Solid Waste Management Department
Recycling Collection

Recycling Overview

HHW Drop-Off Centers

Recycling at home is easy and can be accomplished by simply placing all recyclable items in the blue cart instead of the brown cart. New products are manufactured from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, which lessens our dependence on limited natural resources. Additionally, when we recycle, we prevent reusable materials from ending up in a landfill where they become contaminated and cannot be extracted and reused.

Collection Frequency

Residential recycling is collected once per week


Make sure access to cart is not blocked by vehicles, objects, or overhanging tree limbs

Missed Collection

If your blue cart is not serviced on your regular collection day, call 3-1-1.

Cart Storage

The Solid Waste Management Department suggests that residents store carts in a garage or backyard on non-service days.

Cart Replacement

If your cart is damaged, call 3-1-1 for repairs or replacements. The City will repair minor damage from normal use. Any cart with damages as a result of abuse or neglect by the property owner will be replaced at a charge of $55 per cart.

Holiday Collection

View the holiday collection schedule.

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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.

Request an Educational Presentation

Complete our form to request a Recycling Education presentation for your school or group.