Thanksgiving holiday trash service

There will be no trash pickup and the landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Residents whose scheduled pickup day is Thursday will receive service Friday, Nov. 23. Residents whose normal collection day is Friday will receive service Saturday, Nov. 24. Commercial customers whose normal collection day is Thursday will instead receive service either Wednesday or Friday.

Solid Waste

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.).

Information about recycle and bulk trash pickup service

Landfill accepts electronics 

San Angelo residents can recycle electronics at the City landfill, located at 3002 Old Ballinger Highway.

Republic Services will accept electronics from people with a photo ID that shows a San Angelo address. The landfill is open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The free service will be provided year-round.

Electronics that will be accepted include televisions, computers, stereos and cellphones. The landfill also accepts appliances, which can also be picked up during a household’s bulk trash pickup day every other week. The landfill does not accept batteries.

For other recycling options, click here.

Automated pickup and curbside recycling

Residential 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.

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.

Customers may request a second green recycling bin at no monthly cost by calling 325-657-4323 or visiting the Water Customer Service office at 301 W. Beauregard Ave. Customers who request a second green recycling bin will be charged a delivery fee of $21.79.

The City Council has 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.

Other recycling options

For other recycling options, click here.

Bulk pickup

Bulk trash pickup alternates every other week with recyclable collection. Residential customers can learn when their bulk trash and their recyclables will be picked up with this interactive map  and calendar.

Tan garbage bins are 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.

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.

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 once a week. 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 can 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 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. Only one dumping is allowed per monthly statement. All documents must be original. No photo copies are accepted.

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. 

Landfill's customer convenience center makes dumping easier

A 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.

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.

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 on the right-hand sidebar of this page.
  • Removing bins from streets once they have been emptied.
  • Calling Republic Services at 325-481-7700 or visiting if you have questions.

Total Revenues Deposited Fiscal Year 2017

Host Fees:

$ 362,522

Landfill Lease:

$ 579,460

Commercial Collection:

$ 361,281

Residential Contract Fee:

$ 261,157

Residential Billing Services Fee:

$ 261,157

Farm Lease:

$ 19,372

Total Revenues Deposited Last FY:

$ 1,844,976



Monies Paid to Republic by City –  FY17

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – March:   $   4,436 

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – April:

 $ 33,677

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – May:

$ 31,916
Citizens Free Dumping Overages – June:  $ 31,241

Citizens Free Dumping Overages – July:

$ 35,198

Total Monies Paid to Republic FY17:

$ 136,468



Total Revenues Deposited FY18 Year-to-Date

Host Fees:

$ 148,191

Landfill Lease:

$ 291,348

Commercial Collection:

$ 158,349

Residential Contract Fee:

$ 112,689

Residential Billing Services Fee:

$ 112,689

Total Revenues Deposited YTD:

$ 823,265



Recycling Tonnages 2017




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 333 tons  264 tons  21% 

June 2017 

327 tons 257 tons  21% 
July 2017 318 tons 244 tons  23% 
August 2017 324 tons  233 tons  28% 
September 2017 312 tons  223 tons 28% 
October 2017  324 tons  233 tons  28% 
November 2017  343 tons 272 tons  21% 
December 2017  364 tons 281 tons  23%

Total Recycling 2017

4,039 tons

 2,977 tons

 26% Avg.