For many residents of Corpus Christi, the biggest challenge is to find their trash pickup day. The most confusing part is to find out your area from the city map that is divided into 10 zones.

So, ultimately the big question is when is it the trash day in Corpus Christi? Well, not to worry anymore, because it is what this article is all about.

Key Points To Remember:

  • Residential garbage is collected every other week.
  • Recyclables are picked up every other week.
  • Bulky items are collected twice a year.
  • Trash collection begins at 07:30 am.

Corpus Christi Trash Pickup Schedule 2024

There are two ways to find out your regular garbage pickup day. 

  • Through Corpus Christi Recycle Coach App
  • Tracking Online From City’s Official Website

Method 1 – Using The App

For app tracking, you’ll need to download the recycle coach. Then tap on your address and you are ready to go for once and all.

Method 2 – Using Web Tool

Ultimately, it is the easiest method. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Navigate to the city portal (click here)
  • Start typing your address and then tap the enter button
  • Your monthly garbage, recycling and bulk schedule will be displayed
Corpus Christi Recycling Schedule

Corpus Christi Recycling Schedule 

Like its closest neighboring city Houston, recyclables are picked up every other week. For recycling carts pickup the city is divided into 10 zones and five areas are compensated every week.

Corpus Christi Recycling Schedule

You can also download the full PDF map for a more accurate location. Click here for pdf file. For zone wise collection services click here to navigate to your residential address area. 

Corpus Christi Recycling Rules

  • Always put your recyclables into a blue bin, instead of a bag.
  • Don’t overfill the cart as the lid must close properly.
  • Don’t hang additional bags along the container.
  • Products that are made of two or more materials are not recyclables. 
  • Any kind of plastic bags are not recycled.

Unacceptable Recyclables:

  • Styrofoam
  • Properly Rinsed Glass Bottles
  • Plastic Bags
  • Food Waste
  • Yard Waste
  • Pans
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing And Textiles
  • Diapers
  • Syringes
  • Pots

Acceptable Recyclables:

  • Junk Mail
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • All plastic bottles labeled as 1, 2, and 5.
  • Catalogs
  • Paper Bags Books
  • Steel Cans
  • Aluminum Cans

How To Request Additional Recycling Cart In Corpus Christi? 

If you have a lot of recyclables that don’t fit in a single cart, you can order a new recycling cart paying an additional $10 per month with $12 as a delivery fee. Call 311 to order a new blue bin.

Corpus Christi Recycling Center

Apart from the curbside collection, there are two drop-off locations where all residents can drop recyclables.

  • J.C. Elliott Transfer Station: Located at Hwy. 286 at Ayers Street and remains open from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.
  • Republic Services: Located at 4414 Agnes Street and remains open from Monday to Friday from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Corpus Christi Bulk Trash Pickup

Bulky and brushes are picked up twice in a year. For that reason, the city is divided into 10 zones. Here’s what to do to find your area:

  • Navigate to CC brush and bulky portal (click here)
  • Type your address and then click on search icon
  • Your area and schedule will be displayed
Corpus Christi Bulk Trash Pickup

For your accurate information either click on the “schedule” or download the yearly bulky and brush calendar. (click here to download pdf file)

Corpus Christi Bulk Trash Pickup

Acceptable Items For Bulky Collection: Indoor/Outdoor furniture, mattresses, carpet cut into pieces, metal,  plastic swing sets, large toys, bicycles, large household appliances, and maximum 4 tires. 

Keep in mind that for any additional tires, you have to pay a fee per item. All residents must separate all large items and segregate them into metal, non-metal and brush piles.

Corpus Christi Brush Pickup 2024

Brush and yard waste is collected four times around the year. Usually, the schedule for brush pickup is the same as the bulky collection. 

Corpus Christi Trash Pickup Schedule
  • Brush will only be collected the week following the setout dates for your designated area.
  • Cut large limbs into small pieces before putting them as yard waste.
  • Only limbs, tree trimmings, leaves, and grass are considered a brush.
  • Keep in mind that lumber is not part of the brush pickup schedule.
  • Put all the branches on the curb in such a way that they won’t block the road.
  • Always place your trash pile at least 5 feet away from the road, mailboxes, and water meters.

Got Loads of Brush or Bulky Items Over The City Accepted Limit? What To Do With Them?

If you’ve got loads of broken furniture, construction debris or dirt, you definitely just can’t simply put them to brush and bulky, as it comes with a weight limit. 

In such a case, you’ll need to hire private junk haulers. They’ll do all the hard work for you. Keep in mind that for private services you have to pay a fee depending on the size of your pile.

Top 7 Junk Removals In Corpus Christi

Hauler ServicesContact#Address
Texas Junk Removals361 -227 -94344822 Lake Granbury Dr
Save Our Shores361 -941 -304115406 Fortuna Bay Dr Unit 2905
Junk Out Extreme361 -584 -7113All Nearby Areas
Remove Scape L.L.C361-271-57275322 Inverness Dr.
White Star Services, LLC361 -946 -17506047 Ayers Street
Corpus Dumpster Rentals361 -371 -07796630 Yorktown Blvd.
Frontier Waste Solutions361 -289 -5588550 Flato Road.

Corpus Christi Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule

Like its nearest northwest neighboring city San Antonio, the city observes only 5 holidays year-round. Till 2022, trash was collected even on Thanksgiving or Christmas day. But the schedule was revised from the beginning of 2024.

The city of Corpus Christi solid waste management department observes holidays on the following days:

HolidayDateAreaAlternate Date
Martin Luther King Day(Monday, January 16, 2024)Trash & Recycling Collection for Zone 1Alternate Collection Date: Saturday, January 14, 2024
Juneteenth Day(Monday, June 19, 2024)Trash & Recycling Collection for Zone 1Alternate Collection Date: Saturday, June 17, 2024
Thanksgiving Day(Thursday, November 23, 2024)Trash & Recycling Collection for Zone 4Alternate Collection Date: Saturday, November 25, 2024
Christmas Day(Monday, December 25, 2024)Trash & Recycling Collection for Zone 6Alternate Collection Date: Saturday, December 23, 2024
New Year’s Day(Wedneday, January 1, 2025)Trash & Recycling Collection for Zone 1Alternate Collection Date: Saturday, December 30, 2024

The garbage collection day is pushed to the next day on an observed holiday.

Important Contacts To Remember

To report missed trash or broken cart: Call 311 

For Latest Information: Follow the city of Corpus Christi official Twitter account for updates on any changes in pickup schedule.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations

J.C. Elliott Transfer Station
Highway 286 at Ayers
Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Republic Services
4414 Agnes Street
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wrapping It Up!

Residential solid waste and garbage are collected once a week while recyclables are picked up every other week. Apart from it all residents can also utilize the Corpus Christi landfill and dispose-off large items there.

Keep in mind that you are bound to follow the city law that clearly states not to block roads or mailboxes. Also, it is worth mentioning that it is a severe violation to put your garbage in front of vacant properties.

If you think your cart is missed by mistake, report a missed collection by calling 311. We hope that this article helps you to understand your Corpus Christi Trash Pickup Schedule more easily.

So, forget to put out your cart to curb on your assigned day and do tell us if we’ve missed anything!



Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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