July 4 holiday

There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill services on Monday, July 4, during the holiday weekend.

July 7 forum to focus on trash services

The City of San Angelo will host a town hall forum to gather citizen input on garbage collection services at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the McNease Convention Center.

The forum will be conducted in the City Council chambers at the Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, and broadcast live on SATV, Suddenlink channel 117, and at cosatx.us/watch.

Additionally, the City will be gathering input via an online survey and further forums. Details of those efforts will be announced at the July 7 gathering.

The City Council on June 7 considered a move to monthly bulk pickup and collection of recyclables every other week. While the Council voiced support for the move, it wanted to solicit public opinion on other possible changes to trash service that might be incorporated at the same time.

Some citizens have told their Council representative they prefer, for instance, alley pickup. Some alleys in older neighborhoods are not wide enough or have the necessary overhead clearance to accommodate the automated trucks used by Republic Services, the City’s contracted trash collector. Alley pickup in those areas would require a reversion to workers manually emptying trash containers into trucks.

Operations Director Shane Kelton noted such customized service can be accommodated, but it would come with a price to customers.

“Some areas of town do not have alleyways,” Kelton said. “Whether citizens in those neighborhoods would be supportive of a change in rates to accommodate alley pickup in other areas of town remains to be seen.”

With the exception of Abilene, San Angelo’s rates are the lowest in West Texas. San Angelo is the only West Texas city that offers curbside recycling, free bulk pickup and a free monthly dumping at the landfill.

Solid Waste Division

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.).

Trash/Recycling Educational Videos 

 

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 and dry. 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.
  • 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.
  • Motor oil and filters.
  • Electronics,
  • Plastic bags.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Cell phones and house phones.

 

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.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays

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

Free quarterly bulk pickup

In addition to curbside recycling, the contract calls for quarterly pickup of bulk items such as furniture and large appliances. 

Click here for information about residential quarterly bulk pickup. 

Click here for bulk pickup map and current quarter dates.

Click here for bulk pickup 2016 dates.

Out-of-service bulk pickup is available for a fee. To request that service, call Republic Services at 325-481-7700.

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 republicservices.com.

Holidays

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 republicservices.com.

Landfill

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
  • E-Waste
  • 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 Last Fiscal Year

Host Fees:

$ 391,286

Landfill Lease:

$ 573,000

Commercial Collection:

$ 346,927

Residential Contract Fee:

$ 246,855

Residential Billing Services Fee:

$ 246,855

Farm Lease:

$ 29,604

Total Revenues Deposited Last FY:

$ 1,834,527

 

 

Monies Paid to Republic by City – Last Fiscal Year

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – July:

$ 7,023

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – August:

$ 28,269

Total Monies Paid to Republic Last FY:

$ 35,292

 

 

Total Revenues Deposited FY16 Year-to-Date

Host Fees:

$ 143,362

Landfill Lease:

$ 288,114

Commercial Collection:

$ 145,937

Residential Contract Fee:

$ 105,129

Residential Billing Services Fee:

$ 105,129

Total Revenues Deposited YTD:

$ 787,671

 

 

Recycling Tonnages Year-to-Date

Month

Gross

Net

Contamination %

August 2015

 364 tons

263 tons

28%

September 2015

351 tons

268 tons

24%

October 2015

364 tons

255 tons

30%

November 2015

353 tons

255 tons

28%

December 2015

449 tons

293 tons

35%

January 2016

399 tons 250 tons   37% 
February 2016 374 tons 274 tons  27%
March 2016  469 tons  314 tons  33% 

Total Recycling YTD

 3,123 tons

 2172 tons

 30% Avg.

 

Landfill's new 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 and curbside recycling occur once a week on the same day. 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 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 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 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 cosatx.us/SolidWaste.
  • Filling out an online request for additional bins if they wish to have more garbage or recycling carts. The form is available at cosatx.us/SolidWaste.
  • Removing bins from streets once they have been emptied.
  • Calling Republic Services at 325-481-7700 or visiting cosatx.us/SolidWaste if they have questions.