Recycling (Curb-side)

The City of Kerrville has contracted with Republic Services for curbside waste and recycling collections. Curbside recycling service occurs every other Friday and is dependent on your regular trash pick-up day.

Solid Waste-Calendar

Monday & Tuesday trash collection days, recycling is serviced on the Green Fridays 

Wednesday & Thursday trash collection days, recycling is serviced on the Yellow Fridays

  • Recycling needs to be placed out for collection no later than 7:30 a.m. of your assigned Friday
  • Not within 3 feet of any other object
  • Not within 5 feet of any vehicle
  • At least 16 feet of overhead clearance

*Lid must be able to close completely, to prevent recyclables from falling onto the street; which could result in a disruption of service. 

Check out this short video on Recycling Simplified.

If you experience any issues with solid waste/recycling collections, please contact Republic Services at 830-522-3061.  If needed, you may call the City at 830-257-8000.


Allowed Items

There is no sorting required. Please do not place items in plastic bags. 
  • Aluminum products: Cans, foil, pie plates. Please be sure there is no remaining food or liquid in the container.
  • Cardboard:  Cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes, pizza boxes, soap bar boxes, paper towel inserts, soft drink boxes, moving boxes, product shipment boxes. No waxed or plastic coated cardboard items.  Nothing larger than 2 feet x 2 feet
  • Magazines: Magazines, catalogs, telephone books
  • Mixed paper: Direct mail, envelopes, colored paper, post it notes.  No tissues or paper towels
  • Newsprint: Newspapers and inserts
  • Shredded paper: Must be placed in paper bags ONLY
  • White paper: Office paper, notebook paper, office printer paper
  • Plastics: #1, #2, #5. Remove lids from bottled items. Please be sure there is no remaining food or liquid in the container.
  • Steel/tin cans: Metal cans and lids (labels do not have to be removed). Please be sure there is no remaining food or liquid in the cans.
  • Glass bottles and jars.  Please be sure there is no remaining food or liquid in the container.    

NOT Allowed

*Recycling carts containing any of these items are considered contaminated and will NOT be serviced
  • Plastic Bags - empty or with items inside        
  • Batteries or electronics, including cords
  • Hazardous/Toxic containers
  • Flower pots or water hoses
  • Frozen food or chip bags
  • Plastic or metal hangers
  • Ceramic dishes, light bulbs, drinkware, mirrors
  • Food waste, soiled paper plates or pizza boxes, napkins
  • Styrofoam containers, packing material or peanuts
  • Yard waste, brush or leaves
  • Household waste
  • Construction material, sheetrock, lumber, or shingles

Interactive Map of Solid Waste Services

You may use the above link to determine your trash collection day for your address.