Organics Recycling Pilot Program - Earth Day 2012 - San Antonio, Texas - Part 2

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Organics Recycling Pilot Program - Earth Day 2012 - San Antonio, Texas - Part 2

Did you know that composting materials account for 27% of landfill trash (  If you want step by step directions to create your own organic compost visit Cathy Bureau's Pinterest Board:  Grow it Green, otherwise, read below for  organic recycling - a ground breaking city idea.

Earth Day is April 22, 2012 so this month I am blogging on relevant topics. For more Earth Day blogs, see my links below.


Organics Recycling Pilot Program

(aka composting materials)

Call the City of San Antonio at (210) 207-6428) for more information.

As part of the City’s new Organic Material Recycling Pilot Program, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is introducing a new green cart for the collection of organic material such as leaves, grass, shrub and tree trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper (e.g., used napkins, paper plates, and pizza boxes). a

The carts will be delivered to homes in select neighborhoods from September through November. The selected neighborhoods will be part of the program’s pilot phase.

This new program is part of SWMD’s 10-Year Recycling and Resource Recovery Plan. The plan’s goal is to increase the City’s recycling rate to 60% by the year 2020.


Join us online from the comfort of your own home for an educational online webinar.
Webinar Information and Registration
Accepted Materials

View a complete list of materials that are accepted in the green cart.
Green Cart Accepted Materials
Not Accepted
View a complete list of materials that are NOT accepted in the green cart.
Not Accepted Green Cart Materials
Collection Day Procedures
Green carts are collected once per week and on the same day as garbage collection. Learn more about green cart collection procedures.
Green Cart Collection Procedures
Educational Materials

Find easy-to-use resources designed to help you understand and learn about recycling organics in the green cart.
Organics Educational Material

Have concerns, questions, or both? Visit the organics FAQ page or call             (210) 207 - 6428       for assistance.
Organics FAQ





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Marco Giancola
Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Buenos dias Senora Verde! Nice to see SA finally got this program going. I would have thought it would have been in place years ago as your area seems to be more advanced in the "eco" zone than most. Better late than never. My neighbor helped me create a compost pit in my new backyard the other day so I am all excited about my forthcoming garden and home grown veggies! Happy Easter mi amigo, voy a Mexico manana para una semana!

Apr 07, 2012 04:04 AM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Cathy: It only takes a few minutes to separate organic material from the rest of the trash...I hope the San Antonio Organics Recycling Pilot Program is a huge success!

Apr 07, 2012 05:15 AM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct
What a great idea for folks who are unable to do a compost pile. Recycling organic waste can reduce up to 20-25% of landfill use. They should focus on high organic sites first such as restaurants.
Apr 10, 2012 05:07 AM #3
Cathy Bureau - Alamo Heights, TX
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David - Definately, great idea about the restaurants. I don't sit on this committee but I certainly will make that suggestion to target restaurants! 

Apr 10, 2012 06:23 AM #4
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