Solid Waste & Recycling Division

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When to Put Your Garbage and Recycling Cart Out

  • Residential garbage, recycling and green waste collection begins at 6:30 a.m.
  • Carts can be placed on the curb after 8 p.m. the night before your pick-up day or before 6:30 a.m. on your pick-up day.
  • If carts are not on the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day, a fee of $16.24 will be assessed if residents want trucks to return before their next scheduled pick-up day.
  • See City Ordinance Section 110-4 for more details on residential garbage, recycling, and green waste collection.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Fri, Sep 29

    1. City Holiday: Comal County Fair Day Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Friday, September 29th, 2023, in observance of the Comal County Fair Day holiday.
      City Holiday: Comal County Fair Day
  2. Sat, Oct 21

    1. Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Bring household hazardous waste items (like chemicals & cleaners) for proper disposal and recycling. Chemical and business waste is not accepted.
      Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
  1. Sat, Dec 9

    1. Bulky Goods Drop Off Bulky Goods Day is a free service offered once a quarter at four sites throughout the City where residents can dispose of large, bulky trash items like furniture, mattresses and car tires.
      Bulky Goods Drop Off
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Holiday Service

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.
  • Commercial customers, if you plan to close on a holiday that is not observed by the city AND your dumpster will not be accessible to our trucks (behind a closed fence, etc.) please leave a message at our office at least three business days before that day to discuss other arrangements. If you do not contact us beforehand and we are unable to service your dumpster on your regular pick-up day, a return service fee will apply.

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Additional Resources

  1. Mesquite Creek Landfill
  2. Comal County Recycling Center
  3. Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan
  4. Contact Us

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.