Brush Recycling Centers

Two centers are available for brush disposal. A recent CPS Energy bill and a picture ID are required.

Commercial trucks class 6 or higher are not permitted to bring brush to this location.

Free Fine Mulch in June at Bitters

Fine mulch will be available for free to San Antonio residents at Bitters Brush Recycling Center during the month of June, 2022.

No CPS bill or ID is required for this event.


Bitters Brush Recycling Center
1800 Wurzbach Parkway, 78216 (City-owned and operated)

UPDATE: We’re making improvements! Our Bitters Brush and Bulky site at 1800 Wurzbach Pkwy. will be having some construction and fence work upgrades. Traffic will be temporarily diverted. Thank you for your patience as we update our facility to provide better service.

Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center
8963 Nelson Road, 78252 (Operated by Atlas Organics)


Closed Sunday, May 8

Mon-Sun, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed holidays.

Accepted Materials

  • Paper bagged leaves (no plastic tape)
  • Tree branches
  • Woody vines
  • Shrubs

Unaccepted Materials

  • Plastic bagged leaves
  • Bulky household items
  • Construction, roofing, or demolition material
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Grass clippings
  • Trash
  • Tires
  • Soil and rocks

Important Information

  • In accordance with the City’s Tarp Law, Chapter 14 - Section 18 of the San Antonio City Code (Ordinance No. 2015-09-10-0760), residents must cover brush loads with a tarp or a $5 penalty may be assessed.
  • Service fees apply at the brush centers.  
    • A SWMD rate-payer is charged in 20 pound increments.
    • Non-residents and commercial customers pay per ton.
  • Fine mulch is available for purchase to anyone for $0.03 per pound in increments of 20 pounds.
  • Bulk loading onto a truck or trailer is available at no additional cost.
  • Coarse ground mulch is free while supplies last and bulk loading is free.

Service Fees

20 lbs. or less
Over 20 lbs.

$0.235 per each increment of 20 lbs.

20 lbs. to 2,000 lbs.
More than 2,000 lbs.

$25.00 plus $25.00 per each additional ton

Less than 2,000 lbs.
More than 2,000 lbs.

$25.00 plus $25.00 per each additional ton

Material Disposal

Find out what is accepted and is not accepted in your trash, recycle and organics carts here. You can search for almost any item or material.