Understanding Trash and Recycling Collection in Kyle, Texas



The city of Kyle, located just south of Austin, provides trash and recycling collection services to its residents through a partnership with Texas Disposal Systems (TDS). This article will explain trash, recycling, and composting schedules, holiday schedules, bulk pickups, yard waste policies, and more for Kyle residents.

Overview of Trash, Recycling, and Composting Schedule

Kyle provides single-stream recycling and curbside compost pickup on alternating weeks:

  • Trash is collected weekly on your normal collection day
  • Recycling is collected every other week on your normal collection day
  • Compost is collected on the opposite weeks from recycling on your normal collection day

To check your specific collection schedule, use the TDS Waste Wizard site and enter your address. This will show your weekly schedule.

Items that can be placed in recycling include paper, cardboard, plastic containers, aluminum cans, and glass. Compost items include yard waste like leaves/grass clippings and food waste such as pizza boxes and paper towels.

Bagged yard waste is collected separately from the compost cart. Up to 10 extra bags of yard waste can be placed by your compost cart on collection weeks.

Holiday Schedules

If the regular trash collection day falls on or after a major holiday, pickup is delayed by one day. Holidays that affect the schedule are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Specific dates for the year can be found on the Waste Wizard holiday schedule.

Bulky Item Pickup

Kyle residents are allowed two bulky item pickups per year at no extra charge. This includes items like furniture and appliances. Pickup must be scheduled in advance by calling TDS at 1-800-375-8375.

There are some limitations:

  • Max volume is 3 cubic yards (about the size of a washer/dryer)
  • Brush must be bundled, tied, and under 4 feet long
  • No single item over 50 lbs

Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous items like chemicals, batteries, light bulbs, and paint cannot be placed in normal trash. Kyle residents can take these to the San Marcos Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center on Fridays and Saturdays. More details can be found on the Kyle waste management site.

Monthly Landfill Dropoff

Kyle utility customers can take up to 5 cubic yards of trash and recycling to the TDS Landfill once per month for free. This allows disposal of extra waste not covered by normal collection.

Proof of residency is required. More details are available on the city of Kyle waste pickup page.

Yard Waste Policies

In addition to composting, Kyle has a few options for dealing with yard waste:

  • Brush and bundled limbs can be included in the two yearly bulky item pickups
  • Bagged leaves/grass can be placed by the compost cart (up to 10 bags per week)
  • Loose piles of brush cannot be collected through normal pickup. These would need to be taken to the landfill or disposed of through a waste company.

Pruned tree limbs must be cut to fit in the compost cart or bundled properly for bulky pickup. Full trees and stumps removed cannot be collected through the city trash service.

Waste Wizard Lookup Tool

To find your specific collection days and dates, you can use the TDS Waste Wizard website or mobile app. Just enter your address and it will show the weekly schedule.

The Waste Wizard also allows you to look up proper sorting for hundreds of common items. This is useful if you are unsure whether something goes in the trash, recycling, or compost.

Contact Information for Questions

For additional questions about trash and recycling policies in Kyle, you can contact:

Texas Disposal Systems:

City of Kyle:

By understanding the schedules, policies, and resources available, Kyle residents can properly dispose of all their waste through the city collection services. Let us know if you have any other questions!



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