (806)342-1556. 

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISPOSAL – For information on the proper disposal of commercial or large quantities of hazardous materials or chemicals contact the regional office of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Amarillo at (806)353-9251.

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. This exemption only applies to household waste and does not exempt waste or materials resulting from construction or demolition. 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.