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Cart Exchange


The Solid Waste Management department will exchange waste containers for residents who want to downsize their recycle, organics or garbage containers. Garbage service rates are charged by the size of the container. Recycling and Organics containers are provided free of charge for solid waste customers. Residents are always able to downsize or upsize their cart(s) at no cost.  Additional cart upsizes are $25 per occurrence. Requests to exchange a container will be addressed within 5 working days.

Effective October 1, 2023, the new monthly rates are as follows:

Cart SizeSmall (48 gal.)Medium (64 gal.)Large (96 gal.)
Solid Waste Fee$14.76$19.76$30.25
Environmental Fee - Solid Waste$3.00$3.00$3.00
Environmental Fee - Parks$1.50$1.50$1.50
Total City Services (Taxable)$19.26$24.26$34.75

*When downsizing a cart, fee adjustments may take 2-3 billing cycles and will not begin until the month after the cart was exchanged.

To request this city service, please call 311 Customer Service at 3-1-1 or 210-207-6000. 311 is available seven days a week from 7am-7pm and 8am-5pm on holidays.