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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) 826-2489

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. The Green Cart is for Garbage and Yard Waste and the Blue Cart is for Recycling.

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

Check to see if your zone will have 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!

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David Lehfeldt, Director of Solid Waste Services

David Lehfeldt, Director of Solid Waste Services

David has 26 years of local government experience in solid waste services. David Lehfeldt was appointed Interim Director of Solid Waste Services on August 13, 2019. Before his appointment, David served as the Deputy Director for the City. David holds a Bachelor Degree in Geology with a major emphasis on structural geology from Stanford University.