Waste Disposal Services

Waste Management Alley Pick-up Notice

Waste Management will resume with garbage pickup in the alley starting today. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the last couple weeks.

The recent rain has lead to increased growth of trees, shrubs and grass. If you have not checked on your alleyway, please make sure it is clear so that trucks can safely pass through.

Please keep the following in mind:

• Trees and Shrubs: Trees and shrubs over the street and alley must be trimmed to a height of 13.5 feet; trees and shrubs over a sidewalk must be trimmed to a height of 8 ft.

• Grass and weeds cannot exceed 12 inches in height.

• Alley way maintenance is also the responsibility of the homeowner or tenant and must be maintained so garbage trucks have unobstructed access.

City staff will begin contacting residents whose property does not meet the required tree, shrub, grass heights. Neighborhoods with alleys will be contacted first to ensure clear alley access for trash trucks and utility vehicles. If you are concerned with trimming trees near powerlines, please submit a CPS request form for assistance, https://www.cpsenergy.com/.../res-service-request-form.html

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Development Services Department at 210-659-0333 x 725.

Garbage Collection

Waste Management provides the garbage service for the City of Universal City. Residents are required to supply their own garbage containers with a lid, not to exceed 35 gallons each.

When is my garbage collection day? Universal City residents have 2 garbage collection days each week. Garbage Routes are notated on your account number. The first number before the dash indicates which route you are on and the collection days.


      Monday & Thursday - 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26

      Wednesday & Saturday - 4, 5*, 6, 7, 8, 24  *Route 5 Winn- from North Blvd to Hidden Grove


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Alley Collection

Although most households in Universal City have waste collected from the front curb, some residents have their garbage collected from the alley behind their house. Alley maintenance (grading) is performed by Public Works, however mowing of grass and maintenance of tree height is the responsibility of the property owner. Over grown trees, grass, and shrubs in the alley could result in a fine and disrupt garbage collection.

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Residents that have questions regarding trash collection and brush removal should contact Waste Management at (210) 368-5000. All Commercial Customers must contact Waste Management directly at (210) 368-5000.

Small Brush Collection

Small brush piles 2 cubic yards or less is picked up on your regular trash days. Brush/yard waste must be bagged and tree trimmings bundled and tied, not to exceed 5 feet in length and 4 inches in branch diameter; each bundle not to exceed 35 lbs.

If you are unsure of your collection dates, please contact the Utilities Department at 210-659-0333 x710.

For questions or concerns about your collection service, please contact Waste Management Customer Service at 1-800-800-5804.