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 & Bulky 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
  • Bulky pickup of yard waste, furniture, and appliances (3 cubic yards- 4 times a year at no extra charge!)
To request bulky pickup, please call TDS at 800-375-8375 and press "2" for Customer Service.

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.

Recycle Information


Questions or comments? Contact us at:
Community Services
City of San Marcos
630 E Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Email Community Services
Phone: 512-393-8407
Multi-Family Recycle Website