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.

In reference to the 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 Tan 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 830-522-3062.  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.  (Glass is not allowed at the drop off site, in an effort to reduce commercial businesses from disposing of wine bottles, etc.)   

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.