Recycling

Overview


Curbside recycling collection is provided to all single-family and some smaller, multifamily dwellings. Residents who live in apartments and condominiums can drop-off recyclables at the City Recycle Center.

Check out this video about recycling in New Braunfels!

Curbside

Days of Service


View the Days of Service Map.

Curbside

Recycling Rules


Help us collect your recyclables by following these rules:
  • Clean out containers.
  • Flatten boxes - cardboard should be cut into pieces no longer than 18 inches.
  • Do not bag items - leave them loose in your cart.
  • Secure shredded paper in a paper bag and staple it shut.
  • Become familiar with the Accepted Items list. Keep trash, Styrofoam, and plastic bags out.
  • Keep your cart five feet away from any obstacle, including Green Waste.
  • Place your cart at the curb with the wheels and handle facing your home.
  • Place the cart out no earlier than 8:00 pm the day before collection.
  • Place the cart out no later than 6:30 am on the day of collection.
Click here to download the recycling information brochure.

Can I Recycle That?


Yes
No
Plastic containers #1-7,
less than 5 gallons in size
Plastic bags
Plastic wrap
Styrofoam
Cups, plates, utensils
Hangers
Hoses
Newspaper
Paper
Junk mail
Magazines
Catalogs
Cardboard
Paperboard
Milk and Juice Cartons
Tissues
Paper towels
Napkins
Wax coated cardboard
Coated paper bags
Cups, plates, utensils
Pizza boxes
Glass bottles
Glass jars
Mirrors
Ceramics
Vases
Drinking glasses
Aluminum cans
Aluminum foil
Steel cans
Tin cans
Hangers
Wires
Cords
Chains


View a printable PDF of recycling information.

How Can I Recycle or Properly Dispose of Other Items?


Learn how to recycle or properly dispose of these common items:
Resources