Garbage and Recycling
Residential Garbage Collection
Waste Management, operating under a contract with the City, provides a 90-gallon waste wheeler for each residential waste collection account. Each waste wheeler is assigned a serial number for a specific residential address and is used by the occupants at that address, even when the property changes hands.
If your waste wheeler is stolen, report the theft to the Police Department at 830-248-1633 then call the Utilities Customer Service Office to request a new waste wheeler. In addition to the contents of the waste wheeler, five 30-gallon bags of trash can be disposed of each week.
To ensure collection, place the waste wheeler and bags of trash at the curb by 7 AM on the service day. The automatic lift that empties the waste wheeler containers can handle up to 50 pounds, so avoid placing rocks, dirt and other heavy items in the container. Containers that cannot be lifted will be left so the customer can redistribute the contents for the following week’s pickup or for the bulky item collection.
Waste Management provides recycling service each week under a contract with the City. The service is included as part of your monthly solid waste fee. Waste Management provides a container for your recyclable items. All items can be placed together in the container. If your container is stolen or damaged, call the Customer Service Office at 830-249-9511 to get a replacement.
|RECYCLABLES must be dry, loose (not bagged) and include ONLY the following:|
|Aluminum cans - empty||Newspaper, Mail|
|PET bottles with the symbol #1 - with screw tops only - empty||Glass food and beverage containers - brown, clear, or green - empty|
|HDPE plastic bottles with the symbol #2 (milk, water bottles detergent, and shampoo bottles, etc.) - empty||Magazines, glossy inserts and pamphlets|
|Plastic containers with symbols #3 - #7 - empty (no Styrofoam/extruded polystyrene foam)||Uncoated paperboard (ex. cereal boxes; food and snack boxes)|
|Steel and tin cans - empty||Uncoated printing, writing and office paper|
|Phone books||Old corrugated containers/previously used cardboard boxes (uncoated)|
Items NOT accepted
|NON-RECYCLABLES include, but are not limited to the following:|
|Plastic bags and bagged materials (even if containing recyclables)||Microwavable trays||Mirrors|
|Window or auto glass||Styrofoam (extruded polystyrene foam)||Propane tanks, batteries|
|Aseptic containers/shelf-stable containers (ex. juice, soup, broth, & wine boxes)||Cartons/Gable Top (ex. refrigerated milk, cream & egg substitute containers)||Light bulbs|
|Coated cardboard||Porcelain and ceramics||Plastics unnumbered|
|Glass and metal cookware/bake ware||Coat hangers||Hoses, cords, wires|
|Household appliances and electronics||Flexible plastic or film packaging and multi-laminated materials||Yard waste, construction debris, and wood|
|Food waste, and liquids, containers containing such items||Needles, syringes, IV bags or other medical supplies||Excluded materials or containers which contain excluded materials (non-recyclable materials inside of other non-recyclable materials)|
|Textiles, cloth, or any fabric (bedding, pillow, sheets, etc.)||Any recyclables materials or pieces of recyclables less than 4" in size in any dimension||Napkins, paper towels, tissue, paper plates, paper cups and plastic utensils|
To find out what day of the week your garbage and recycling is collected, click Garbage and Recycling Collection Routes List (PDF).