Change in trash service 

Bulk trash pickup every other week begins April 3. The new service will alternate every other week with recyclable collection. Residential customers can learn when their bulk trash and their recyclables will be picked up with this map and this calendar. This interactive map is also available.

Tan garbage bins will continue to be emptied weekly.

The maps divide each collection day into a red zone and a blue zone. The calendar shows which weeks in each zone that bulk trash will be picked up and which weeks recyclables will be collected. The map, the calendar and lists of recyclable items and accepted bulk items will be inserted into customers’ March water bills.

Garbage and recyclables will continue to be picked up on the same day and in the same location for customers. Bulk items should be placed at least 3 feet away from the tan bin to avoid interfering with weekly trash collection.

Customers requested the change to more frequent bulk service, mainly to accommodate the collection of yard waste such as leaves and grass clippings. Yard waste, which is not recyclable, may also be placed in the tan bins.

Bulk items include furniture, appliances, mattresses, barbecue grills without propane tanks, toilets, carpeting, fencing, wooden pallets, bags of yard waste, and brush and limbs cut and bundled in lengths of no more than 4 feet.

Non-acceptable bulk items include household trash, tires, concrete, construction materials, glass, hazardous waste, roofing materials, propane tanks, soil and rocks. All except hazardous materials (such as paint) and propane tanks can be taken to the landfill. City water customers who bring a bill and a photo ID with a corresponding address to the landfill can get one free monthly dumping.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, customers may request a second green recycling bin at no cost by calling 325-657-4323 or visiting the Water Customer Service office at 122 W. 1st St., adjacent to City Hall. Those who request a second cart by the last week of March will receive the cart before April 1. Customers who request a second green bin after Oct. 1 will be charged a delivery fee of $21.18. Customers currently paying for a second recycling cart will have the charge removed from their account, effective April 1.

The City Council has also authorized the solid waste administrator to remove green recycling bins from customers who place garbage in them after being advised not to do so. San Angelo’s contamination rate – the amount of recyclables tainted by garbage – is approximately 35 percent.

Information about recycle and bulk trash pickup service

FAQ’s about changes in trash service

When does the new service start? New service will begin on April 1, 2017.

Will my bill go up? No, the contracted rate for service will not increase as a result of the new service.

Will my collection day change with the new service? No, collection days will remain the same as they were prior to the changes in service.

How do I know which week I will receive bulk or recycle collection? Please refer to the residential collection map and calendar.

Where do I set out my bulk items for collection? Bulk Items are collected in the same location as your trash. Do not block your tan trash cart with bulk items.

What can I set out for bulk collection and how much? There is a five-yard limit on bulk items. Items collected include appliances (refrigerators must have coolant removed and tagged), BBQ grills without propane tanks, small carpeting pieces, fencing, furniture, mattresses, toilets, wooden pallets, brush and limbs (cut and bundled with a 40-pound and 4-foot length maximum), bagged leaves and grass, weight benches.

How do I request a second recycling cart? Call the Water Customer Service office at 325-657-4323 or visit the office in person at 122 W. 1st St. There is no charge for a second green recycle cart. However, requests made after October 1, 2017, will be subject to a cart delivery fee of $21.18.

How do I request a 4-cubic yard dumpster for residential cleanup? Call Republic Services at 325-481-7700.


Read the trash audit here

The Operations Department is responsible for monitoring the collection of residential and non-residential solid waste within the City of San Angelo and monitoring landfill operations (i.e. cell closures, new cell development, Texas Commission of Environmental Quality regulatory activities, purchase of additional land for future landfill needs, etc.).

What to recycle

Republic's curbside recycling is an all-in-one program, meaning all recyclables are placed into one bin with no sorting, though all recyclables must be clean, empty, dry and not bagged. The following items should be placed in the green recycling cart:

  • Paper – shredded paper along with newspapers and inserts, mail, magazines and catalogs, phone books and assorted, mixed paper.
  • Plastics – jugs, bottles, tubs and cups.
  • Cardboard – cereal boxes, paper or frozen food boxes, and corrugated cardboard.
  • Cans – aluminum cans, clean food cans and aerosol cans.


