Garbage / Recycling

The Community Clean Ups and Brush Drop Offs have been rescheduled for June 13 and July 11. Residents will need to bring their utility bill (to prove they pay the garbage rate) and wear a mask. There are special procedures to help with social distancing. We need everyone to be patient during this transition of unloading. Thank you for your patience!

Resource Recovery is a division of the Neighborhood Enhancement 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 by adding programs to help increase landfill diversion. 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 Curbside Services

Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) provides residential solid waste services to San Marcos residential customers, including:

  • Weekly Trash Collection
  • Bi-Weekly Single Stream Recycling and Green Waste service for single family residences
  • Bulk pickup of yard waste, furniture, and appliances (3 cubic yards- 4 times a year at no extra charge!)
  • Sign up for service notifications on the TDS Waste Wizard!


Trash for apartment residents are served through permitted private contractors provided by the apartment complex. The City contracts with TDS for on-site recycle service. Apartment residents may use Green Guy Recycling Drop Off Center.

Commercial Customers

Commercial businesses must make their own arrangements for trash and recycle collection with permitted private contractors. View a list of permitted haulers.