What's Accepted

Below you’ll find an alphabetical list detailing items we do and don’t accept at the Texas Disposal Systems landfill in Austin, our Materials Recycling Facility, and in residential and commercial trash pick up.

For information on how to dispose of specific items at our facilities, consult the Waste Wizard

Please contact our Customer Care team at (800) 375-8375 regarding questions on disposal of hazardous wastes or further questions of acceptable items.

Items that TDS does and does not accept for disposal:

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

A

Aerosol Cans (empty)
Aggregates (debris-free) — TDS Landfill only
Air Conditioner (freon removed)
Appliances (freon removed)
Asbestos (friable)* — TDS Landfill only (24 hour notice, manifest and proper packaging required)
Asbestos (non-friable)* — TDS Landfill only (24 hour notice, manifest and proper packaging required)
Aseptic Containers

B

Bamboo
Batteries (household)
Beer
Boats* — TDS Landfill only
Bones
Boxes (clean cardboard/boxboard)
Boxes (soiled cardboard/boxboard)
Boxboard (clean)
Boxboard (soiled)
Branches
Brush (untreated)
Bulk Liquids (compostable) — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Bulk Liquids (non-compostable) — Unacceptable

C

Cardboard
Car* — TDS Landfill only
Car Batteries (no cracks or leaks)
Carpet
Catalogs
CDs
Cereal Boxes
Chemicals — Unacceptable
Clean Paper
Clothing
Coat Hangers (plastic)
Coat Hangers (wire)
Coffee Grounds
Computers
Computer Monitors
Computer Parts
Computer Towers
Concrete (debris-free) — TDS Landfill only
Construction Debris
Cookie Boxes
Cooler (plastic)

D

Dairy Food
Dairy Liquids — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Dead Animals — TDS Landfill only
Dirt (clean/debris-free) — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Dry Wall (debris-free)
DVDs

E

Electronics
Envelope

F

File Folders
Fluorescent Light Bulbs — Unacceptable
Flowers
Foam Padding
Foil (debris-free)
Foil (soiled)
Food Boxes
Freezer (freon removed)

G

Gable Top Containers — TDS Landfill only
Garden Hoses
Gas Grill* — TDS Landfill only
Glass
Glass Bottles
Go Cart* — TDS Landfill only
Green Waste

H

Helium Tank* — TDS Landfill only

I

Industrial Waste (class II & III) — TDS Landfill only
Insulation

J

K

Kegs

L

Lawn Material
Lawn Mower
Leaves
Light Bulbs (fluorescent) — Unacceptable
Light Bulbs (non fluorescent)
Liquids — TDS Landfill & Evans Road only

M

Magazines
Mattresses
Metal
Motors
Motor Oil — Unacceptable
Motor Oil Bottles (empty)

N

Napkins (soiled)
Newspaper

O

Oil — Unacceptable
Oil Filters — Georgetown only

P

Paint — Unacceptable
Palm Trees
Paper (clean)
Paper Cartons (soiled)
Paper Cups (soiled)
Paper Towels (soiled)
Pet Food Bags
Pet Waste
Pizza Box
Plants
Plastic Bags — TDS Landfill only
Propane Tank* — TDS Landfill only
PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
PVC Pipe (polyvinyl chloride)

Q

R

Railroad Ties* — TDS Landfill only
Refridgerators (freon removed)
Remodeling Debris
Rocks (debris-free)
Roofing Materials

S

Sand (clean/debris-free) — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Scrap Metal
Sedimentary Rock (debris-free) — TDS Landfill only
Shells
Shingles
Shipping Boxes
Sludge* — TDS Landfill only (must be approved)
Soda Cans
Soft Drinks — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Soiled Paper
Soup Cans
Stepping Stones (debris-free) — TDS Landfill only
Sticky Notes
Stove
Stumps
Styrofoam (debris-free) — TDS Landfill only

T

Tea Bags
TVs
Tile (debris-free)
Tires
Toilets
Tuna Cans

U

Used Oil — Unacceptable

V

Vehicle Batteries (no cracks or leaks)

W

Water — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Water Bottles
Water Heater (no water inside)
Wine — TDS Landfill and Evans Road only
Wood (treated)
Wood (untreated)
Wooden Skewers

X

Y

Yard Waste Materials
Yogurt Containers

Z

 

Check out the Waste Wizard for more information on how to properly dispose of items with TDS.