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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City Hosts Bulky Goods Drop-Off Event on Sept. 19

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The City of New Braunfels will host a Bulky Goods Drop-Off (BGD) on Saturday, September 19, from 7am to 11am.

The last vehicle in line at 11 o’clock will be the last one assisted. Please remember to practice social distancing, wear a mask during interactions, and wait in your car for your materials to be unloaded.   All locations require residents to bring a current NBU/GVEC bill and valid state-issued photo ID to participate.  The City-operated BGD sites are:  

  • City Municipal Building - 424 South Castell Avenue

  • Comal County Goodwin Annex - 1297 Church Hill Drive

  • City Hall – 550 Landa Street

  • Walnut Springs Elementary - 1900 South Walnut Avenue 

This event is held quarterly for large item garbage drop-off for residential ratepayers.  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 participating 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 allowable 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.  Meanwhile, 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 the Mesquite Creek Landfill located at 1700 Kohlenberg Lane. 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 water heaters, chain-link fencing, BBQ grills, and metal appliances without Freon (like clothes washers or dryers). The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8am to 12pm then 12:30pm to 4pm.  The facility is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and City holidays.  More information can be found at www.nbtexas.org/recyclecenter.

For items that are not accepted at BGD, or for residents that are unable to transport to a site, the City offers appointments for curbside bulk pick-up.  For fees and details, contact the City of New Braunfels Solid Waste and Recycling Division at (830) 221-4040.  For more information on BGD, visit www.nbtexas.org/bulkygoods

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