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Public Works

Garbage Collection


**NOTE: As of June 13, 2022, the City's solid waste contractor, Central Texas Refuse (CTR), converted its waste collection schedule from four days per week to three days per week. Those three days are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Recycling services will be done every other week on Wednesdays. THE UPDATED COLLECTION SCHEDULE IS BELOW.

For questions, please contact CTR's Customer Service Department at (512) 243-2833, or by e-mailing customerservice@centraltexasrefuse.com.


Collection Schedule

Your collection day is determined by the quadrant of town in which you live. Days and corresponding dividing streets are:


Monday: This area covers south of W. San Antonio St./SH-142 from S. Frio St. through U.S. 183 and down to the Golden Age Home, the Summerside Subdivision, along with south of City Park through Bufkin Ln. and east through Creekview.


Tuesday: This area covers north of W. San Antonio St./SH-142 from the Lockhart Municipal Court through U.S. 183, Shenandoah Trail down to Mockingbird Ln. and Maple St., and W. China St. down to Flores St.


Thursday: This area covers Maple St. east of SH-130 through S. Frio St., and State Park Rd./FM-20 down to Sunset Dr. 


To check if your solid waste collection schedule has been changed, please refer to the map below. Click the "View Larger Map" button on the far right for a closer look, then click "Search" in the upper left corner of the screen (magnifying glass) and type in your address.  

Garbage Service Rates

$18.50 per month (hand collection)

There is a $6.05 per month fee to receive one additional garbage cart (Residential Only).

Senior citizens (65 or older) can apply for a residential exemption of $12.10 on garbage services reflected on their City utility bill.


  • Hand Collection - $34.04 per month (generating 240 gallons or less of solid waste weekly that have been designated as hand collection).
  • Stand Alone Bin - Charged according to the current contract the city has with its agent plus all applicable fees approved by City Council (generating 240 gallons or more).
  • Combo Bin - Charged according to the current contract the city has with its agent plus all applicable fees approved by City Council (generating 240 gallons or more).


Brush Chipping and Bulky Item Removal
(Service charges will be added to the customer's utility bill.)

Armful - Free
Brush material should be tied in a bundle. Anything larger than an armful will be charged $40.00 per hour (Charged at minimum $10.00 per each quarter hour.) Brush piles must be set out prior to the start of the scheduled chipping cycle. Brush piles larger than 12 cubic yards (approximately 18' wide, 10' long and 3' high) must be handled via contractors or taken to an approved landfill site.  Brush that is bagged will not be picked up.


Click here for the Brush Chipping Schedule

Bulky Item Removal
Lumber, appliances, furniture, leaves, household items, etc. $10.00 per cubic yard.  A maximum of 7 bags of leaves can be placed curbside without an additional charge. Eight bags or more will be collected at the rate of $10.00 per cubic yard.  Customers wanting bulky pick-up should call Central Texas Refuse directly at 1-800-664-2833.

Items not accepted curbside pick-up are paint, paint thinner, herbicides, pesticides, tires, concrete, etc. 

Dumpster Rental
Central Texas Refuse provides our commercial container service. If you are interested in a dumpster for business or commercial use, contact the Public Works Department.

If you are interested in a roll off (the big construction dumpster) contact a Refuse company directly.

Hazardous Materials Pick-Up
The Public Works Department does not pick up hazardous materials.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (512)398-6452.

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