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June 7, 2021

Celebrating Bryan’s Solid Waste Department

With more than 25,000 residential and commercial customers to serve each week, the City of Bryan’s Solid Waste Department works hard all year to keep our community clean, safe and beautiful. June 13-19, 2021 is Waste & Recycling Works Week, which is a time for us to come together to show our appreciation for the men and women in the waste management industry.

The Solid Waste Department is made up of Residential and Commercial Solid Waste Collection, Brush & Bulky Collection, Recycling and the Public Works Call Center. Forty-five employees support the department, handling daily trash and brush & bulky collection, fielding phone calls and manning the DIY Used Oil & Tire Recycling Center. These are essential services that keep the Bryan community safe and healthy.

So, just how much waste and recycling do they handle?

  • Annually, we collect about 66,000 tons of waste from residential and commercial customers, which is disposed at the landfill.
  • On average, residential drivers collect between 900 and 1,100 stops per day, while collecting over 480 tons of waste per week.
  • Commercial collection operates seven days a week, with six routes starting as early as 4 a.m. to avoid traffic congestion. Commercial services averages 576 tons of waste per week.
  • Street sweepers have 41 routes throughout the city to help maintain roadways free of litter and debris.
  • Brush & Bulky crews operate 8 routes each day, collecting more than 104 tons of brush and 105 tons of bulky items per week.
  • The city’s new DIY Used Oil and Tire Recycling Center just opened this year and is on pace to recycle 24,000 tires and about 5,000 gallons of used oil.

If you would like more information about a particular service, call 979.209.5900. The Public Works Call Center is available to assist you over the phone Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To report after-hour emergencies, please call BTU Dispatch at 979.822.3777.

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