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.
Solid Waste Services Services
Solid Waste Services is offering two community cleanup programs for your neighborhood!
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.
The City of Corpus Christi offers curbside service for garbage, recycling, heavy brush and bulky item pick-up. The Green Cart is for Garbage and Yard Waste and the Blue Cart is for Recycling.
Learn how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste, such as batteries, anti-freeze, and solvents, properly.
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.
There will be no collection on the following official City holidays. Please note alternate collection dates:
You can recycle many everyday items. All recyclable items go into the same blue "smart cart," with no sorting required.
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
David Lehfeldt, Interim Director of Solid Waste Operations
David Lehfeldt was appointed Interim Director of Solid Waste Operations on August 13, 2019. David has 26 years of local government experience in solid waste services. For the past year, David has been serving as the Deputy Director for the City of Corpus Christi's Solid Waste Services Department. David holds a Bachelor Degree in Geology with a major emphasis on structural geology from Stanford University.