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Sanitation Department
4200 S US 377
Brownwood, Texas 78801
Phone: (325) 643-4200
Fax:     (325) 643-1374


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This department is responsible for the collection of solid waste and brush generated by residents and businesses in the City, including the City's extra-territorial jurisdiction. The Department operates in accordance with rules and regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


This department is responsible for the collection of solid waste for all residents and commercial establishments for the City of Brownwood by utilizing collection dumpsters of various sizes. The department collects solid waste as follows:

Once per week for residential dumpsters and twice per week for residential roll-out containers and two to six times per week for commercial customers. Roll-off dumpsters are available when requested by customer.


To provide proper collection, transportation and disposal of residential commercial and industrial solid waste for the City of Brownwood in the most cost-efficient methods possible. To promote health and safety to the community by providing an environment free from hazards and unpleasantness of uncollected solid waste, with the least possible inconvenience to the citizens.


1. Continue to repair and maintain all damaged or worn dumpsters and upgrade to new when possible.
2. Pickup brush, bagged leaves, bagged grass clippings, and debris as requested by, residents in a timelier manner.
3. Assist in City-wide cleanup twice per year in cooperation with “Keep Brownwood Beautiful”.
4. Continue to provide necessary training for all department personnel.

Brush and Bulky Item Collection

Brush and bulky items are collected by request, from residents at no charge. Residential (non-commercial) customers my call 643-4200 to request the service during normal business hours, after hours they may leave a message. A link has been posted on the Sanitation Department’s web page to allow residents to request the service. The following rules apply:

1. Items must be left at the curb or placed in the alley if trash is collected from the alley.
2. City employees are not permitted to go on private property to collect these items.
3. Items to be collected must be segregated according to type; brush, furniture or metals. Mixed piles will not be collected.
4. This service is not available to: Commercial Customers, Apartments, Schools, Churches, Evictions, or Storage Units.
5. Waste shall be stacked away from mail boxes, fences, poles, cars, and low hanging wires.

Bulky Items Include:

Air Conditioners*
Bed Frames*
Brush and Tree Limbs (Contractors are required to haul their own trimmings to the recycling center)(cut into 5’ lengths or less, no stumps or root balls and not mixed with dirt or any other waste).*
Couches (love seats)
China Cabinets (hutches)
Chests of Drawers
Dish Washers
Entertainment Centers
Freezers (must be free of food)
Lawn mowers*
Metal Swing Sets (must be disassembled and concrete removed from post)*
Moving Boxes (cardboard if clean may be recycled)*
Patio Furniture
Pool Covers
Refrigerators (must be free of food)*
Space Heaters
Toys (large)
Washing Machines*
Water Heaters*

* denotes items accepted at Recycling Center

Items Not Collected By the City of Brownwood:

Anything With a Title of Ownership (automobile chassis, motorcycles, trailers, boats, etc.)
Any Waste that is Banned for Disposal in a Type I Landfill.
Automotive Batteries*
Construction and Remodeling Debris (includes carpet, plywood, bricks, rocks, aggregate, cinder block, stone, mortar, sand, sheet rock, insulation, flooring, shingles, siding, steel roofing, glass mirrors, lumber).
Hazardous Materials (paints, solvents, etc).
Tires (of any kind)* Accepted at the recycling center for a fee
Land Clearing Debris* (Brush and tree limbs accepted free of charge at the recycling center if free of wire, dirt and rocks)
Liquids (of any kind)

Not all waste or recyclables are accepted at the landfill and recycling center. Please call the landfill at 646-6574 and the recycling center at 641-8832 for information on prohibited items.

City of Brownwood Sanitation Schedule for 2014 - 2015
Keep Brownwood Beautiful