Garbage Collection for Residents

Residential garbage is collected once per week from green, 96-gallon city-provided carts. For those with mobility issues, a 48-gallon cart is available. For those who may find one garbage cart with once-a-week collection inadequate, a second cart will be available. Contact us for details at (830) 221-4040.

Days of Service
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Collection Rules
Help us collect your garbage by following these rules:
  • Bag it up - Place sealed plastic bags in your cart; don't throw in small, loose items. Bagging garbage prevents odors and reduces windblown litter upon collection.
  • Place your cart at the curb no earlier than 8:00 pm on the night before collection.
  • Place your cart at the curb no later than 6:30 am on the day of collection.
  • Keep your cart five feet away from any obstacles including your mailbox.
  • The lid must close for collection. Overloaded carts will receive a violation tag.

Keep these items out of the trash:
  • Bricks
  • Bulky appliances
  • Construction debris
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt
  • Flammable or combustible liquids or gasses
  • Green waste
  • Hot ashes or coals
  • Rocks
  • Tires
  • TVs and electronics