Solid Waste Management Department
Brush Recycling Centers

Brush, leaves, and grass clippings can be dropped off at the Bitters Brush Recycling Center or the Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center to be recycled into nutrient-rich mulch that can be purchased by residents to use in their lawns and gardens.

City of San Antonio residents who pay the City's environmental fee will pay a residential rate. When visiting the brush sites, residents need to bring a recent copy of their CPS Energy Bill and a photo I.D. 


The Bitters Recycling Center is open. The entrance to the center is located off the new Wurzbach Parkway. Customers need to access the facility from Jones Maltsberger and Wurzbach Parkway. 

From 281N take exit toward Nakoma Dr. Take a right on E. Nakoma. E. Nakoma will become Jones Maltsberger Rd. Take a right onto access road of Wurzbach Parkway. Stay in right lane to enter recycling center.  


Name Address
Bitters Brush Recycling Center* 1800 Wurzbach Parkway, 78216
Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center 8963 Nelson Road, 78252

Hours of Operation

Day Time
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in June and July
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Service Fee

Customer Brush (in pounds) Cost
Resident 20 lbs. or less
Over 20 lbs.
$0.235 per each increment of 20 lbs.
Non-Resident  20 lbs. to 2,000 lbs.
More than 2,000 lbs.
$25.00 plus $25.00 per each additional ton
Commercial Less than 2,000 lbs.
More than 2,000 lbs.
$25.00 plus $25.00 per each additional ton

Tarp Law

Customers utilizing city disposal or processing sites must cover their loads by the containment of the vehicle or, if an open topped vehicle, by a covering (tarp). A $5.00 penalty will be assessed for customers not in compliance (Tarp Law-City Ordinance #72272).

Mulch for Purchase

Fine ground mulch is available for $0.03 per pound in increments of twenty (20) pounds. Bulk loading into a truck or trailer provided with this fee. Coarse ground mulch is free year-round. Christmas tree mulch is free and only available for a limited time after January 1st. Loading of coarse ground and Christmas tree mulch is not provided.