Trash & Recycling

If you need service, replacement of a trash or recycling cart or additional containers, please call Utility Billing.  Please see the Trash and Recycling Procedure, click here

Bulk Trash, Residential Recycling & Waste Collection Schedule, click here

Recycling Services

Recycling conserves natural resources, creates jobs and saves landfill space. Recycling is included in the weekly trash service for residential customers within the city limits.
See our Recycling Guide.

Bulk Trash Pickup

Bulk trash pickup is once per quarter and is serviced on your scheduled trash day.  Items may be placed at the curb two days before, no earlier than 5 PMAny items that are not serviced, must be removed no later than 7 AM the day after collection. 

Chapter 42, Article IV, Section 42-272 “Bulky waste and brush waste shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 5:00 p.m. two days before the established collection day and shall be moved from the collection site no later than 7:00 a.m. the date after the collection day.”

 Violation of the rules and requirements –including exceeding the limit for bulk trash placed at the curb may result in a citation and potential fines per City Ordinance.

Dead Animals, Whole Trees, Construction Debris (including fixtures such as tubs and toilets), Household Electronics, Hazardous Waste and/or Piles over 3 cubic yards* Do NOT Qualify for bulk pick up. These items must be disposed of by the resident.  

 *3 cubic yards is roughly a load that would fit in a standard pick up truck bed.

Bulk Trash Service Dates

View the City Services Calendar for upcoming dates.

Contact Us

  1. Dodie Navejas

    Utility Billing Supervisor



    310 N Main Street

    PO Box 591

    Elgin, TX 78621

    Phone: 512-281-5724

    Fax: 512-285-3016


     Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Main Lobby
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Drive Through Window
     Drop box available 24 hours a day. No cash after hours.

    After Hours Emergency

     (512) 661-8585
    Staff Directory

Reporting Problems 

To report customer water leaks or garbage & recycling service problems call the Utility Billing Department
Call the Utilities Department at 512-281-5724 option 2 for:

  • water line breaks 
  • sewer back ups 
  • fire hydrants 
  • water line locates 
  • construction meters
  • sewer or water taps