- Solid Waste & Recycling
- Residential Garbage
Residential solid waste is collected once per week from green (for garbage) and blue (for recycling), 96-gallon, City-provided wheeled carts. Upon request, a smaller, 48-gallon cart is usually available. The monthly rate is the same for either size. For those would like an additional cart for weekly collection, a second cart can be requested for a fee and additional monthly cost.
Bag and tie so trash won’t fly: Please bag all garbage and tightly secure the top of the trash bags before placing them in your cart. Small, loose items can “escape” when our trucks dump your cart causing windblown litter. Bagging garbage also prevents odors and residue in trash carts. Residents are responsible for cleaning their cart(s).
Please place your cart at the curb no earlier than 8 p.m. the night before your collection day.
Place your cart at the curb no later than 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.
Please keep your cart five feet away from any obstacles, including your mailbox or vehicle parked in the street. If your cart is blocked, our driver may have to skip it and there may be a fee to return
The cart lid must be closed for collection. Carts that are overfull may be skipped, and excess trash or recycling will need to be removed before we can return. There may be a fee to return. To purchase a tag for excess garbage, see the additional resources section below.
Let us know if a cart is lost or needs repair. Our container techs are happy to help!
Please keep these items out of your trash cart:
Bulky appliances, TV's, and all other electronics
Construction debris (including bricks, dirt, and rocks)
Flammable or combustible liquids or gasses (empty propane tanks are ok)
Household Hazardous Waste (Chemicals, cleaners, pain thinners, etc.)
Green Waste (tree branches, grass clippings, etc.)
Hot ashes or coals
WHEN IS MY TRASH DAY? WHEN IS MY RECYCLING DAY?
Use this interactive map to find out when trash and recycling is collected on your street.
Use the ADDRESS SEARCH area on the left side of the map and enter your address!
Residential Service Resources
Residential Service Fees
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If you need information that is not available on the website, believe your trash or recycling may have been missed, or would like to speak to a customer service representative please call 830-221-4040.
We strive to answer all calls within 24 hours if not before. Our office is closed on all major holidays.
Excess Garbage Tags
Occasionally, you may have excess bagged garbage that will not fit in your garbage cart. In order for any garbage to be picked up, it must fit in your cart with the lid closed, or if outside the cart, it must have a City-issued excess garbage tag attached to the bag. You can purchase five tags for $10 plus tax at:
- City Municipal Building - 424 S Castell Ave
- New Braunfels Utilities - 263 Main Plaza
Brush & Branches
Curbside Green Waste collection is for yard waste that can be placed into the kraft paper bags, each weighing less than 40 pounds, or that has been bundled with twine or rope in lengths less than four feet, weighing less than 40 pounds each.
If your yard project includes a large amount or weight of brush or branches, please schedule a special appointment for pick-up. There is a fee for this service. Please call our office and leave a message requesting brush pick up. A customer service representative will return your call within one business day to give you appointment availability, restrictions, fee information, and to schedule your pick-up.
Furniture & Appliances
Bulky items such as furniture and appliances are not collected by your weekly garbage truck. These items are collected by a special truck and team. If you need to dispose of these items, please call and leave a message at our office. A customer service representative will contact you regarding appointment availability, restrictions, fee information, and to schedule your pick up.
Furniture can also be brought to the next quarterly Bulky Goods Drop-Off, but appliances are not accepted. Bring appliances without Freon to the City Recycle Center.
Need a dumpster? The city’s dumpster rental program is currently suspended. Here is a list of private haulers who may be able to help you: