Garbage Collection & Solid Waste

Terrell Hills has it's own solid waste department, and provides residential garbage collection.

Residents have been supportive of recycling efforts, which has reduced the volume of garbage going to the dump.


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.


Pickup ScheduleRecycling GuidelinesBrush Pickup Guidelines

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