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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Bulky Goods Drop-Off Event March 23rd

The City of New Braunfels will host its next Bulky Goods Drop-Off (BGD) on Saturday, March 23rd from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The last vehicle in line at 11 o’clock will be the last one assisted.

All locations require residents to bring a current NBU/GVEC bill and valid state-issued ID to participate.  The City-operated BGD sites are:

•            City Municipal Building - 424 S. Castell Ave.

•            Comal County Goodwin Annex - 1297 Church Hill Dr.

•            City Hall – 550 Landa St.

•            Walnut Springs Elementary - 1900 S. Walnut Ave.

BGD is held quarterly and is a large item drop-off for residential households.  At City sites, participants can bring a maximum of five household, oversized trash items, and up to four whole passenger car tires without rims.  Each household is allowed one load per event.  Items accepted at City-operated sites include non-metal items that are larger in weight or dimension than allowed in a curbside trash cart.  Examples of items that often meet those criteria include: furniture items (such as mattresses, chairs, couches, bed frames, bookcases, and tables), kiddie pools, storage bins, and high-volume ice chests.

Metal items and materials generated from construction, demolition, and remodeling debris are not accepted at City-operated BGD sites.  Prohibited items include appliances, green waste (leaves, branches, twigs, etc.), bagged or commercial garbage, lumber, tile, carpeting, drywall, flooring, pallets, electronics, and hazardous waste.  Blown-out, partial, motorcycle, ATV, and lawn mower tires are also prohibited.

An additional site that residents can utilize is Mesquite Creek Landfill at 1700 Kohlenberg Ln. At the landfill, which is operated by Waste Management:

-             All vehicle occupants must wear a safety vest. 

-             No tires or appliances are accepted. 

-             All trailers must go to the landfill and they must be covered with a tarp.

Call (830) 625-7894 for additional information about this site.

The City Recycle Center accepts scrap metal items such as a water heater, chain-link fencing, a BBQ grill, and metal appliances without Freon (like a clothes washer or a clothes dryer). The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Mondays, and City holidays.  Further information on the City Recycle Center can be found at www.nbtexas.org/recyclecenter.

For items that are not accepted at BGD, or residents are unable to transport to a site, the City offers curbside bulk pick-up appointments, and temporary dumpster rentals to residential customers. For fees and details on these services, contact the City of New Braunfels Solid Waste & Recycling Division at (830) 221-4040.

            To receive notifications about special collection events, download the free Recycle Coach smartphone app from the Apple or Android stores.  Residents can also sign up for the Keep Me Informed feature on the City’s website by entering contact information and choosing the Solid Waste and Recycling list.

For more information on BGD, visit www.nbtexas.org/bulkygoods.

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