Solid Waste Management Department
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The Solid Waste Management Department

The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) proudly serves City of San Antonio Solid Waste customers by providing them with a myriad of programs and services that effectively and efficiently manage municipal solid waste generated within the City of San Antonio.

Programs and services include the following:

In addition to providing customers with reliable solid waste collection, SWMD operates drop-off and processing sites for brush, bulky items, and household hazardous waste. SWMD also manages and maintains the city's closed landfills in compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SWMD serves approximately 359,000 households, employs 730 individuals, and has a budget of over $125.5 million for the 2019 Fiscal Year. SWMD operates four district centers located around the city, various closed landfills, and administrative offices.


Solid Waste Management provides reliable collection and sustainable services to our community, safely and professionally, while protecting San Antonio’s environment, resources and the health of its citizens through dedicated and caring teamwork.

C.O.R.E. Values
Teamwork We work together to make San Antonio better.
Integrity We model ethical behavior.
Innovation We are driven by continuous improvement.
Professionalism We are qualified, skilled, and committed.
Sustainability Statement

SWMD continuously strives to enhance its current programs and develop innovative waste management practices in order to make certain that environmentally sound and sustainable solid waste management operations are put to practice. Through our curbside recycling program, brush recycling centers, household hazardous waste facilities and SWMD supported recycling initiatives, such as the multifamily recycling ordinance, a positive environmental impact is made every day that benefits San Antonio residents and future generations.

Solid Waste Services Guide

Download the current Solid Waste Services Guide in PDF format. English and Spanish versions are available.

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