Solid Waste


Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of service for Gainesville residents through our commitment to proactive, responsive, and environmentally sound solid waste management that is both comprehensive and cost-effective. We prioritize customer satisfaction and ensure public health and welfare. The General Services Department, Solid Waste Division is operated in compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rules and regulations.


An experienced team of employees, integrating their diverse skills to manage our community’s solid waste system in an efficient, safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective manner, and supports the City of Gainesville General Services Department, Solid Waste Division.

Department Description

The Solid Waste Division of the General Services Department now consists of four divisions that include residential garbage collection, landfill disposal long haul, commercial / multi-family, and the transfer station. Each division assists in ensuring the public health and safety of community by providing fully automated once-a-week collection services for residential and small commercial carts, daily transportation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to the TASWA Landfill, daily commercial and roll-off service collection, and loading of all MSW safely in long haul trucks in a timely manner.

The Solid Waste Fund is one of the City’s enterprise funds. Solid Waste is currently a self-supporting operation.

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