Solid Waste Management Department

Dial-A-Trailer allows neighborhoods the opportunity to schedule and reserve a garbage truck on a Saturday to be used for the disposal of brush and bulky items.


Four Dial-A-Trailers are currently available per Saturday. Only one unit per clean-up will be dispatched. Organizations are limited to two Dial-A-Trailer events per calendar year. Only requests within the San Antonio city limits can be served.


Prior to contacting us, please consider three preferred Saturday dates when requesting this service as desired dates may already be committed. Events may not be scheduled on consecutive Saturdays. When scheduled, a truck or container will be stationed at a site on a designated Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Service Request

To reserve a Dial-A-Trailer, residents must fill out and return the Dial-A-Trailer reservation request form.

Accepted Items
  • appliances
  • furniture
  • lumber
  • mattresses
  • shrub
  • tree limbs
  • water heaters
  • vehicle tires (limit 4)

We recycle clean brush, metals, and tires. Participants are encouraged to separate brush from bulky items.

Not Accepted Items
  • bricks
  • commercial waste
  • concrete
  • construction or remodeling materials
  • hazardous waste
  • soil or sod
  • railroad ties
Other Recycling Alternatives

For questions or for more information about the Dial-A-Trailer program, call 210.207.6458.

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