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Though no written code has ever existed, there are unwritten rules that have been passed down from generation to generation. A code we believe has too long been abandoned. It is this code, these homespun values, that we proudly stake our business upon. Hospitality, fair play, respect, honesty, integrity and community.

At CWS, a handshake still means something.

For us, waste management isn’t just about take, take, take. It is also delivery. We deliver service, reliability and integrity in everything we do. It is this delivery that drives us- at our facility, on our trucks, at the landfill, in our offices and most importantly at your home. You are our community. This is our home. And we are proud to be your neighbor.

Happy Couple in Front of Trash Collection Equipment


To become the recognized standard for operational excellence, safety, customer satisfaction, community involvement and ethical leadership that others in our industry are measured.


To grow and prosper by serving God, developing an exceptional team, and providing a proven level of service that holds true to our core values.

A Bit of History

County Waste Service was founded by Ethan Kunkel in 2015. As a native Texas family-owned and operated waste disposal company we serve our communities with a range of services from curbside garbage pickup and residential trash collection to construction site dumpster rentals and heavy industrial hazardous waste disposal. In addition to our weekly trash service, we also feature both residential and commercial dumpster rentals.

We started and continue to grow this company with the goal of providing the best services for our clients and to build an enduring business. With the help of a team of managing members, County Waste Service is becoming a household and community name in the Big Country.

How We Get Things Gone


Unlike many waste management companies, County Waste Service employs state-of-the-art technology in all of our trucks. What this means for you as a customer is that utilizing our technology allows us to serve you with a 99.9% success rate.

Diversity of Services

You may be wondering what waste items we can take care of. The long list includes things you may have around your home or business from lead-based paints, old freezers, batteries, solar panels, or bricks, to dead animals/dead livestock, all the way to Aunt Jane’s house (and all of its contents) that you inherited. Whatever it is, we can help you get it gone. Give us a call and see how we can lend you a hand. (325) 216-8328

Service Areas

RESIDENTIAL SERVICE AREAS – Our current service areas for weekly trash pickup include Abilene, Albany, Brownwood, Cross Plains, Hamlin, Stamford, Sweetwater, Cisco, and Snyder, TX.

Be sure and check with us if you don’t see your area on the list. We are always expanding and adding new areas.

COMMERCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE AREAS –  We can serve your commercial and industrial needs across the state of Texas. If you are not sure we can handle your waste removal, give us a call and let’s discuss your needs. (325) 216-8328

Our Team

  • Ethan Kunkel
    Ethan Kunkel President
  • Justice Kunkel
    Justice Kunkel Finance Director
  • David Ratliff
    David Ratliff Director of Business Development
  • Tanner Abbott
    Tanner Abbott Operations Director
  • Nichole Buckley
    Nichole Buckley Human Resource Director
  • Doug Burks
    Doug Burks Operations Supervisor | Municipal
  • Brent Downey
    Brent Downey Residential Coordinator
  • Tiffany Holdahl
    Tiffany Holdahl Marketing Coordinator
  • Cheryl Day
    Cheryl Day Residential Administrator
  • Rick McDonald
    Rick McDonald Controller
  • Ginger Blevins
    Ginger Blevins Customer Service Representative
  • Britany George
    Britany George Customer Service Representative
  • Ethan Kunkel
    Ethan Kunkel President
  • Justice Kunkel
    Justice Kunkel Finance Director
  • David Ratliff
    David Ratliff Director of Business Development
  • Tanner Abbott
    Tanner Abbott Operations Director

You’re not going to believe it!


Average number of miles we drive around Texas to pick up trash each month.


At CWS, our West Texas roots go back 6 generations.

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Our service success rate with our customers is 99.9%.

“I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy.”  ~ Mike Rowe

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