Brush Collection Center

Residential brush and leaves can be dropped off at the Bitters Brush Recycling Center to be recycled into mulch. When visiting the brush center, residents need to bring a recent copy of their CPS Energy Bill showing payment of the Environmental Fee, and a photo ID.

Accepted Materials

  • Paper bagged leaves (no plastic tape)
  • Shrubs
  • Tree branches
  • Woody Vines

Unaccepted Materials

  • Bulky household items
  • Car tires
  • Construction, roofing, or demolition material
  • Grass clippings
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Plastic bagged leaves*
  • Soil & rocks
  • Trash


Location Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed on holidays)

Bitters Brush Recycling Center

1800 Wurzbach Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78216
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Service Fees


  • 20 Ibs. or less: $0.25
  • Over 20 Ibs.: $0.25 per each increment of 20 lbs.

Tarp Law

If you are using a city disposal or processing center, you must use a tarp to cover your vehicle. A $5 penalty will be assessed for customers not in compliance.

Purchasing Mulch

  • Fine ground mulch can be purchased for $0.03 per pound in increments of 20 pounds. Bulk loading into a truck or trailer provided with this fee.
  • Coarse ground mulch is free year-round
  • Christmas tree mulch is free and only available for a limited time after January 1st
  • Loading of coarse ground and Christmas tree mulch is not provided