How to Recycle Right

The information here is specifically about what items are accepted in San Antonio’s Solid Waste Management Department’s residential recycling program.

Even if an item has the recycle symbol on it from the manufacturer, please check to see if it can be accepted.

Download our flyer to post on your fridge to help you recycle right.

Let's Start with the Basics
It's easy, San Antonio.
What Happens Next?
There’s always more to learn about recycling.

What Goes in this Cart?

Place items loosely into your blue cart. Never bag items.

Accepted & Not Accepted Items
When diapers, both baby and adult, are mixed with recyclables, they ruin everything. Tons of material that could have been recycled, now has to go to the landfill. Always put diapers in bags and place them in the brown trash cart.