Bobcats Give Back


Help keep valuable resources out of the landfill by donating your unwanted goods this summer. The City of San Marcos is launching Bobcats Give Back, a sustainable move-out program focused on alleviating trash issues during the summer move-out turn. During July, students can donate clothing, non-perishable food, small appliances, pet supplies, hygiene goods, and furniture at participating sites. All donations will benefit local organizations. 

The team will also operate a Residential Drop-off site Friday-Saturday on Craddock Avenue between Sonora and Sagewood Trail July 12-13, July 19-20, and July 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 6 PM each day. Look for the Resource Recovery pop-up tent.

Donations will be collected July 8 to August 2 at participating apartment complexes: Cabana Beach, Copper Beech, Elevation on Post, Grove San Marcos, Hillside Ranch, Iconic Village, River Oaks Villas, Savannah Club, Treehouse, University Club, Uptown Square, Vie Lofts, and Westfield.

For more information call 512.393.8407.

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing (any conditions)
  • Food (boxed, bagged, and canned)
  • Furniture only accepted at residential drop-off site. Please note: mattresses, couches, upholstered or damaged furniture will NOT be accepted.
  • Pet Supplies (food, leashes, and grooming supplies). Please note: kennels and dog beds will NOT be accepted.
  • Small Electronics (any condition)
  • Soaps (laundry detergent, shampoo, hand soap, etc) Pet supplies (food, leashes, grooming supplies, bowls)
donation items accepted

Items NOT Accepted

  • Bags of trash
  • Mattresses, couches, upholstered or damaged furniture (at residential site; no furniture accepted at apartment complexes)
  • Heavily soiled or wet textiles
residential drop-off site details

Thank you to our partners for helping to donate to our local Non-Profit partners during move out!

Participating Partners and Local Non-Profit Partners
Participating ACT Ally Partners Local Non-Profit Partners
Cabana Beach San Marcos Animal Shelter
Copper Beech  Goodwill
Elevation on Post Greater San Marcos Youth Council
Grove San Marcos Green Guy Recycling
Hillside Ranch Habitat ReStore
Iconic Village Hays County Food Bank
River Oaks Villas Hays-Caldwell Women's Shelter
Savannah Club JOSCO
Treehouse Redwood Community Center
University Club  
Uptown Square  
Vie Lofts  


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