Use the Landfill

The City of Laredo Solid Waste Services encourages to use the landfill when disposing large amounts of waste.

Documents accepted as proof of residency:
• Valid Texas Driver’s License
• Current water bill with the same address as your ID

Landfill Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday  | 8am - 5pm

Pick-up trucks hauling a trailer must enter the landfill 30 minutes before closing. 18 Wheelers must enter the landfill before 2:30 p.m.

Customer Service

Trash Pickup - (956) 796-1098
Landfill - (956) 795-2515
Administration - (956) 795-2510
Address - 6912 HWY 359

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I have extra household trash?
It is recommended to recycle all newspaper, carton, plastic, and aluminum to make space in your trash bin for actual trash. If it still fills up, then you can request an additional can for $7.00 extra per month. 
My trashcan was not picked up?
It could be it was not out by 7 am or it was not 4feet away from any large object. Also it could have been blocked by a parked vehicle or it probably had rocks, dirt or construction debris.
I’m going to cut some branches; will the City of Laredo pick it up?
Yes, if they are cut and bundled properly (not higher than 2 1/2ft, by 4 wide and not longer than 5ft) and placed by the curve. 
What if I have an old appliance that I want to get rid off?
It can be taken to the landfill with a current driver’s license and a utility bill. The charge will be $2.00 on Monday thru Friday and free disposal on Saturday. 
I have construction material, why was it not picked up?
Construction material is not picked up by the City of Laredo. It is the  responsibility of the property owner. That material can be disposed at the landfill  any day of the week. Residents may pay a fee of $2.00 if under a ton per trip with the proper ID and utility bill.   
What City department picks up dead animals on City’s right of away?
The Solid Waste Services picks up dead animals from sidewalks or streets only by calling (956) 796-1098.  Call Animal Control (956) 795-4902 or Police Department (956) 795-2800 if you need to report dead animals after business hours. 
Can I put tires in my garbage collection?
No, tires are to be disposed at the landfill by the property owner. Residents may bring up to four passenger tires any day to the landfill with a valid ID and current utility bill and will be accepted at no cost. Tractor-trailer tires are charged $6.00 each regardless if they are residential or commercial.
What are the hours of operation for the Landfill?
Operating hours are from Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sundays closed. Utility trailers need to enter the Landfill 30 minutes prior to closing and 18-wheelers need to be inside the landfill by 2:30 pm.
What is the fee at the landfill?
The fee is $2.00 for residents if it under one ton. The fee for a commercial load is $31.50 per ton on regular garbage including construction. Loads of clean branches for residents is free and $16.50 per ton for commercial accounts. 
What do I do with used oil?
City of Laredo residents may drop off used oil at the following locations free of charge.
  • City of Laredo Landfill
    2 miles East of the Intersection of HWY 359 & Loop 20 on Hwy 359 
  • Fire Station #3 (Civic Center)
    2420 San Bernardo Avenue
  • Fire Station #9
    11700 Mines Rd.  
  • Department of Public Works
    5512 Daughtery
What if my trash container is stolen?
Your trashcan may be replaced if you call the police department at (956) 795-2800. The police department will provide a case number, address, and police officer’s name, which you will need once you call the Solid Waste customer service line at (956) 796-1098 to order the replacement.  
What do I do if my trash container gets damaged?
Call customer service at 796-1098 to report a broken lid or broken tire on the container. It will then be scheduled for repair. 
Can anyone get the mulch that the City of Laredo provides?
Yes, it is free of charge and can be obtained at the Landfill located at 6912 HWY 359.
Where can household hazardous waste be disposed?
The City of Laredo Environmental Services Department has a drop off site at the Landfill. Accepted materials include batteries, computers, and paints. For additional information, you may call (956) 794-1650.