Garbage and Recycling
Changes Coming to Recycling
We’d like to let you know about changes with our residential recycling that includes new bins, trucks and services that will roll by early March. Each home will receive a NEW 64-gallon green cart with yellow lid for items considered recycling. For Boerne Utilities customers, there will be no additional cost for these new recycle bins and new programs.
There are other changes as well. Bulky item and Brush pick-up will now occur monthly, as opposed to every six months. Also, as part of this transition, Boerne utilities customers will now be able to take advantage of hazardous waste collection. Contact Waste Management’s ‘At Your Door’ at 800-449-7587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any immediate questions you can call customer service at 830-249-9511 (option 1).
Residential Garbage Collection
Waste Management, operating under a contract with the City, provides a 96-gallon waste wheeler for each residential waste collection account. Each waste wheeler is assigned a serial number for a specific residential address and is used by the occupants at that address, even when the property changes hands. See new route maps here (PDF)
To ensure collection, place the waste wheeler and bags of trash at the curb by 7 AM on the service day. The automatic lift that empties the waste wheeler containers can handle up to 50 pounds, so avoid placing rocks, dirt and other heavy items in the container. Containers that cannot be lifted will be left so the customer can redistribute the contents for the following week’s pickup or for the bulky item collection. See new route maps here (PDF)
Waste Management provides recycling service each week under a contract with the City. The service is included as part of your monthly solid waste fee. Waste Management provides a container for your recyclable items. All items can be placed together in the container. If your container is stolen or damaged, call the Customer Service Office at 830-249-9511 to get a replacement.
|RECYCLABLES must be dry, loose (not bagged) and include ONLY the following:|
|Aluminum cans - empty||Newspaper, Mail|
|PET bottles with the symbol #1 - with screw tops only - empty||Glass food and beverage containers - brown, clear, or green - empty|
|HDPE plastic bottles with the symbol #2 (milk, water bottles detergent, and shampoo bottles, etc.) - empty||Magazines, glossy inserts and pamphlets|
|Plastic containers with symbols #3 - #7 - empty (no Styrofoam/extruded polystyrene foam)||Uncoated paperboard (ex. cereal boxes; food and snack boxes)|
|Steel and tin cans - empty||Uncoated printing, writing and office paper|
|Phone books||Old corrugated containers/previously used cardboard boxes (uncoated)|
Items NOT accepted
|NON-RECYCLABLES include, but are not limited to the following:|
|Plastic bags and bagged materials (even if containing recyclables)||Microwavable trays||Mirrors|
|Window or auto glass||Styrofoam (extruded polystyrene foam)||Propane tanks, batteries|
|Aseptic containers/shelf-stable containers (ex. juice, soup, broth, & wine boxes)||Cartons/Gable Top (ex. refrigerated milk, cream & egg substitute containers)||Light bulbs|
|Coated cardboard||Porcelain and ceramics||Plastics unnumbered|
|Glass and metal cookware/bake ware||Coat hangers||Hoses, cords, wires|
|Household appliances and electronics||Flexible plastic or film packaging and multi-laminated materials||Yard waste, construction debris, and wood|
|Food waste, and liquids, containers containing such items||Needles, syringes, IV bags or other medical supplies||Excluded materials or containers which contain excluded materials (non-recyclable materials inside of other non-recyclable materials)|
|Textiles, cloth, or any fabric (bedding, pillow, sheets, etc.)||Any recyclables materials or pieces of recyclables less than 4" in size in any dimension||Napkins, paper towels, tissue, paper plates, paper cups and plastic utensils|
To find out what day of the week your garbage, recycling and Bulky items/brush are collected, click Garbage, Recycling and Bulky/Brush Collection Routes List (PDF).