What is the contact information for the Bitters Brush/Bulky Site Landfill?

Answer (External Use)

The Bitters Brush Site is located at 1800 Bitters Road San Antonio, Texas 78228. The mailing address is 4410 West Piedras Drive San Antonio, Texas 78228-1207. Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 8:00am to 5:00pm.


Please contact the Call Center at 311 or (210) 207-6000 for more information. The Call Center is available Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

For alternate bulky recycling opportunities:

  • Location 

    • Bitters Bulky Waste 1800 E. Bitter Rd  78216
    • Frio City Rd. Center 1531 Frio City Rd. 78226

    Hours of Operation  

    Tuesday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 


    Accepted Materials 

    4 cu. yds. or less- AC Units, Auto parts, Barbecue grills, Car tires (no rims), Carpeting, Counter tops, Freezers, furniture, dresser & mirrors, mattresses, refrigerators, Sinks, Tubs, Vanities, Water heaters


    1 cu. Yd. or less - Bricks, Fencing, Flooring, Insulation, Plywood, Roofing, sheetrock, Shingles 


    Note: List of materials accepted at the Bulky Waste Collection Center differs from list of items accepted during curbside bulky item collection.




    The Bulky Waste Collection Center is free for City solid waste customers who pay an environmental fee; this fee appears on the CPS bill.


























  • Answer (Internal Use)

    The drop off locations are managed by Jackie Carr and Joseph Krupa. 

    Bitters Site- (210)207-6495

    Please enter service request if applicable.

    Brush, leaves, and grass clippings can be dropped off at the Bitters Brush Recycling Center or the newly opened Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center to be recycled into nutrient-rich mulch that can be purchased by residents to use in their lawns and gardens.


    The Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center opened in March 2012 on the City's south side and offers the same type of services currently provided at the Bitters Brush Recycling Center. The Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center was an FY 2011 budget initiative in which the City invested approximately $3.7 million.












    Bitters Brush Recycling Center*




    1800 E. Bitters Road
    , 78216



    Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center




    8963 Nelson Road
    , 78252



    Hours of Operation










    Monday - Thursday




    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




    Friday and Saturday




    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Open from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in June and July








    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




    Service Fee






    Brush (in pounds)












    20 lbs. or less
    Over 20 lbs.




    $0.235 per each increment of 20 lbs.








    20 lbs. to 2,000 lbs.
    More than 2,000 lbs.




    $25.00 plus $25.00 per each additional ton








    Less than 2,000 lbs.
    More than 2,000 lbs.




    $25.00 plus $25.00 per each additional ton




    Tarp Law


    Residents delivering materials to the brush recycling centers must cover their loads or a $5.00 penalty may be assessed (Tarp Law-City Ordinance #72272).


    Mulch for Purchase


    Mulch is available for $0.03 (three cents) per pound in increments of twenty (20) pounds. Bulk loading into a truck or trailer provided with this fee. Coarse ground mulch and Christmas tree mulch is free and only available for a limited time after January 1st. Loading of this type of mulch is not provided.


    * NOTICE


    During construction of





    Wurzbach Parkway
    , the Bitters Brush Recycling Center will remain open and will operate under its normal business hours. Services provided at the facility will not be affected during construction. The entrance to the facility will remain at
    1800 Bitters Road
    and will be detoured around all construction activities. Customers exiting the facility may also follow detours. Project signs have been located at the entrance of the facility to remind and inform customers of the project.











    Subject & Organization