Solid Waste Management Department
Assistant Director David Newman



David Newman is the Deputy Director for the City of San Antonio's Solid Waste Management Department.. Mr. Newman is responsible for several functional areas, including the maintenance and repair of the City’s heavy truck and equipment fleet and the citywide brush and bulky item collection activities. Additionally, Mr. Newman is responsible for departmental personnel issues and implementation of departmental strategic initiatives.

Mr. Newman started with the City of San Antonio as the Environmental Services Manager in 1997. As Manager, Mr. Newman and his staff managed all of the city’s environmental issues, including landfill maintenance, the household hazardous waste, environmental cleanups, air quality planning, and other environmental initiatives. Mr. Newman was promoted to Interim Assistant Director in 2008 and then to Assistant Director in 2009.

Prior to joining the City of San Antonio, Mr. Newman was an Environmental Scientist with a Houston-based engineering and environmental firm. Later, Mr. Newman became a Project Manager/Site Superintendent for a San Antonio-based industrial construction company focusing on environmental construction projects across the nation.


Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from West Texas State University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Mr. Newman is a licensed Professional Sanitarian, licensed Underground Storage Tank Remover/Installer, and holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.


Mr. Newman, and his wife, Paige, share their home with several collies. They are involved in collie rescue, San Antonio Audubon Society and gardening.

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