Natural resources and environmental sustainability
Recycling is an important component in San Antonio’s future – we have set a goal of achieving a zero waste vision. To accomplish this, we must establish regulations to minimize waste and promote reuse and recycling. Refer to Public Facilities Goal 6 for a more in depth discussion of achieving a zero waste vision.
The City’s goal is to increase the single-family residential recycling rate to 60% by 2025. We have begun to offer single-family residences the choice of three garbage cart options: 48-gallon; 69-gallon; and 96-gallon. Residents’ monthly bills will be based on the size of their garbage cart thereby encouraging households to recycle and reduce their waste. We will also work to ensure that residents living in multifamily properties have convenient and accessible recycling services and partner with businesses to improve recycling in the commercial sector.