Solid Waste

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A Division of Public Works

The Solid Waste Division is part of the Public Works Department, and provides 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, resulting in the enhancement of 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.

Roll Out Container Collection


2020 City of Odessa Holiday Trash Schedule

Cart Placement in Cul-De-Sac

According to Sec.12-3-7 of the City of Odessa Code of Ordinances, any vehicle parked on any street within the city shall be parked parallel to the curb, and where a parking space is marked shall be wholly within the lines marked on the street for such parking space.

Additionally, Sec. 545.303(a) of the Texas Transportation Code states that an operator who stops or parks on a two-way roadway shall do so with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel to and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

There are no exemptions to this law when parking in a Cul De Sac, so the above mention laws apply. We frequently see in Cul De Sacs that vehicles will pull in perpendicular to the roadway. By doing this, the vehicle is not parallel to and within 18 inches of the curb, which the law requires.

Parking parallel allows emergency vehicles and solid waste vehicles to turn around and will also allow us to better serve the community’s roll-carts on collection days.  Due to the fact that vehicles have been parking incorrectly and preventing roll-carts from being serviced we ask that you please park parallel. 

Proper Cul-De-Sac Parking

correct parking




According to the EPA, 75% of our household trash can be recycled, gather your plastic, paper, and aluminum cans and head over to the Recycling Center.

Bulky Item Drop Off Center

Citizens can dispose of large unwanted items for free.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

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 by visiting the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Household Hazardous Waste/Bulk Items

Tree Limbs

Sunday and Monday: Closed

Sunday and Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday-Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Tree Limb Disposal and Mulch Pick-Up Program

Residents can drop off their tree limbs at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility free of charge. 

Free mulch is available at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility 

A small quantity of mulch can be picked up in front of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, adjacent to the Recycling Center.

For larger quantities of mulch, please bring a trailer. 

What to bring if you bring a truck or a sedan. 

·         Shovel

·         Gloves

·         Bags/container for mulch

Only trucks with trailers will be loaded by  city personnel. All others will be self-serviced.

To obtain large amounts of mulch please call the Solid Waste Department to set up an appointment.  

Mosquito Prevention and Control

To track and calculate your carbon footprints and the changes you can make to reduce your environmental impact, please visit the Carbon Footprint Calculator.


Residents are encouraged to compost their biodegradable goods such as fruits, grass clippings, eggshells, vegetables, tea leaves, paper, and hay.  Composting returns essential nutrients to the soil by creating hummus, whilst reducing our carbon footprint.  Please visit for further information about composting. 


Contact Information:
1100  W. 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79764
Telephone: (432) 368-3510
Fax Number: (432) 368-3533
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