Solid Waste

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About Us

The City of Amarillo's Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Division is responsible for the collection and disposal of the City’s trash or garbage. The City’s landfill is the disposal burial site for all non-hazardous solid waste collected in Amarillo. The City utilizes a fully automated, containerized collection system.

The division focuses on several initiatives throughout the city including:


The Solid Waste Collection Division provides for the safe and efficient collection of residential and commercial solid waste within the city limits of Amarillo.

Curbside Cart Information

The Curbside Cart Program allows for the utilization of only one worker for each truck and route.

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. 

Information regarding the City's Curbside Cart Program is available at

Curbside Cart Rollout Service

Curbside Cart Rollout Service is available to residents for a nominal monthly fee. City of Amarillo employees will roll your cart to and from your curb twice a week prior to trash collection. Pricing for the service is based on number of carts and distance from your home. A complete breakdown of costs can be found at

If you need assistance getting your curbside cart to and from the curb on your trash collection days and cannot afford the monthly fee, the following agency may be able to offer you assistance. Please call the volunteer agency directly to find out if you qualify for assistance.

  • Meals On Wheels (806) 374-1521


The Solid Waste Disposal Division provides for safe and environmentally efficient processing, transportation, compaction, and daily cover of the community's waste at Transfer Stations and the Landfill, in compliance with federal, state and local permit regulations.

Cardboard Recycling Program

The Cardboard Recycling Program was intended to divert waste from the City's Landfill. From November 26, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 14,280 pounds of cardboard were collected and recycled. KB Recycling, along with local business partners, have agreed to extend the recycling program for 6 months, free of charge, while City staff evaluates the viability of a full-time recycling program.

The 6 month program included:

  • 5 cardboard recycling containers placed throughout Amarillo.
  • 5 paper recycling bins placed at City Hall and Simms Municipal Building

Cardboard recycling containers are available at:

  • Civic Center, Entrance 8, Downtown Parking Lot
  • Sam's Club, 2201 Ross
  • Sam's Club, 8952 Westgate Parkway
  • Bentley & Associates, 7148 S. Bell St.
  • St. Hyacinth Church, 4500 W. Hills Trail / Amarillo Blvd.

Annual Budget

2017-2018 Solid Waste Collection

2017-2018 Solid Waste Disposal

For more information, contact us at