Liquid Waste Transportation

The City of Odessa and Ector County jointly operate the Liquid Waste Transportation Division.


The Division is staffed through the Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Plant; it was established to ensure that sand trap, grease trap, and septic tank wastes generated in the City of Odessa and Ector County are properly manifested and taken to a disposal site authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The majority of the costs associated with this program is generated through payment of a manifest fee in the amount of $0.02 per gallon of waste taken for disposal.

All liquid waste transporters of sand trap, grease trap, and septic tank waste in Ector County and the City of Odessa must register with the City of Odessa Liquid Waste Transportation Division and comply with state and local regulations. Generators of these wastes must ensure that wastes which are taken offsite for disposal by a transporter registered with the city are manifested and disposed at a state authorized facility. The generators of the waste must also maintain a copy of the manifest.

Contact Us

Please call 432-563-2107 or email Utilities if you have any questions concerning the disposal of liquid waste.