Landfill

The City of Brownsville MSW Landfill is comprised of one Operations Manager and twenty-five (25) full-time employees. The facility is comprised of 253 acres, all of which is carefully engineered to serve as the primary solid waste disposal site for surrounding communities. This division is the Public Works Department’s busiest and in the highest demand. The Brownsville Landfill serves as an example and leader for its efficient and best management practices in solid waste disposal. The facility also incorporates a Compost Facility Program and a Scrap Tire Processing and Storage Facility. Because of the dedication shown to maintain full compliance status for eight (9) consecutive years and incorporate innovative programs during that time (Ex. Gas Flare System, Storm Water Runoff Structures, and multiple Alternative Daily Cover sources), the City is now eligible to apply for environmental achievement awards given by major solid waste associations and/or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality which will officially recognize the facility as the standard in the industry.

The City of Brownsville MSW Landfill is a carefully engineered facility designed to assure proper disposal of municipal solid waste. With a size of 275 acres, the Landfill serves the citizens of Brownsville as well as its surrounding areas. In fiscal 2009-10 it accepted 291,076.03 tons of waste, or more than 900 tons a day. The landfill meets all requirements of the law and has approximately 38 years of life expectancy remaining.



In 2010, the City Landfill achieved feat which has not been accomplished by any regional facility in decades. During its annual comprehensive inspection, the State of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) awarded the facility a perfect score.

BFI Clients


The Brownsville Municipal Landfill is available at no charge for the accepted waste to "BFI" clients paying for collection services through P.U.B. Customers must present their P.U.B. statement of charges for verification of "BFI" account. Disposal of four (4) tires is also free with verified account.

Landfill Hours


The landfill is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Waste Charges Inside City Limits

Weight Price
1 - 300 pounds
$9
301 - 1,000 pounds
$15
1,001 - 1,999 pounds
$21
1 ton
$30 per ton

Waste Charges Outside City Limits

Weight Price
1 - 300 pounds
$16
301 - 1,000 pounds
$25
1,001 - 1,999
$33
1 ton
$42 per ton

Waste Charges for Tires

Type of Tire
Price per Tire
Passenger (less than 16 inches)
$1
Truck $5
Tractor
$10
Heavy Equipment
$23