Solid Waste Management Department
Brush Collection

Brush Collection Overview

HHW Drop-Off Centers

Brush collection is provided to all City residential solid waste ratepayers. To find out if you are a solid waste customer, check your CPS Energy bill. If it lists a Solid Waste Fee, you are a customer and you are eligible to receive brush collection.

Collection Frequency

Brush collections are provided two times per year, approximately every six months.

Collection Schedule

Residents will receive a City flyer a week before brush collection in their area is scheduled to begin that will indicate the date by which their brush needs to be set out for collection.

Brush Pile Guidelines
  • Brush pile must be manageable, approximately eight (8) cubic yards or less.
    See image of 8 cu. yd. pile.
  • Set out brush no later than 7:00 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week.
  • Place brush piles within eight (8) feet of the curb.
  • Do not place brush piles in front of parked cars, near fences, trees, mailboxes, beneath overhead wires or low-hanging tree limbs, or on top of water meters.
  • Do not place material at the curb after crews have passed by your house.
Missed Collection

If you missed your scheduled collection, call 3-1-1 as soon as possible to learn about other disposal options.


Residents will be in violation with City Code Chapter 14 if any of the conditions below are demonstrated:

  • Pile is set out when your area is not scheduled to receive collection.
  • Pile contains non-brush material.
  • Pile is obstructed by obstacles.
  • Pile is set out after crews have passed your house (residents may receive a fine up to $2,000 a day, plus a fee for the collection and disposal of material).

Helpful Links

Search for licensed tree maintenance professional.
Learn about proper tree pruning techniques and tree care.
Learn about oak wilt in Texas.

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Free Landfill Day

San Antonio residents can get rid of their unwanted items for free on November 5.

Brush Collection Schedule Change

The curbside brush collection schedule has changed due to oak wilt mitigation.

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