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.
Residential recycling is collected once per week
Make sure access to cart is not blocked by vehicles, objects, or overhanging tree limbs
If your blue cart is not serviced on your regular collection day, call 3-1-1.
The Solid Waste Management Department suggests that residents store carts in a garage or backyard on non-service days.
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.
The City wants to reward households that do an excellent job of recycling in their blue cart. Residents that recycle consistently and correctly can nominate themselves to be recognized as STAR recyclers of San Antonio: Nomination Form
View the holiday collection schedule.