Public Works

Garbage/Recycling Service

For current rates contact Waste Management 800-800-5804

Household Garbage Service
Waste Management has been franchised to pick up household garbage in Leon Valley. They provide a twice each week pick up for their customers.  Each resident is required to call them and establish an account for this service.  They can be reached at (210) 368-5000. Failure to make arrangements with Waste Management for service will result in your garbage not being picked up.

Waste Management also provides a curbside recycling program for the residents.

List of Acceptable Materials for Curbside Recycling

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts!
After a meeting with a representative of Waste Management, the Earthwise Living Committee found out that, while Leon Valley residents are diligent about recycling, we are recycling the wrong items! Our representative reported that the items being taken in are costing Waste Management more money to process than what the program can return.

The three main rules of recycling include the recycling of plastics such as bottles, jars, jugs, and tubs. For metals, its aluminum, tin, and steel cans, and for paper, please include regular paper, newspaper, paperboard, cardboard, and magazines. Boxes should be flattened, but don’t tie or bundle them. Please assure any items used for food storage have been rinsed and are clean - if an item is soiled, it most likely cannot be recycled!

Please click on the link below to discover the Myths and Facts about recycling and don’t hesitate to call for any questions about what to recycle at 1-800-800-5804. Thanks for your continued support of this program and keep on recycling Leon Valley!!

Recycling Do's and Don'ts

Recycling Myth Busters/FAQs

Hazardous Materials
“We receive numerous calls at Public Works about what to do with household hazardous waste, such as old paint and paint thinner, and empty fertilizer, pesticide, and chemical containers. There used to be a pickup once or twice a year for these items, but that was discontinued. We called Waste Management and asked what residents of Leon Valley could do with their stuff, and we have been told that Bexar County will accept household hazardous waste from Leon Valley residents! The program, called “At Your Door”, can be used once a year by Leon Valley residents. Please visit their website at or, or call them at 1-800-449-7587 for information on how to schedule a pickup “At Your Door”. 

Annual Brush and Heavy Materials Pick Up
Leon Valley has made arrangement for Waste Management to conduct a curbside pick up of bulky items from each residential location twice each year.  A notice is mailed to each residential customer of Waste Management before each of the scheduled pick-ups to establish the rules for pick up and reminding the customer of this opportunity.

Vehicles for Veterans
Vehicles for Veterans is Car Donation Foundation's tax-exempt vehicle donation program that benefits disabled veterans. Their car donation program accepts cars, boats (with trailer), RVs, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles, whether they are running or not. At no cost to you, they will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time that is best for you and your preliminary tax receipt will be mailed to you within 15 days. For more information visit their website at, or call them at 1-866-920-1917.