Transfer Station

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The City of Gainesville Transfer Station is an existing Type V municipal solid waste management facility owned and operated by the City of Gainesville. The City of Gainesville Transfer Station was permitted by the Texas Department of Health as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Permit No. 1030 on September 19, 1977. The facility is located at 601 North Interstate 35.

The Transfer Station accepts waste from City waste hauling vehicles, other cities authorized to use the Transfer Station, and the public. Then, the waste is transferred into transfer trucks for hauling and disposal at the TASWA Disposal and Recycling Facility, which is a Type I municipal solid waste landfill. Support facilities are provided including a site entrance road, scalehouse, scales, transfer station building, citizen’s collection center for recyclables, and uncontaminated wood waste processing area.

This SOP provides guidance for facility management and facility operating personnel for daily operation of the City of Gainesville Transfer Station. This SOP also includes provisions for facility management and facility operation personnel to meet the general and facility-specific requirements for the waste acceptance rate.

Citizen Station

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The Citizen Station is for residents and non-residents to offload debris from their vehicles into the containers. If you have equipment with a hydrant lift, then you will offload into the Transfer Station.

Items NOT Accepted by the City of Gainesville’s Transfer Facility:

  • Any hazardous waste or special waste from health care related facilities
  • Septic tank pumping-grease & grit trap waste
  • Slaughterhouse waste - dead animals
  • Pesticide, insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, rodenticid containers
  • Discarded materials containing asbestos
  • Lead acid storage batteries
  • Any internal combustion engine
  • Tires larger than 16 inches (tractor tires/semi truck tires/ semi trailer tires)
  • Any free liquids not passing the paint filter test
  • Any ash from burning procedure incinerator ash
  • Any bulk or containerized liquid waste
  • Used oil & oil filters or soil contaminated by petroleum products (including hydraulic hoses), crude oils or chemicals

Items not accepted at our Facility may be accepted at the TASWA Landfill in Whitesboro, Texas. For questions, please call (903) 564-1290 or visit their website at www.TASWA.com

Hours of Operation  

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(any persons inside the Transfer Station after 4pm [weekdays] or after 11 AM [Saturdays] will be charged "after hours" fees of $50.00 + tax for each period of 15 minutes. This fee is assessed for ALL types of debris/refuse).
Saturday: Transfer Station is closed for the Winter. Saturday hours will resume on April 6, 2024 8:00am - 11:00am.
Sunday: Closed

*OTHER SATURDAY’S TRANSFER STATION WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HOLIDAY:*

November 11, 2023
November 25, 2023
December 23, 2023
December 30, 2023
May 25, 2024
August 31, 2024

**PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL LOADS IN AN OPEN TRUCK BED OR OPEN TRAILER MUST BE TARPED/COVERED. IF A LOAD IS NOT TARPED/COVERED, A NO TARP FEE WILL BE CHARGED IN THE AMOUNT OF $36.50 (includes tax) Section 16-9 of Ordinance Number 1238-02-2010.

RATES AS OF 10/1/2023:


Minimum charge for loads under 640 lbs: $20.05 (includes tax)
Tonnage: $61.54 (includes tax)
Tires: $12.02 (includes tax) *NO TRACTOR TIRES OR TIRES WITH RIMS no tires larger than 20 inches.
No Tarp Fee: $33.72 plus tax =$36.50

*Rates are subject to change annually* 

CASH, CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT

IMPORTANT: The City shall be the exclusive provider of residential waste and commercial waste, rubbish, and refuse collection and disposal service for all residential premises and commercial premises and establishments within the city limits.

For more information on any of the comments mentioned above you may contact the General Services Department, Solid Waste Division at 940-668-4551.