Garbage Services

Residential

South Plains Waste Services is contracted to provide garbage collection services and dumpsters for the City of Shallowater. Billing is processed by the City of Shallowater. The charges are reflected on your monthly utility bill. Each dumpster is shared by four homes.

Please securely bag and tie all garbage and keep dumpster lids closed to control insects and rodents. Call 806-832-4521 to report damaged dumpsters, dumpster placement, or a dumpster that was not emptied.

Rates

Monthly Rate for Residential:
$21.00 plus applicable taxes (current sales tax rate 7.75% = $1.63 Garbage Tax)

Monthly Rate for Residential Seniors:
$17.00 plus applicable taxes (current sales tax rate 7.75% = $1.32 Garbage Tax)

*Garbage is the only item taxed on your utility bill.

Collection Schedule

April- August each residential dumpster is collected two times a week. Collection days for bi-weekly dumpster pickup are Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday.
September-March each residential dumpster is collected once a week. Typically, the collection date is Monday or Tuesday.

*This schedule may be impacted during bad weather events such as: high winds, rain, and snow and holidays.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE BULKY ITEMS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, HAZARDOUS WASTE, MEDICAL WASTE, TIRES, OR CHEMICALS IN THE DUMPSTERS. ITEMS SHOULD NOT BE PLACED IN THE ALLEY OUTSIDE THE DUMPSTER. THE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP AND COULD RESULT IN A CODE ENFORCEMENT VIOLATION.

Commercial

Garbage service is priced by the number of dumpsters and the number of weekly pick-ups. Please contact City Hall at (806) 832-4521 for service and fee information.