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 346,000 households, employs 663 individuals, and has a budget of over $116 million for the 2015 Fiscal Year. SWMD operates four district centers located around the city, various closed landfills, and administrative offices.
Protect the public health and safety of the City of San Antonio by providing quality municipal solid waste services and environmental programs that are safe, efficient, cost effective, and environmentally responsible.
To be recognized as an innovative leader in environmental stewardship that enables our community to build a sustainable future.
||I have respect for you as a human being, co-worker, and customer.
||Full adherence to our values.
||Complementary and harmonious relationships that achieve common goals.
||Tell the truth. Be forthright.
||Devotion to giving an all-out effort.
||Take into account stakeholders' perspectives.
||Persistence with a purpose.
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.