A recyclable materials collection center means a legal collection site for acceptance by donation, exchange or purchase of recyclable materials from the public. A facility of this type does not use energy-powered processing equipment. The paper, plastic, glass and metal material collected in sidewalk cars is sold by the city to various industries, where it is reused. These revenues are used to offset collection costs.
The organic material is recycled and converted into valuable compost and mulch that can be used in gardening and landscaping projects. In addition to the recycling delivery centers in the city of San Antonio, several recycling companies in the area also accept various materials. Residential solid waste customers in the city of San Antonio who pay an environmental fee (this is indicated on their bill) can take the following items to a household hazardous waste delivery center or to a mobile collection event.