Curbside Garbage Collection

Three brown trash cans of differing sizes.

Residential garbage is collected once per week. Please follow the curbside collection guidelines when setting out your cart.

How to Use the Brown Cart

  • Place garbage in plastic bags and secure tightly.
  • Make sure the lid can close.
  • For an additional pick-up, call 3-1-1 or 210-207-6000. This is available up to 3 times per year for a small fee.
  • To report a lost or damaged cart, call 3-1-1 or 210-207-6000.

Unaccepted Items

Brown garbage carts are for regular household trash only. Examples of prohibited items include:

Lower Your Collection Fee

Brown trash carts are available in three sizes. The smaller the size, the lower the monthly collection fee.

Cart Downsizing