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Garbage and recyclable collections for the Christmas holiday

Residents who normally receive collection on Thursday with the two-cart automated garbage and recyclables collection system or the 18-gallon City-issued green recycling bin will receive service on Wednesday, December 24. Residents who receive Friday two-cart automated collection or the green bin manual recycling will receive their regularly scheduled service on Friday, December 26. Manual garbage customers will not receive a collection on Thursday.

If you have extra recyclables that will not fit in the 18-gallon green bin simply place an extra container out marked “recycle” with the items and it will be collected. Containers must not weigh over 40 pounds each. The City accepts the following recyclable items:

o Paper: Most types of clean paper (i.e. cereal, cracker and food boxes, magazines, catalogs, telephone directories, junk mail, calendars, stationery, paper bags, non-metallic gift wrap, flattened cardboard, etc.).

o Plastics: Labeled #1 – #7 (i.e. water and soda bottles; milk jugs; detergent bottles and jugs; plastic juice containers; condiment bottles and jars; shampoo and lotion bottles; meat trays; cookie containers, plastic grocery bags (securely tied), etc.). Remove caps from containers, and rinse any food or liquid residue from containers and trays before recycling.

o Aluminum tins and metal cans: Steel, tin and aluminum food and beverage cans; empty aerosol cans with cap and nozzle removed; and aluminum pie pans. Rinse any food or liquid residue; no need to remove paper labels.

o Glass bottles and jars of all colors: Beverage bottles and jars, condiment jars, other food bottles and jars. Remove cap and rinse prior to recycling; no need to remove paper labels.

Routes that are normally collected on Wednesday and Saturday will not be impacted by the holiday schedule. Normal automated and manual solid waste collection schedules will resume on Friday, December 26.

For more information, call 3-1-1 or visit www.sanantonio.gov/swmd