Garbage Collection & Solid Waste

Pickup Time

To ensure pickup, make sure to have all items out at the curb by 7:00 am on your pickup day.

Pickup Days

Trash collection is done in two sectors (see map below):

  • North Terrell Hills: Tuesdays & Fridays
    • Monday City Holidays, No change to your service that week
    • Tuesday City Holidays, trash pickup will ONLY be on Friday of that week. Recycling will remain on Wednesdays.
    • Wednesday City Holidays there will be NO recycling that week.
    • Thursday City Holidays, No change to your service that week.
    • Friday City Holidays, trash pickup will ONLY be on Tuesday of that week. Recycling will remain on Wednesdays. 
  • South Terrell Hills: Mondays & Thursdays 
    • Monday City Holidays, trash pickup will ONLY be on Thursday of that week. Recycling will remain on Wednesdays.
    • Tuesday City Holidays, No change to your service that week.
    • Wednesday City Holidays there will be NO recycling that week.
    • Thursday City Holidays, trash pickup will ONLY be on Monday of that week. Recycling will remain on Wednesdays.
    • Friday City Holidays, No change to your service that week.
  • Recycling for ALL on Wednesdays
  • There will be NO collection of ANY kind on City holidays.

Collection Map

To find which sector your home is in, locate your residence on the map below.

Terrell Hills trash collection

Guidelines

Think 'safety' when putting garbage out for pickup. Some things that we find helpful are:

  • Heavy 
    Please do not exceed thirty (30) gallons of capacity and the combined weight of the container filled with garbage must not exceed fifty (50) pounds.
  • Sharp Objects
    If a garbage container has something sharp inside, wrap it or box it so it won't cut or stab anyone. If it still seems risky, put “Sharp” on a note in big letters.
  • Too Long
    If an item is sticking out of the garbage container it needs to be cut so it can fit properly.
  • Dogs
    Our city loves dogs, but they can make a mess if they get into your container and spread your garbage around. Using a trash can with a lid goes a long way in keeping Fido out of the trash.
  • Chemicals, Paints, & Poisons
    These things belong in special landfills and must be disposed of properly. They should not be placed in a city garbage container.

 

Recycling GuidelinesBrush Pickup Guidelines

CITY HALL (210) 824-7401
FAX (210) 822-2297
Police & Fire Dispatch (210) 824-1009
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm