Residential Waste Services

All waste services (trash, recycling, and brush) for the City of Universal City are provided by Waste Management.

Click to find your service days and collection site using the interactive map.


All Universal City residents receive an initial Green Trash Cart and Yellow Recycling Cart at no cost. 

WM Auto Trash Service

Green Lid - Trash and Yard Waste

Yellow Lid - Recyclable Materials

ADDITIONAL CARTS  Residents can sign-up for an additional 96-gallon poly cart for a nominal monthly fee at the City Hall Water Billing window at 2150 Universal City Blvd, M-F, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. After the order has been processed, WM will deliver the additional poly cart in approximately 7 to 12 days. All carts come in a 96-gallon capacity.


SERVICE SCHEDULE  The number of service days and the actual pick up days for trash and recycling will remain the same. The WM provided trash and recycling carts must be curbside by 7:00 AM on your service days.

LIMITED ALLEY SERVICE Only residents with a paved alley AND a rear entry garage will receive alley pick up trash services. All other service will be curbside. Trash carts will be delivered in the place they will be picked up for collection.

PINK TAGS Residents who have occasional excessive trash and yard waste can purchase pink tags for $2.14 (includes fee and tax) at City Hall which allows for the extra bags to be picked up by WM. One pink tag per bag; cannot be used for bulky items such as mattresses, furniture, etc. or hazardous waste.

BRUSH PICK-UP The monthly brush pickup at the curb has been discontinued. Brush pick-up will occur four times per year. You do not need to use a pink tag on bags of leaves during the Brush Pickup period.

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If you have any questions regarding trash, recycling, or brush collection, please contact Waste Management.

Phone: 800-800-5804
Mon-Fri  8am-5pm



Holiday Schedule

There will be no collection services on the following holidays and will be moved to the next day:



New Year's Day

** WM may deviate from no collection to providing holiday waste collection services based on poll feedback from the drivers

Click for more information on alternative pickup schedule for holidays.

Get alerts and reminders when the new trash carts and trash service is coming to you! Sign-up for the City’s mass communications system Blackboard Connect or call 210-619-0785. Residents can choose to receive reminders by landline, cellphone, text, or email.

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  1. Physical Address
    2150 Universal City Blvd
    Universal City, TX 78148

    Phone: 210-659-0333 Opt 2
    Fax: 210-659-7062