The Solid Waste Division is part of the Public Works Department. We provide a reliable and efficient system of collection and transportation of municipal solid waste from residential and commercial customers in a professional, consistent, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible method, enhancing the quality of life in Odessa and the public welfare.
- Our ambition is to educate and equip each citizen with the tools to lessen their environmental impact through recycling, reducing, reusing, and composting.
- Value and respect our employees.
- Continuously plan for the future.
Get information about bulk item collection routes, and what can be left out for pick up.
To track and calculate your carbon footprints and the changes you can make to reduce your environmental impact, please visit the Carbon Footprint Calculator.
In an effort to eliminate the accumulation of waste in our alleys, backyards, roadside and other public areas, the Solid Waste Department has established a citizen bulk-item drop off center.
Residents are encouraged to compost their biodegradable goods.
Many of the products used in homes contain hazardous chemicals that can pose a threat to the environment and our health. Take precaution while handling it, keep it away from children and find out the proper method of disposing of it.
Citizen cooperation is key in preventing the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.
Learn about curbside pick-up of trash and recycling.
* Damaged dumpsters or roll-out carts should be reported to the Solid Waste Department. Please call 432-368-3510 to request a replacement or repair.