- Solid Waste & Recycling
- Commercial Garbage
Commercial Garbage Collection
The City of New Braunfels offers a variety of solid waste and recycling services for commercial businesses located inside the City limits. The information below can help you better understand those services and the rates associated with them. Please call and leave a message at our office (830-221-4040) and the Commercial Foreman will return your call to customize a container size and collection schedule to fit your needs.
Holiday Closure Note: Commercial customers, if you plan to close on a holiday that is not observed by the city AND your dumpster will not be accessible to our trucks (behind a closed fence, etc.) please leave a message at our office at least three business days before that day to discuss other arrangements. If you do not contact us beforehand and we are unable to service your dumpster on your regular pick-up day, a return service fee will apply.
New Service Information
All new container service requests must comply with standards for container pads and enclosures for commercial containers as described in Section 110-58 prior to collection by the city.
The Commercial Foreman will assist you in determining the size of container and number of collections needed.
Commercial Container Options & Rates
The Commercial Division offers collection one to six days per week from a variety of container sizes depending on your business' needs.
Commercial Waste Reduction Resources
As TCEQ states, "the Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste (RENEW) is a free materials-exchange network established by the Texas Legislature in 1987 to promote the reuse or recycling of industrial wastes." RENEW is online listing for materials that are generated by businesses or materials that are needed for commercial use.
Check out the RENEW page to see what you might be able to provide or receive from another Texas business. It could save you money!
Industrial & Hazardous Waste
Commercial and industrial businesses are required to adhere to waste management and recycling policies set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). As noted on their website, "the regulations that govern industrial and hazardous waste recycling are fairly complex." It is suggested that any business interested in these practices view publication RG-240.
Private Hauler Collection
Several private companies (haulers) are permitted to operate within the city. These haulers may be able to pick up recyclables from your business. Here is the current list of permitted private haulers:
The City does not provide curbside collection for commercial recycling. However, multi-family residents and commercial businesses can bring recyclables to the City Recycle Center for no charge.
ReFED: Rethink Food Waste
ReFED is a nonprofit organization that has developed resources for reducing the volume of food that ends up in landfills every day. They provide solutions, reports, and guides for commercial entities to reduce their food waste. Check out some of the solutions available on ReFED's website.
Commercial Solid Waste Hauler Permit
(Effective January 1, 2019): All commercial haulers that collect, haul, or transport commercial solid waste from any location in the City or transport waste over any public street, alley, or highway in with the City are required to have a Commercial Solid Waste Hauler Permit.
All commercial solid waste haulers requiring permits must provide the following documentation:
• Proof of Insurance Coverage
Please return completed forms to:
City of New Braunfels
Solid Waste and Recycling Division
550 Landa Street
New Braunfels Texas 78130
Fees based on Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) are as follows:
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Annual Permit Fee
6,999 lbs or less $150
7,000 lbs or more $2,000
NOTE: Vehicle Inspections - The Solid Waste Division may conduct an inspection of vehicle(s) to determine suitability for solid waste operations.
Permit fees can be paid in an annual lump sum due on January 1 or in quarterly permits due on January 1, April 1, July 1, and September 1 of each calendar year. The fee is not pro-rated. Payments should be made payable to the City of New Braunfels and should be submitted with a completed application form, vehicle list form, customer list form, and proof of insurance coverage. Permits are effective for twelve months from the date of issuance.
Regulation of Operations
Section 110-12 of the Code of Ordinances contains specific rules and regulations concerning the commercial hauling of solid waste.
All commercial haulers must adhere to the rules.
Noncompliance may result in the issuance of various fines and penalties.