Service providers are deregulated in Texas. For more information on competition among energy companies in Texas, call (866) 797-4839 FREE or visit powertochoose.org, a Web site maintained by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Customers can compare electric rates and terms of service by entering their zip code. The PUC also gives consumers advice on searching for an electric power provider.
NATURAL GAS SERVICE
Natural gas is regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission, and rates are regulated by the cities. In Waco and many of the surrounding areas, the franchisee is ATMOS Energy, the nation’s largest natural gas utility. Contact ATMOS at (800) 621-1867 FREE.
Service providers are deregulated. Fiber optics and high-capacity digital are available. Local providers:
AT&T Residential: (800) 464-7928 FREE
AT&T Business: (800) 499-7928 FREE
Grande Communications: (254) 235-2050
Time-Warner Cable: (254) 776-1141
Providers in Waco are Time-Warner Cable and Grande Communications.
Waco’s Solid Waste Services provides trash collection for residential and commercial customers. Wheeled containers hold 30, 65 or 90 gallons. The city also offers 35-gallon green carts for yard waste only. Blue carts collect paper for recycling. For more information, call (254) 299-2612.
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