Solid Waste Management Department
Collection of Leaves

Residential solid waste customers may request two (2) free of charge collections for leaves per fiscal year. Additional collections within the same fiscal year may be requested but are subject to a fee. The City will only pick up leaves placed in paper bags or cardboard boxes and must meet the following specifications:

Paper Bags
  • total material not to exceed eight (8) cubic yards
  • not to exceed fifty (50) bags
  • individual bag must not weigh more than forty (40) pounds
  • must be of two-ply kraft (lawn and leaf paper bags)
  • must have a wet strength of forty (40) pounds
  • must be securely closed
  • must be resistant to breakage when lifted

Lawn and leaf paper bags can be purchased from various home improvement, grocery, and department stores.

Cardboard Boxes
  • total material not to exceed eight (8) cubic yards
  • not to exceed fifty (50) boxes
  • individual box must not weigh more than forty (40) pounds
  • must be made of brown bio-degradable cardboard
  • must be securely closed
  • must be resistant to breakage when lifted
  • not to exceed four (4) feet in height or width
  • size of box must allow for easy lifting and handling by one (1) person
Unacceptable Piles
  • Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected.

 

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Holiday Collection

Normal Collection Service will be provided during the week of July 4th, 2015
Normal Collection Service will be provided during the week of July 4th.

Free Landfill Day


San Antonio residents can get rid of their unwanted items for free on July 8.