Landfill FAQ

Texas Disposal Systems Landfill FAQ

Are you still operating during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Yes. As a recognized essential facilities owner, operator and services provider, TDS proudly remains open to offer “Noticeably Different, Noticeably Better” services related to the collection, processing, recycling, composting and disposal of solid waste, and other essential services to all our customers and the communities we serve.

For information on how we’re keeping our workers safe, please see our Essential Services page.

What are your landfill prices? How much does it cost to dump there?

Our current landfill rates can be found here.

Can I bring in hazardous waste?

TDS does accept asbestos, sludge, and other special waste under specific circumstances. We accept appliances and batteries for recycling.

We do not accept paint, bulk liquids, chemicals or household hazardous waste. Drop off sites for these materials vary by county and you can contact your county for more information about how to dispose of these materials.

Do you pick up dead animals?

No. We do not pick up or accept dead animals. If a pet has died, you can contact your veterinarian or a pet crematory. For other instances, contact your local county authority for more information or to request a dead animal pickup.

What if I have large or bulky items to dispose?

We will likely accept the items at the landfill or a transfer station. Please consult our Waste Wizard for information, which you can download and sign up for through Google Play and the App Store. You can also contact the nearest TDS landfill or transfer station near you.

If your interested in having large or bulky items picked up, contact our offices directly at (800) 375-8375 to schedule collection. Our staff will advise you of limitations and additional charges for the curbside service.

Can I self-haul garbage and recycling to your landfill and transfer stations?

Yes. We are happy to accept bagged or bulk trash, recycling, and brush. Visit our Contact page to find the nearest TDS landfill or transfer station near you. Call ahead if you have any questions on what will or won’t be accepted onsite.

At what hours can I dispose of garbage at a TDS landfill?

The TDS landfill is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or sunset (whichever occurs first), Monday through Saturday. We’re closed on Sundays.

Can I get a reprinted scale ticket?

In order to receive a reprinted scale ticket, please email our Accounts Receivable Department at

How do you keep birds away and keep your landfill from stinking?

TDS works very hard to maintain a smaller working surface, which includes continually covering any materials in the landfill. By doing so, we don’t allow the trash to sit rotting for any period of time, which eliminates odor and prevents birds from finding a food source at the landfill.