Comal County Recycling and Chipping Center

Manager/Coordinator: James Tart

Hours of Operation:

  • Mondays-Closed,
  • Tuesday thru Friday-7am-3pm,
  • Saturday-8am-noon

-Free wood chips to the public! You must have a tarp to cover the load.

-Free loading on Tuesday - Friday 7-3, Sat 8-12

-We recycle good, clean cardboard boxes and offer them back to the public FREE at our center.

The Recycling Center currently has no mulch available. The County is still accepting green waste and will grind the brush pile in the near future. We will announce when mulch is available. Check this website for the notice.

-We recycle good, clean cardboard boxes and offer them back to the public FREE at our center.


Drop Off Locations and Times

Locations Times Address

Recycling Center
Tuesday - Friday
7:00am to 3:00pm
closed 12:00-12:30
8:00am to 12:00 pm

281 Resource Dr. off Highway 46 West
Spring Branch Monday
6:30am to 11:30am
Fire Station, FM 311/Hwy 281
Garden Ridge Tuesday
6:30am to 11:30 am
Garden Ridge City Hall on FM 3009
Canyon Lake Fire Station #2 Tuesday
6:30am to 11:30 am
Oblate Dr (Startzville)
Sattler (VFW Building) Wednesday
6:30am to 11:30 am
Corner of FM 2673 and River Road
Mystic Shores Boat Ramp Thursday
6:30am to 11:30 am
22100 North Cranes Mill Road
Bulverde Friday
6:30am to 11:30 am
Justice of the Peace #2 Building

Recycling and Chipping Programs

Things we Take with Single Stream Recycling Things we Don't Take
Aluminum Foil
Aluminum Pie Plates
Broken Glass
Household Cleaning Bottles
All Food Grade Plastics
All Glass Bottles
Aluminum Cans
Brown Paper Bags
Chipboard (thin cardboard)
Corrugated Cardboard
Junk Mail
Scrap Metal -(no AC compressors)
Tin Cans
*Tires: (Fees Apply)
Mirrors, Window Glass
Paint Cans and Aerosol Cans
PVC Pipe
Tires with Rims
Paper Towels, Paper Plates,
Facial Tissue, Toilet Paper
Plastic Bags (any size)
Plastic Thin Packaging
Wax-Coated Paper Drink Containers
Dryer Lint
Ceramics, Light Bulbs
Medical Waste, Syringes
Things we Take Things we Don't Take
Yard Trimmings
Logs (24" Diameter - not circumference) and Larger need to be split/cut
Building Materials
Yucca Plants
Palm Trees or Palms

Electronics Recycling - Things we Take
Call if you have any questions!  830-643-3781

Computers (Desktops & Laptops),
Printers (Ink or Toner),
Ink/Toner Cartridges,
Computer Accessories (Mice, Keyboards, Webcams, Speakers, Microphones etc.),
Computer Monitors (CRT, LCD, LED),
Television (CRT, LCD, LED, Plasma, 3D),
Microwave Ovens (Non PCB),
Copiers/Fax Machines, Typewriters, Telephones,
Cell Phones & Chargers, GPS Units, Pagers, PDA’s, Tablets,
Answering Machines, MP3 Players, Scanners,
Radios/Boom boxes/CD Players etc.
Storage Devices (External Hard Drives, Solid State Drives,
SD Cards, Memory Cards, Card Readers, etc.),
Audio Equipment(Speakers, Microphones, DJ Equipment, Receivers,
Recordings Devices, Headphones, etc.),
Video Equipment (Cameras, Video Cameras, Web Cams, Recording Devices, etc.),
Communication Equipment, Medical Testing Equipment, Laboratory Equipment,
Circuit Boards, Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips,
Most Home Appliances, Anything else with a circuit board or a cord.

Brush, tires, electronics and large metal can be dropped off at the 281 Resource Dr. location ONLY.

NO OTHER DROP OFF LOCATION will accept tires and or brush...


Fee Schedules and Times:

Brush Drop off:

Tuesday thru Friday (7:00 to 3:00)
281 Resource Dr. - ONLY Drop Off site for Brush

  • Pickups - $10.00
  • Trailer up to 14' - $15.00
  • Trailer over 14' - $25.00
  • Dump truck up to 10 yds - $30.00
  • Dump truck over 10 yds - $40.00

Saturday-only (Pickups and trailers under 14' are free) 8:00-12:00


Automobile Tire Fees:

*Saturday (T-F 7am - 3pm, *Sat 8 - 12)
281 Resource Dr. - ONLY Drop Off site for Tires

  • Car, pickups, - $1.00 per tire
  • No other tires are accepted (tractor, 18 wheeler, lawn mower, bike, motor cycles, wheelbarrow, etc.)
  • No limit


Biomedical waste can be a health and safety hazard. Comal County does not accept any medical waste (needles, syringes, plastic medical bags, etc) for recycling or disposal.

The following link to the EPA web site has information concerning disposal of medical waste:

Safe Options for Home Needle Disposal

Here is another link with the same information but in booklet form:

Community Options for Safe Needle Disposal