Solid Waste & Recycling Division
Information about regular and semi-regular events held by the Solid Waste & Recycling Division, including Household Hazardous Waste, Bulky Items, and Electronics disposal events.
Holiday Service Schedule
There is no commercial or residential collection on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day. Collection that falls on those holidays are made up the next service day, and all collection days after will shift by one day.
- Collection will follow normal schedules for all other holidays and observances.
- The City Recycle Center is closed on all City holidays.
See the complete list of City of New Braunfels Holidays
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Mesquite Creek Landfill
The Mesquite Creek Landfill is operated by Waste Management and is located at FM 1101 and Kohlenberg Rd. Contact the facility at (830) 625-7894.
The Comal County Recycling Center is operated by Comal County and is located at 281 Resource Dr. off of Hwy 46 West. View their website or call 830-643-3781
Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan
In 2019, the City of New Braunfels Solid Waste and Recycling Division completed a 20-year visioning plan that considers current programs and services while looking to meet future needs. SCS Engineers was selected to assist the City in creating a guiding document that would outline the most applicable and fiscally responsible solid waste management strategies for our community. In addition, the Plan
- Identified goals and objectives,
- Established a baseline (FY 2016-2017),
- Forecasted waste streams,
- Evaluated options to increase landfill diversion and manage future waste streams,
- Assessed financial requirements, and
- Prepared an implementation plan.
The proposed action items are categorized into short term (1-5 years), medium term (6-10 years) and long term (10-20) years.
The Plan was approved by City Council on July 8, 2019.