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Garbage & Recycling

Collection Details
  • Garbage and recycling must be set out by 7 a.m. on your designated day.
  • Anything outside of 'normal' household garbage may require a bulk pickup.
  • Bulk pickups (appliances, furniture, large tree/brush trimmings, etc.) are available once every 60 days per residence.
  • Residential cart service includes one cart and six bags outside of your cart or two carts and no additional bags.
  • Disposal of hazardous materials (gas, oil, tires, etc.) is not permitted outside of our semi-annual clean-up events.
  • Holiday Garbage Collections may vary. 
  • The City of Cibolo offers a free bi-annual hazardous and non-hazardous waste cleanup in the spring and fall. Visit the Bi-Annual Clean Up page for upcoming dates and more information.
  • The summer trash pickup schedule begins the first week in June and continues through the last week in September.
    • If your scheduled service is on Monday, the additional service day will be on Thursday.
    • If your scheduled service is on Tuesday, the additional service day will be on Friday.
    • If your scheduled service is on Wednesday, the additional service day will be on Saturday.

Recyclable Items 


Newspapers, Envelopes, Junk Mail, Phone Books, Brochures, and Magazines


Ream wrappers, File folders, Poster board, Frozen food boxes, Milk cartons


Water bottles, Take-out containers, Soda bottles


Aluminum beverage cans, Food cans, Scrap metal


Beverage containers, Glass food jars

Non-Recyclable Items


Napkins, Shredded paper, Address/ sticker labels, Tissue, Paper towels


Styrofoam, Plastic bags, Toxic material containers, Syringes


Mirrors, Glass windows, Pyrex, Incandescent light bulbs, Fluorescent tubes


Aerosol cans, Aluminum foil, Batteries, Needles


Clothing, Food waste, Computers and Electronics, Hazardous waste, Paint, Yard waste

Bulk Waste Collection
A free service is available from Rep
ublic Services. Residents who pay for garbage service are permitted a bulk item pickup once every 60 days at their home. Requests received online by Wednesday at 5pm will be scheduled for the following week on the neighborhood garbage day. Wood, Brush, and Limbs cannot be longer than 5 feet, and must be bundled with rope/twine on both ends not to exceed 50 pounds. Boxes must be collapsed and bundles. Items are required to be listed on the submittal form, must be at the curb by 7am on the scheduled day, and cannot exceed a standard truck bed (6’x4’). Items not listed may not be removed from the property. The City does not hold submittals for a future date. Appliances containing (or having contained) Freon, tires, vehicle parts, computer parts, including monitors and printers, landscape debris, construction waste, and non-flat screen style television are not accepted.
Request Bulk Waste Pickup

Chipper Service
The City of Cibolo offers a year-round curbside chipping service for residents of Cibolo who prune, trim, or cut their own trees. The service fee of 50 cents is incorporated into your monthly utility bill. The service runs the first or last week of the month, beginning on Tuesdays, depending on the neighborhood you reside in. Registration is not required for this service. Branches should be placed at the curb on Tuesday by 7 am of your scheduled week and not to exceed 24 hours before then. Accumulation of branches set out before the allotted time may be subject to a violation of Code Enforcement. We suggest keeping branches in your backyard if they are trimmed over the weekend. View the Chipper Service map for the schedule. 
Please note the following guidelines:
  • The pile cannot exceed 14’ x 6’ x 10’ per household.
  • This service is for tree branches only, not bushes or shrubs. Palm Trees, including Fronds and Cedar Trees, are not eligible.
  • Residents who hire a contractor to trim trees are not permitted to use this service.
  • Chipper services are not available for commercial properties. 

Fats, Oils, & Grease

Fats, oils, and grease—FOG—comes from meat fats in food scraps, cooking oil, shortening, lard, butter and margarine, gravy, and food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings, and sour cream. FOG poured down kitchen drains accumulates inside sewer pipes. As the FOG builds up, it restricts the flow in the pipe and can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes and businesses, resulting in high costs for cleanup and restoration. Manholes can overflow into parks, yards, streets, and storm drains, allowing FOG to contaminate local waters, including drinking water. Exposure to untreated wastewater is a public-health hazard. FOG discharged into septic systems and drain fields can cause malfunctions, resulting in more frequent tank pump-outs and other expenses. Restaurants, cafeterias, and fast-food establishments spend tens of thousands of dollars on plumbing emergencies each year to deal with grease blockages and pump out grease traps and interceptors. Some cities also charge businesses for the repair of sewer pipes and spill cleanup if they can attribute the blockage to a particular business. Some cities also add a surcharge to wastewater bills if a business exceeds a specified discharge limit. These expenses can be significant. Communities spend billions of dollars every year unplugging or replacing grease-blocked pipes, repairing pump stations, and cleaning up costly and illegal wastewater spills. Excessive FOG in the sewer system can affect local wastewater rates. Keeping FOG out of the sewer system helps everyone in the community.