Solid Waste Management Director David Newman



David Newman is the Director of the Solid Waste Management Department. Prior to being appointed the Director, David began his career with the City of San Antonio in 1997, as the City’s first Environmental Services Manager for the Department of Public Works. In 2008, he was promoted to Interim Assistant Director for the Solid Waste Management Department. In 2009, he was promoted to Assistant Director. A few years later, he was named Deputy Director. Mr. Newman has directly supported all of the Department’s functional areas. In 2011, Mr. Newman and his team successfully redesigned the brush and bulky waste collection program to improve environmental sustainability by increasing landfill diversion of brush materials. In 2015, Mr. Newman oversaw the reorganization and improvement of the newly added Heavy Fleet Maintenance Division to the Department.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, West Texas State University
  • Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio

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