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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.

Effective April 13, 2017, this page is now the official Solid Waste Services website. Learn more about the Forward Site here.

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
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Solid Waste Services Services

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.

Litter Critter Program

The Litter Critter Program provides a large brush collection truck for no additional charge.

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

The City of Corpus Christi has three Recycling Drop-off Centers and one Collection Center available to customers.

Talk Trash: Litter Survey

We need your feedback on litter in Corpus Christi!

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Photo of Lawrence Mikolajczyk

Lawrence Mikolajczyk, Director, Solid Waste Operations

Lawrence Mikolaczyk 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 in1976 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, 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.