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The mission of Solid Waste Services is to ensure the public health and beautification of the city of Corpus Christi and an integrated solid waste management system for collection and disposal of residential trash, household hazardous waste, brush, yard waste, and recyclables in a managed format that is timely, safe, efficient and environmentally responsible.


Contact Information

For Solid Waste Services

Address: 2525 Hygeia Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Phone: (361) 826-2489

Fax: (361) 826-1971

Collection Center:
J.C. Elliott Collection Center
Hwy 286 (At Ayers)
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
(361) 857-1631

Solid Waste Services Services

Community Cleanup Programs

Solid Waste Services is offering two community cleanup programs for your neighborhood!

Garbage and Recycling Carts

Find answers to questions about your garbage or recycling cart. Learn how to use and maintain your cart, as well as how to report damaged or stolen carts.


Garbage and Recycling Schedule

The City of Corpus Christi offers curbside service for garbage, recycling, heavy brush and bulky item pick-up.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Learn how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste, such as batteries, anti-freeze, and solvents, properly.

Heavy Brush and Bulky Items

Heavy brush and bulky items are picked up together, several times a year on a published schedule. View the service area map to find your area.

Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

See how a City Holiday affects your garbage collection schedule. View alternate collection dates.                                            

How and What to Recycle

You can recycle many everyday items. All recyclable items go into the same blue "smart cart," with no sorting required.

Obtaining a Hauler Permit

All haulers of solid waste are required to have permits. Permits are valid from September 1st through August 31st of each year.

Recycling Centers and Info

Recycling Centers and Info

Learn to Recycle Right!

Meet the Recycling Cart's Dirty Dozen!

Visit the Website!

Connect With Us

Litter is a problem in most communities and Corpus Christi is no different. Please "Leave It Better Than You Found It" and together we can have a litter free community.

—Lawrence Mikolajczyk, Solid Waste Director

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Lawrence Mikolajczyk, Director, Solid Waste Operations

Lawrence Mikolajczyk joined The City of Corpus Christi in 1993 as Collection Superintendent.  His promotions include Assistant Director in 2000 and Director in January 2009.

Mr. Mikolajczyk has a total of 41 years of experience in the Solid Waste industry, starting in 1976 as Operations Manager for Waste Management of North America in Victoria, Texas location where he spent his first 18 years of Solid Waste Management there.

During his 24 years with the City of Corpus Christi, Mr. Mikolajczyk and his team have implemented large green trash collection carts, collection truck automation, final closure of J. C. Elliott Landfill, the opening of J. C. Elliott Citizen Collection and Transfer Station, construction and opening of Cefe Valenzuela Landfill and design.  We also implemented the City’s single-stream recycle collection system.

Mr. Mikolajczyk currently holds a Class “A” MSW Operator license. 

Awards include the 2011 City Employee of the Year by Beautify Corpus Christi, the 2012 Environmental Partner of the Year by the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Best of the Best Environmental Business by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in 2012  thru 2016, 2013 Government  Partner of the Year by the Uptown Neighborhood Initiative and the 2013 Business of the Year by the Texas Department for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.