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City of San Marcos Monthly Brush Drop-Off

The Brush Drop-Off is open to San Marcos Residential Garbage CustomersResidents are also invited to pick up FREE mulch at the site.

People wishing to drop off brush and other yard waste must provide a copy of their City utility bill and unload their material at the site. Event staff cannot use equipment to unload material per City risk management policy. Please remember to drive slow and follow directions from event staff. 

Yard waste containing treated wood, metal, or trash will not be accepted. Material from commercial operations is also not accepted.

All material received at the Brush Drop-Off site is mulched and available to residents for FREE. Event staff can refuse any material not suitable for the brush pile. We ask residents to please be mindful of acceptable and non-acceptable materials to maximize the benefits of this program.


Not Accepted 

Brush trimmings
Tree branches
Grass clippings
Natural wood debris
Other plant material

Commercial waste
Soil, dirt, or sod 
Treated lumber
Bagged yard waste
Yard waste containing wire or trash

2022 Dates

January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9*
May 14*
June 11

*also Community Clean Up event
July 9
August 13
September 10*
October 8*
November 12
December 10

Texas Disposal Systems Brush Drop-Off
San Marcos Residential Garbage customers can also take up to 5 cubic yards of yard waste to the TDS Landfill once a month at no additional charge. 

Only yard waste such as tree branches, leaves, grass, or other organic plant material will be accepted. Other non-yard waste material is not permitted.  

Residential Garbage customers must show their driver's license and a copy of their utility bill showing the Residential Garbage service fee. Please remember to cover the load with a tarp to avoid additional disposal fees. 

Please visit the Texas Disposal Systems website for additional information. 
Free mulch