What not to recycle

The following items should NOT be placed in recycling carts:

  • Plastic grocery bags.
  • Trash bags.
  • Waxed cartons.
  • Batteries.
  • Styrofoam, including food containers, cups and packing peanuts.
  • Glass.
  • Foil.
  • Pill bottles.
  • Plastic or metal clothes hangers.
  • Light bulbs.
  • Frozen food bags and chip bags.
  • Hazardous or toxic product containers (ex. paint cans or lighter fluid containers).
  • Food and wet waste.
  • Food-contaminated paper plates and napkins.
  • Appliances and electronics.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Garden hoses.
  • Rubber balls and sports equipment.
  • Tires.
  • Wood.
  • Yard waste.

SAFE Recycling

The San Angelo Friends of the Environment (SAFE) Recycling Center at 702 Warehouse Road will continue to accept many items that should not be placed in recycling containers, at no cost to the public. This includes:

  • Glass.
  • Batteries.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Cell phones and house phones.
  • Electronics


For more information about SAFE, call the recycling center at 325-659-0722. The center's hours of operation are:

  • Closed Sundays-Mondays
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays

Republic will partner twice yearly with SAFE on electronics recycling events, with dates to be announced.

Bulk pickup

City Council recently approved changes to the trash collection schedule to include every other week recycling and every other week bulk pickup.  The new service will begin April 1st. You can find your week for recycling or bulk collections by following this link  and determining your color, either red or blue, and matching it with the corresponding color on the schedule here,

Garbage collection

Regulations for garbage collection have been codified in Chapter 11.04 of the City of San Angelo's Code of Ordinances. The City contracts with Republic Services for garbage collection. Contact Republic by calling 325-481-7700 or visiting


Trash pickup is subject to be interrupted by six holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If a holiday occurs on a day regularly scheduled for trash pickup, check this website's News page or the City's Facebook page for how residential garbage pickup will be affected.

Residential collections

Residential collections will occur twice weekly until automated pickup and curbside recycling take effect. For details about residential collections, see Chapter 11.04.001-.002 of the Code of Ordinances. Charges for residential collections are billed on the monthly municipal services statement (commonly called "the water bill"). Fees for residential collections can be found in this chart

Residential collection schedule  

Residential collections can be established by calling the Water Customer Service Division at 325-657-4323.

Commercial collections

Commercial collections include businesses, industries, apartment complexes, construction sites and other non-single-family residences (such as apartment buildings). For details about commercial collections, see Chapter 11.04.005 of the Code of Ordinances

Service frequencies and rates for commercial collections can vary. Fees for commercial collections can be found in this chart.  Billings, service requests or changes to commercial services are facilitated through Republic Services. Republic can be contacted at 325-481-7700 or by visiting


The City contracts with Republic Services for the operation of the landfill at 3002 Old Ballinger Highway. Contact Republic at the landfill by calling 325-655-6869. The landfill's hours of operations are:

  • 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays
  • 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Closed Sundays

Landfill dumping fees fcan be found in this chart

Citizens free dumping

City residents may deliver items to the landfill, 3002 Old Ballinger Highway, at no charge once a month by providing a copy of their most recent municipal services statement (aka the water bill) and a valid ID with a name and address that matches the name and service address on the statement. 

The landfill will not accept the following:

  • PCB – Ballast from florescent lights
  • Batteries
  • Burn barrels
  • Anything containing freon
  • Enclosed drums
  • Motor oils
  • Radiation continued waste
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Explosives
  • Liquid paint
  • Petroleum products or byproducts

Republic has constructed a citizens convenience center near the landfill's entrance to provide easy access to self-haulers away from commercial customers disposing of waste. Republic personnel will direct customers to bays and help sort recyclables. 

Free mulch is also available at the landfill. 

Landfill operations are interrupted by six holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The landfill will remain open until 5:30 the Saturday following the holiday to accommodate additional deliveries. 

