Public Works

Street Department MachineryThe City of Nacogdoches’ Public Works Department strives daily to meet all our citizen’s needs. The public works administrative office currently oversees the sanitation collection department with a total number of three residential / commercial carts collection trucks, three commercial dumpsters sanitation trucks, two roll-off trucks, one yard waste truck, and one brush truck.

Sanitation Collection Department

Garbage Pick-Up

All customers utilizing carts for their garbage should place the container out between 6:00 pm on the day before and, but no later than, 7:00 am on your service day. Roll your city-provided refuse container to a position at the edge of the curb line, but clear of parked vehicles, mail boxes, utility poles, and other obstructions. The handle of your container should also face your house to allow the sanitation driver to empty your container as the City of Nacogdoches uses an automated refuse collection program.

Garbage Items

You may only place household garbage into your container; the city will not collect your container if it has rocks, concrete, dirt, or building material. Also you may not place such items as paint, corrosive chemicals, metal objects, furniture, dead animals, or limbs in the container.


If you move, notify the Department of Public Works and leave the container at the address to which it is registered.

City of Nacogdoches Landfill

The City of Nacogdoches Landfill is overseen by the public works administration office, with hours of operation being Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Residents bringing a current city water bill are entitled to one free household garbage dump per month.

We receive daily questions from customers on how to dispose of car batteries, paint containers, and brush. Batteries are not accepted at the landfill, but may be taken to a battery retailer. The landfill cannot accept paint as a liquid and advises that it be mixed with kitty litter, dirt, or sawdust and left open to dry before it can be accepted.

An individual with a city water bill may dispose of unlimited brush and debris unmixed with other items at the city landfill at no cost. The landfill does not allow free dumping of brush from hired contractors or yard care providers.  For more information, please see the Citizen's Guide to Residential Limb and Brush Collection.

Other Responsibilities

The public works administration also has the responsibility of dispatching the proper crews to patch street holes, cleaning of storm drains, mowing of right of ways, trimming of brush at blind corners, and maintaining city street signs. In addition to these duties, we work closely with other city departments coordinating and organizing routine daily work. The public works administration is responsible for the activities of five departments.