Tree Limb, bulky Item, and Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Collection details are listed below. Designated information can be found under Schedule Search. Appointments may be made by calling the Solid Waste office at (361) 485-3220 or by scheduling online. If you schedule online and approve charges for a large item or tree limb collection, you will receive a phone call letting you know when to place your items at the curb.
Per the City Code, tree limbs or bulky items may not be placed at the curb longer than 48 hours before collection trucks are in your scheduled service area. If items are left at the curb longer than 48 hours, your items may be tagged and your address turned over to Code Enforcement, who will then open a case for your address. Please call the Solid Waste division before you place your items on the curb to be collected.
Tree Limb Collection
IN CYCLE COLLECTION
When trucks are scheduled to be in areas on the dates outlined in the schedule search, residents may dispose of up to 6 cubic yards (4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 10 feet long) of tree limbs per quarter without additional charge. Anything over 6 cubic yards within each quarter is subject to a $1.50 per minute collection fee.
OUT OF CYCLE COLLECTION
Residents who wish to dispose of tree limbs outside of their designated area's collection times will need to schedule an out of cycle collection. Out of cycle collections have a $20.00 service fee plus a $1.50 per minute collection fee that residents must agree to before trucks can be scheduled to collect limbs.
Please use the schedule search page or call the Solid Waste division to make sure a truck is scheduled to be in your service area prior to cutting your limbs.
- Limbs must be no longer than 8 feet in length.
- Face all the cut ends in the same direction.
- Place limbs at the curb and not in the street.
- The City will pick up tree trunks no larger than 2 feet in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in length.
Bulky Item Collection
Bulky item collections can be scheduled with the Solid Waste division at any time. Residents receive two 6 cubic yard (4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 10 feet long) large item collections per year at no additional charge. If the collection goes over 6 cubic yards, a $1.50 a minute collection fee may apply to the overage. A service fee of $20.00 plus $1.50 per minute applies for more than two large item collections a year.
Vacant lots or unoccupied residential homes not currently billed for services are not eligible for large item collection.
For examples of bulky items, please see our Acceptable Items page.
Glass Items: Be sure all glass items are either taped down or broken into smaller pieces and packaged inside of a box for safe, effective collection.
Tires: No more than 4 tires may be collected at one time. Tires must be separated from the rim in order to be accepted as a large item collection,
Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste may not be collected as a large item. If in doubt, please call our office.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
At Your Door Special Waste Collection is a service contracted to Waste Management by the City of Victoria to provide residents with a safe and easy way to dispose of hazardous waste. Improperly disposing of hazardous waste may start fires, explode, or react in the automated garbage/recycling collection trucks. To schedule a collection, call 1-800-449-7587 or email Waste Management at Your Door.
- Household Hazardous Waste is collected at your doorstep.
- Appointments can be made by either calling the hotline (800-449-7587) or via email.
- The operator will ask you several questions, including your address as well as the type and amount of materials available for collection.
- A Household Hazardous Waste kit will be mailed to you so you may gather and pack your materials for collection.
- Finally, a truck will come to your house and collect your materials from your doorstep on an agreed upon date.
If you have more materials than can be accepted in one collection, don’t worry! This service is available all year long as many times as you need it!