Total Revenues Deposited Fiscal Year 2016

Host Fees:

$ 364,148

Landfill Lease:

$ 576,228

Commercial Collection:

$ 350,447

Residential Contract Fee:

$ 251,716

Residential Billing Services Fee:

$ 251,716

Farm Lease:

$ 18,993

Total Revenues Deposited Last FY:

$ 1,813,248



Monies Paid to Republic by City –  FY16

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – April:

 $ 30,201

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – May:

$ 31,743
Citizens Free Dumping Overages – June:  $ 32,985 

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – July:

$ 32,744

Total Monies Paid to Republic FY16:

$ 127,673



Total Revenues Deposited FY17 Year-to-Date

Host Fees:

$ 231,093

Landfill Lease:

$ 434,592

Commercial Collection:

$ 236,198

Residential Contract Fee:

$ 173,965

Residential Billing Services Fee:

$ 173,965

Total Revenues Deposited YTD:

$ 1,249,813



Recycling Tonnages Year-to-Date




Contamination %

 January 2017 430 tons  296 tons   31%  
 February 2017 332 tons   232 tons   30% 
 March 2017   376 tons    256 tons    32%  
 April 2017  256 tons    186 tons   27% 
 May 2017      

June 2017 

July 2017      
August 2017      
September 2017      
October 2017      
November 2017      
December 2017      

Total Recycling YTD

 1,394 tons

 970 tons

 30% Avg.


Landfill's customer convenience center makes dumping easier

A new citizens convenience center at the City of San Angelo landfill makes it easier than ever for the public to drop off unwanted items, appliances and other debris at the facility.

Built for approximately $250,000 by Republic Services under its contract with the City to operate the landfill, the center features eight drop-off lanes to accommodate passenger vehicles and small trailers delivering bulky loads of garbage. It opened in early January.

The landfill, 3002 Old Ballinger Highway, is open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. City residents are allowed one free dumping per month if they show a recent water bill and a photo ID with a corresponding address.

Located near the landfill’s entrance, the convenience center is completely paved, allowing the public to dispose of waste without entering the rough terrain of the facility’s industrial area. Users will pull up to a raised platform that allows them to easily and safely unload bulk items at any one of four bays. The center also sports an appliance drop-off spot and planned xeriscaping.

“The new citizens convenience center represents another upgrade to San Angelo’s solid waste services, as did curbside recycling and free quarterly bulk pickup,” Operations Director Shane Kelton said. “Our citizens have long been able to use the landfill for free once a month. Now they can do so more easily – and cleanly – than ever.”

Automated pickup and curbside recycling

Garbage collection occurs once a week. On the same day, a separate truck will pick up either recyclables or bulk trash items; collection of those will alternate every other week.. Pickup will typically occur on the front curb if most of the homes on a street have front garages or in the alley if that’s where most of the homes’ garages are located.

Special pick-up services are available at no additional charge to disabled customers who cannot move the carts. To receive that service, customers must fill out and submit this disability exemption request form.

Each home’s tan-colored trash cart should be reserved for bagged household waste and bagged grass clippings and weeds. On the same day the tan cart is emptied, a separate truck will come by to either pick up bulk items or empty the home’s green cart of the recyclables inside. With the exception of shredded paper, recyclables should not be bagged.

By 7 a.m. on collection day, customers should roll their carts, which are easy to move and maneuver, to their front curb or within 2 feet of the alley, depending upon a home's collection location. (Many customers put their carts out the evening before.) The cart’s handles should be facing backward, toward the home. Carts and bulk items need to be placed at least 3 feet (approximately one medium-sized step) from each other, from trees and from mailboxes, and at least 5 feet from any parked vehicles. This ensures the carts can be emptied via the controls inside the new automated trucks. Improper bin placement forces Republic personnel to leave the truck, slowing service.

Once emptied, customers should return their carts to their homes by noon the following day.

Citizens can assist in the collection service by:

  • Properly placing their bins and bulk items in their collection spot by 7 a.m. on their pickup day. A map of the collection schedule is available by clicking here for collection schedule map.
  • Placing all materials inside one of the provided bins. Waste left on the ground or in a personal trash container will not be picked up.
  • Bagging the garbage placed in the tan bins, which prevents trash from being spilled.
  • With the exception of shredded paper, recyclables should not be bagged before being placed in the green bin.
  • Filling out a disability exemption form if a physical handicap prevents a customer from moving a trash cart. The form, which requires a doctor’s signature, is available at
  • Filling out an online request for additional bins if they wish to have more garbage or recycling carts. The form is available at
  • Removing bins from streets once they have been emptied.
  • Calling Republic Services at 325-481-7700 or visiting if they have questions.