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Garbage / Recycling

Trash Collection

The City of Live Oak provides trash pickup services for normal garbage collection.


Recycle days are highlighted in GREEN and marked by letters A - B - C. This is an every-other- week service.

  • Route "A" is Wed/Sat trash routes.
  • Route "B" is Mon/Thu trash routes.
  • Route "C" is Tue/Fri trash routes.

Observed holidays: No collection on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Observed holidays are highlighted in BLUE.

Brush & Bulk Collection

Citywide curbside brush and bulk collection begins on the first Monday of each month at 7 am. Bulk and brush must be out at the curb prior to Monday. This citywide collection could take up to two weeks. Brush pickup week is highlighted in GOLD.

2024 Waste Collection Calendar

Bins Are Owned by Waste Management

The recycling bins are assigned to a residence, not to the customer. They are to be left at the residence should the customer move to another location. The taking of a recycling bin by anyone other than an authorized representative of Waste Management could be considered theft and may result in criminal charges being filed against the person removing the bin.

Recycle / Trash Bin Loss Procedure

Regardless of theft, loss, or destruction of a trash or recycling bin, the customer is responsible for the purchase of new bins. If you cannot find your bins, we suggest checking with neighbors first. If you must order new bins, please contact Utility Billing at 210-653-9140 x2007. A fee of $70 is assessed for each additional bin.

Telephone Numbers

Waste Management: 210.368-5000
Municipal Offices: 210.653-9140
Police Department 210.653-0033

The recycling program for Live Oak is implemented with no rate increase for the citizens or expenses to the City. 100% of the revenue from the sale of residential curbside recycling will be returned to the City of Live Oak. The recycling program is clean, simple and above all, beneficial to our environment and city. Please participate to the fullest.

All materials that are not recyclable should be placed in your normal trash/garbage container (or disposed of in accordance with law, such as batteries, tires, etc.)

*Recyclable materials do not have to be sorted prior to placing them in the bins. Any material that will not fit inside the supplied bin with the lid closed, will not be picked up. Should you need an additional bin, you can purchase one by calling the Utility Billing office at 210-653-9140 ext.2007.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection: 1-800-449-7587
Note: Recycle material pickups will be every two weeks.

  • Glass Bottles and Containers
  • Paper

    Most types of paper, such as ad circulars, catalogs, carbonless paper, dry goods packaging with liners removed (example: cereal, pasta, rice, beer/soda cartons) envelopes, file folders, flattened cardboard, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper, paperback books, paper bags, paper towel/toilet paper cores, phone books, non-metallic gift wrap.

  • Plastics

    Labeled #1 through #7. Look for the recycling symbol Recycle Symbols on the bottom. Remove lids and rinse any remaining food or liquids from containers or trays. Examples include: beverage bottle, shampoo and lotion bottles, meat trays, condiment bottles, prescription and medicine bottles.

    *Plastic grocery bags should be taken back to your local grocery store for proper recycling. These bags get clogged in the Waste Management recycling machines.

  • Metal Cans

    Aluminum, steel and tin beverage and food cans, rinse all food or liquids, aerosol cans, empty and remove nozzle, baking tins, rinse and remove remaining food..

    *Flattened recyclable plastic or metal containers will conserve recycling bin space and reduce the chance of material blowing out of the bin.

  • Auto Parts and Motor Oil Containers
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Coat Hangers-plastic and wire
  • Diapers
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Tissue / Toilet Paper

Do you have used motor oil in your home? Fluorescent Light Bulbs? Pesticides? Old Paint? Unwanted TV or computer?

Click here for WM At Your Door Flyer.

This program has been a huge success for the City of Live Oak.

  • Call 1-800-449-7587, make sure that you tell Waste Management that you are a Live Oak Resident.
  • They will send you a bag or bags.
  • You place the bag/bags at your door and they pick them up.

It’s that easy!

Waste Management’s At Your Door Special CollectionSM provides residents with front-porch service to collect the difficult, sometimes hazardous, and hard-to-recycle items that almost every household accumulates. Waste Management will collect the pesticides, household chemicals, sharps, electronic waste, batteries, bulbs, automotive waste products (including oil), paints, thinners, and dozens of other items that don’t belong with your recyclables or regular curbside waste pickup.

Materials Accepted with Waste Management At Your DoorSM:

  • Automotive Products
    Antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, motor oil and filters, fuels and more
  • Garden Chemicals
    Fertilizers, insect sprays, herbicides, pesticides and weed killers
  • Paint Products
    Caulk, glue, paint, spray paints, stains, strippers, thinners and wood preservatives
  • Household Chemicals
    Ammonia, heavy-duty cleansers, shower/tile cleaners, drain cleaners and rust removers
  • Electronics
    Music players, TVs, DVD/CD players, VCRs, cell phones, microwaves, computers and monitors
  • Household Items
    Batteries, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes and more

MATERIAL THAT WILL NOT BE COLLECTED: Ammunition, medicine, explosives, asbestos, leaking containers, commercial chemicals, or hazardous materials in containers larger than five gallons.

To schedule a pickup with At Your Door Special CollectionSM or for information:
Please contact Waste Management at 800-449-7587, e-mail, or visit

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