Commercial Garbage Collection
- Download the Commercial Rates Effective April 1, 2018
New Service RequestsAll 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 Waste Reduction Resources
As TCEQ states on their website, "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 at http://renewtx.net. It could save you money!
Commercial and industrial businesses are required to adhere to waste managment 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 at
Private Hauler Collection
Several private companies (haulers) already operate in the City, picking up recyclables from local businesses. Haulers that operate in the City limits are required to register with the City. Please call the Solid Waste and Recycling Division for a list of currently registered 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 at: https://www.refed.com/solutions/.
Commercial Solid Waste Hauler Permit
General Information, Instructions, And Permit Forms
(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
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
Permit fee 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.
The Solid Waste Division may conduct an inspection of vehicle(s) to determine suitability for solid waste operations.
Permitted Solid Waste Haulers
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.