Solid Waste / Recycling

Solid Waste is a division of the Community Services Department. Its mission is to manage the solid waste services in San Marcos by providing an integrated solid waste system that is responsive to the City's vision and growth. It includes the Keep San Marcos Beautiful Program to educate and engage San Marcos citizens to take responsibility for improving our community environment through litter prevention, beautification, waste reduction and sustainability.

Residential Trash Collection, Recycling & Bulk Waste Pickup


Texas Disposal Systems provides residential solid waste services to San Marcos residential customers, including:
  • Weekly Garbage Collection at the curb
  • Bi-Weekly Single Stream Recycling and Green Waste service for single family residences
  • Weekly Single Stream Recycling for apartment complexes
  • Bulk pickup of yard waste, furniture, and appliances (3 cubic yards- 4 times a year at no extra charge!)
To request a bulk pickup, please call 512-393-8407.

Apartments & Commercial Customers


Apartment residents are served through private contractors provided by the apartment complex for trash collection but will use the City contractor for recycle services. Commercial businesses must make their own arrangements for trash and recycle collection with private contractors. Apartment residents may still use the Green Guy Recycling Drop Off Center.