Commercial Solid Waste Hauler General Information, Instructions, & Permit Forms

General Information, Instructions, & Permit Forms

All commercial haulers that collect, haul, or transport commercial solid waste from any location in the City or transport waste over any public street, alley, or highway within the City are required to have a Commercial Solid Waste Hauler Vehicle Permit. This Article of the City Code may be viewed in whole at the City Clerk's Office or at: Code of Ordinances Chapter 14.

Required Forms

All commercial haulers requiring permits must provide the following documentation:

  • Permit Application Form: Required from all commercial haulers including those with exemptions.
  • Vehicle List Form
  • Proof of Insurance Coverage: Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 7,000 lbs. or more must file evidence of liability insurance of $500,000, combined single limit for each permitted vehicle.

Return completed forms to:

City of San Antonio
Solid Waste Management Department
4410 W. Piedras Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Permit Fees

Fees based on Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) are as follows:

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Annual Permit Fee
6,999 lbs. or less $150.00
7,000 lbs or more $2,250.00

Permit fees are payable in quarterly installments. Quarterly payments are due May 1st, Aug 1st, Nov 1st, and Feb 1st of each calendar year. The fee is not pro-rated. Payment should be made payable to the City of San Antonio and should be submitted with a completed Vehicle List Form. Permits are effective for twelve months from the date of issuance.

Vehicle Inspection

Department may conduct an inspection of vehicle(s) to determine suitability for solid waste operations.

Permitted Companies

See a printable list of Solid Waste Department permitted companies: Permitted Companies List.

Regulation of Operations

Article IV of Code of Ordinances Chapter 14 contains specific rules and regulations concerning the commercial hauling of solid waste. All commercial haulers must adhere to the rules. Noncompliance may result in the issuance of various fines and penalties.

For more information, please call David McDaniel at 210.207.6414.


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