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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.

Bagged leaves are picked up on the same day as your garbage collection. With a maximum of 20 bags at each residence.

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 7:30 am to 3pm on Saturday. Residents living within the city limits bringing a current city water bill that includes garbage fee’s are entitled to dump one free pickup load of household garbage per calendar month. A pickup load consists of two yards of household garbage or less. Any loads over the two yard limit will have two yards deducted from their gate charges. For more information concerning the landfill, gate rates, excepted waste or the free dump qualifications please contact the Landfill at 936-560-5422. 
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. 
Residents living within the city limits bringing a current city water bill that includes garbage fee’s 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.

Cary Walker
Public Works Manager

Physical Address
3812 N.W. Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75963-5030

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 635030
Nacogdoches, TX 75963-5030

Ph: (936) 559-2583
Fx: (936) 559-2589