Garbage collection in Hico is provided by Progressive Waste Solutions ( 254) 968-7070.
The costs of the various trash collection services provided are listed in the Hico Rate and Fee Schedule .
Location: Utility Street
Hours of Operation: First Saturday of each month 9 a.m. to noon. With advance scheduling, arrangements can be made to have the facility opened at the beginning of the work day or immediately after lunch.
|Household trash per bag||$2.00|
|Compactable trash per cu. Yard||$12.00|
|Scrap metal||No fee|
The City operates "the North 40" where brush and leaves can be dumped. Arrangements can be made for a member of the city staff to meet someone with a load at the gate on regular work days, either first thing in the morning or immediately after lunch. The facility is located on the north side of town at the end of Mesquite Street. When CR 244 veers to the right in front of Truth Fellowship, Mesquite Street continues straight and dead ends into the gate to the North 40. The gate will be open and an attendant on duty on the first Saturday of each month between 12:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Arrangements can be made with the City to receive roll-off service from Progressive Waste Solutions. Again, rates are available on the Hico Rate and Fee Schedule .
Should citizens wish to do their own hauling, the nearest facility regularly open to receive this type of debris is the City of Stephenville Landfill .
Outdoor burning is heavily regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under the State's Clean Air Act. Outdoor burning is prohibited in municipalities unless the municipality has adopted an Outdoor Burning Ordinance consistent with the Clean Air Act. For the convenience of its citizens, the City of Hico has adopted such an ordinance . Anyone wishing to conduct an outdoor burn must secure a permit , which is available at no cost and can be secured at City Hall or through this website. The permit spells out all the terms and conditions required by Hico's Ordinance. Anyone violating the provisions of the Ordinance may be subject to prosecution.