Trucks working at the Houston dump with the Houston skyline in the background.

What to Expect at the Houston Dump

For residents of smaller towns, a trip to the city dump often involves little more than a short drive and a small fee. For Houston residents, however, a trip to the dump can be more complicated.

Houston doesn’t have an official “city dump.” Instead, the city contracts with multiple sites that handle various types of waste. This means that before you load up a truck and head for your nearest dump, you’ll need to know which type of landfill you need.

Type I Landfills

The City of Houston website lists six Type I landfills available to the public. A Type I landfill is the standard solution for municipal solid waste (MSW). You can typically drop off non-hazardous waste from households and businesses during public dropoff hours.

Type IV Landfills

You can find nine Type IV landfills in and around Houston. Type IV landfills can only accept brush, construction waste, demolition waste, and rubbish. These landfills are not designed for standard home garbage disposal.

No matter which type of landfill you choose, be aware that no landfills in Texas can accept car batteries, liquid waste, medical waste, motor oil, or tires. All of these items have separate procedures for their proper disposal.

What to Expect

Since these sites are owned and operated by a few different companies, your results will definitely vary based on the landfill you visit. If you choose to visit one of these sites, you may want to read some online reviews first. Some of the more common complaints include unhelpful staff and uneven pricing.

Many reviewers, whether they were happy with the service they received or not, pointed out that the smell is far worse than you might imagine.

Gainsborough’s Dumpsite for Construction Waste

If you’re disposing of construction/demolition waste, we’ve got good news. You can completely skip the trip to the landfill and bring your waste to one of our dumpsite locations instead. We accept scrap metal, wood, cardboard, and concrete. We make the process as simple as possible.

  1. Call (713) 785-8050 to schedule your delivery.
  1. Arrive at your reserved time to drop off your construction waste. You can transport the waste in the bed of a pickup truck or on a 12’, 14’, or 16’ trailer.
  1. Pay for the disposal of your construction waste. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for your convenience.
  • Pick- up Bed = $ 50.00
  • 12 Foot Trailer = $ 125.00
  • 14 Foot Trailer = $ 145.00
  • 16 Foot Trailer = $ 165.00
  • All Other = $10 per cubic yard
  1. Unload your truck or trailer. Please note that hard hats and safety vests are required on site and that Gainsborough will not unload your construction waste.
  1. Return to your job site. That’s it!

The team at Gainsborough Waste will sort your waste and either recycle it or dispose of it in a Type IV landfill. We’re proud to say that, on average, only 25% of the materials brought to us end up in a landfill.

Schedule Your Delivery Today

Skip the headache of finding the proper landfill near you, calling for their hours, and negotiating variable fees. Our dump sites are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Don’t forget about our $25 discount for first time users!

Call (713) 785-8050 today to get started.