Green Waste

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Curbside Collection

Green waste consists of plant trimmings that residents place in City-provided Green Waste paper bags or bundle with rope or twine for curbside collection on the same day as recycling.  This program is only available to residential ratepayers. Download a PDF version of this information. The collected Green Waste is delivered to the Comal County Rural Recycling location and chipped into free mulch. Curbside Green Waste collection is not provided to apartments, condominiums, or businesses. Remember, don't put trash in your green waste bags!  Your trash could damage equipment and jeopardize the program!

Please Remember:

  • Use only paper green waste bags, either City-provided or purchased from retailers. Must be 30-gallon size and made of kraft paper.
  • Branches: cut into 4-foot lengths and tie bundle with rope or twine.
  • Each bag and each bundle must weigh less than 40 pounds.
  • Place your bags and bundles at the curb leaving 5 feet between all Green Waste and your Recycling cart
  • Place them at the curb no earlier than * p.m. the day before your collection day, and no later than 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection.
  • The limit is 10 Green Waste bags per week
  • Please roll the top of the bags to close them. Bags closed by any other means (tape, staples, etc.) will not be collected.  

What Can I Put in a Green Waste Bag?

  1. Acceptable Items
  2. Prohibited Items

Feel free to put the following items in your green waste bags for collection:


  • Garden trimmings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Branches, Limbs, and Twigs
  • Natural Christmas Trees (if 8-feet or taller than the tree must be cut in half)
    • NOTE: No Flocking or Decorations should be on the tree


Additional Green Waste Resources

  1. Green Waste Bags
  2. Home Composting
  3. Mulch
  4. Grass Clippings

Green Waste Bags


Two bundles of green waste bags per week will be provided to residential customers who visit one of the following locations (while supplies last):

  • City Recycle Center - 488 S Castell Ave
  • City Library - 700 E Common St
  • Landa Recreation Center - 164 Landa Park Dr    (Labor Day to Memorial Day Only)
  • City Hall - 550 Landa St
  • City Municipal Building - 424 S Castell Ave

Paper lawn and leaf bags may also be purchased from several local retailers and are clearly marked as lawn and leaf. Plastic bags will not be collected.

Please remember, Green Waste collection is for residential customers only.