Trash, Recycling, Bulk Waste and Brush Collection

Trash Collection

Residential Rates

Residential rates are $24.14 per month. This rate is for once-a-week curbside collection, including curbside recycling with a 96-gallon bin. You may elect to add an additional cart for $9.63 a month. Carts and bins are provided by Waste Management. A single-family residence is provided with one cart and one recycling bin.  

8.25% sales tax is charged on all garbage collection services.

Please place your cart and recycling bin curbside no later than 7 am on the day of collection. Place the cart within three feet of the curb with the wheels of the cart toward your house to allow the automated arm of the collection truck to reach the cart from the street. Please place the cart at least two feet from any obstruction such as a mailbox or a wall.

Do not place carts and bins curbside before 6 pm the day prior to your scheduled collection. All carts and bins must be removed from the curbside no later than midnight of the scheduled collection day.

All garbage must be placed inside the cart. The cart must be kept closed to prevent littering and to render contact inaccessible to insects, rodents, and other animals.

Commercial Rates

Please contact Waste Management at 800-800-5804 for rates and container sizes.

Average Monthly Collections

  • Commercial Solid Waste - 338 tons
  • Residential Solid Waste - 152 tons
  • Residential Recycling - 20.5 tons
  • Drop Site Recycling - 4.5 tons

View the Solid Waste Ordinance.

Recycling Program

Recycle all empty glass, plastic bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard.  Keep foods and liquids out of the recycling.  No loose plastic bags and bagged recyclables.

WHEN: Recycling is collected every other week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  

The Drop-Off location is open Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm and on the First Saturday of every month 8 am-Noon, excluding holidays.

DROP-OFF LOCATION: Waste Management Recycling Drop-Off
                                         2101 Commerce Street                   

Bundled Brush and Bulk Waste Services

Bundled Brush and Bulk Waste Collection occurs once a quarter.  Waste Management and the City work together to pick up brush in residential areas  

WHEN: Once a quarter (see map).

Observed holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.   There will be no collection on these days.

QUESTIONS: Contact the Public Works Department at 830-798-6260.

Brush Pick Up:

For the safety and protection of City and WM employees and equipment,  branches and tree trimmings should be no greater than three inches (3") in diameter and be cut, tied, and bundled in three-foot (3') lengths weighing no more than thirty-five pounds (35 lbs/).   No containers over 45 gallons.

What is a yard? How do I measure it?

The truck collecting the debris will measure for you.  The hopper (at the back of the truck) holds two yards at a time.   Four cubic yards equate to WM filling the hopper twice.   Any excess material left behind must be removed from public view until the next bulk pickup.

Acceptable Item Include:
  • Carpeting (cut into 4-foot bundles)
  • Household furniture
  • Appliances with CFCs removed
  • Moving boxes (broken down and bundled)
  • Oversized waste customary to normal household operations

Unacceptable Items Include:
  • Appliances containing CFCs
  • Gasoline
  • TVs 
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Tires
  • Vehicles and parts
  • Concrete, brick, asphalt, roofing
  • Large pieces of metal
  • Motor oil (and used filters)
  • Construction debris
  • Dead animals
  • Syringes


  • No disposal of CFC refrigerant-containing items (i.e. refrigerators, freezers, etc.)
  • Moving boxes are recyclable if they are cut and placed in a recycling cart.
  • No household waste is allowed during BULK collection.
  • All unacceptable items must be removed and properly disposed of at the Burnet County Transfer Station.
  • Unacceptable items commingled with acceptable items will not be collected.

Brush Drop Off  

If you have brush and missed your quarterly brush pick up or don’t want to wait until your next quarterly pick up, you can drop off your brush, tree limbs, and yard clippings at the City’s designated disposal site on Colt Circle. Items not allowed include construction materials, tires, batteries, oil, paint, chemicals, or other household trash and debris.

WHEN:  Saturdays 9 am until 1 pm, excluding holidays

WHERE:  1901 Colt Circle

WHO:  FREE for City of Marble Falls’ residents and business and property owners. (Proof of residency (i.e. utility bill) required).  *Available to area contractors and non-residents for a fee.

*Non-residents, contractors, and/or commercial firms:

  • 8-foot trailer or less $35.00
  • Greater than an 8-foot trailer to 16-foot trailer $50.00
  • Greater than 16-foot trailer $75.00

Landfill Information
The City of Marble Falls does not have a landfill or dump facility, however, Waste Management has a transfer station in Burnet County. Please contact the facility for hours of operation and information on what waste is accepted.

Waste Management – Burnet County Transfer Station
2411 Ranch Road 963
Burnet, Texas 78611
Phone: 737-747-6000
Hours:  Monday-Friday 7 am - 4 pm

Nearest Landfills: 

Williamson County Landfill
600 Landfill Road
Hutto, Texas 78634
Phone:  512-759-8881

Travis County Landfill
9600 Farm to Market Road 812
Austin, Texas 78719
Phone:  512-243-6300