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City of Smithville Public Works


Transfer Station (City Dump) Information

It is recommended to call  before bringing any trash to the dump, as the dump may already be full. Items that are NOT ACCEPTED include tires, oil or oil brush filters, paints or chemicals  of any type, concrete, bricks, rocks or masonry units, batteries, refrigerators, freezers, or A/C's.

Bring your load to City Hall at 317 Main Street and a clerk will assess the load and provide the amount due. Please contact City Hall at (512) 237-3282 for details. 

The dump is located at 1000 SE MLK behind the City of Smithville Warehouse.  These are base prices and price will vary depending how much trash you bring. 

Service Cost Resident Non-Resident
Bag of Trash $5.00 $10.00
Trash Can $5.00 $20.00
55 Gal Barrel $10.00 $25.00
Pickup Load (no sideboards) $25.00 $50.00
Pickup Load ( with Sideboards) $50.00 $100.00
Trailer  Load ( no sideboards) $100.00 $200.00
Trailer Load (with sideboards) $175.00 $350.00
Contractor - Per Pickup Load $100.00 $200.00
Contractor- Per Trailer Load $200.00 $400.00
Per Cubic Yard $20.00 $45.00


Brush Dump

Hours are 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday. Please be aware there are times the Brush Dump is closed due to reasons such as maintenance or weather. This dump is for the citizens of the City of Smithville and it is not to be utilized as a contractor dump off site. It is always recommended to call City Hall at 512-237-3282 to verify the dump is open to the public. 

Garbage Rates

Click here for the garbage pick-up map

Residential: All residents residing within the City limits of the City of Smithville will have a 96-gallon trash cart provided by Waste Management and will pay a monthly garbage collection charge of $33.17 for twice-weekly pickup. A customer can add another 96-gallon cart for an additional charge of $6.00 a month.  Up to 4-yards of residential bulk waste will be picked-up on the LAST Monday and Tuesday of the month but not placed in your alley until the night prior to these two days.  This is included in your monthly charge. 

Bulk Waste: Furniture, bicycles (without tires), refrigerators that have CFCs removed by a certified technician, stoves, brush, and other oversized wastes which are customary to ordinary housekeeping operations of a residential unit and whose large size precludes or complicates its handling by normal solid waste collection, processing or disposal methods. Each bulky waste item should not be larger or weigh more than two persons could safely lift and deposit into the collection truck.

Bulk Trash Collection Information

Bulk Trash Calendar 2023



Residents living outside the City limits who have  City utility garbage pickup services will pay a monthly collection charge of $45.00 for twice-weekly pickup.

Weekly garbage pickup for the Northside will be on  Monday and Thursday.

Weekly garbage pickup for the Southside and The Hill will be on Tuesday and Friday.

Commercial and Industrial- Hand pickup, twice per week:   Up to 120 Gallon container: $40.33 per month.  120-240 Gallon container:$68.56 per month.

Commercial and Industrial (outside City limits)-Hand pickup, twice per week: Up to 120 Gallon container: $85.00 per month

Bin pickup-Monthly Charges:

Frequency of Service Effective March 1, 2021                                                           

Bin Size 1x/Week 2x Week 3x/Week 4x/Week

2 cu.Yard

$110.42 $220.83 $331.25 $441.66
3 cu. Yard $129.90 $259.80 $389.70 $591.60
4 cu. Yard $140.64 $281.28 $421.92 $562.55
6 cu. Yard $189.91 $379.83 $569.74


8 cu. Yard 235.55      


Lockbar service/per month: $5.00

Commercial Container Delivery Fee: $90.00 per Cart or Dumpster

Commercial Container Exchange Fee: $ 45.00 per Cart or Dumpster

Commercial Container Extra Pickup Fee: $128.00 per Dumpster

Commercial Container Unusual Accumulation/Overage Fee: $135.00 per occurrence


Leaf & Limb Pick up 

Map for Leaf and Limb Pick up

Recycling Information

ATTENTION: New hours of operation at the Recycling Center will go into effect on March 15, 2023.

New Business Hours --

Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Open: Wednesday- Sunday: 6AM - 10PM

City of Smithville Recycling Center located at 404 Royston Street, Smithville, TX 78957

Here are the materials acceptable for recycling and how to prepare them:
Newspaper with glossy inserts, magazines, & catalogs
#1 and #2 soft drink bottles, milk jugs, etc...
Aluminum, steel, & food and beverage cans
Corrugated cardboard boxes, & brown paper sacks
Used motor oil & filters only
Bag in brown grocery sacks or bundle
Rinse containers and remove lids
Rinse containers and remove lids
Flatten all boxes and bundle
Bring in sealed containers; drain filters

The following items should not be brought to the recycling center:

No antifreeze, hydraulic oil, gasoline, kerosene, or diesel or chemicals of any kind. Call for instructions.

No light bulbs, plate glass, tempered glass, mirrors, ceramics, or beverage glasses.

Click to download recycling brochure



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