Solid Waste


Mission Statement

To improve the quality of the service for the Gainesville citizens through a responsive organization that aggressively provides comprehensive and cost-effective solid waste management in an environmentally sound manner, concern for customers’ satisfaction, and ensuring the public health & 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 automation for once-a-week collection for residential and small commercial carts, daily transporting Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to the TASWA Landfill, daily business 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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