San Antonio: City Offers Free Compost While Supplies Last

SAN ANTONIO (February 26, 2023) ~ San Antonio residents will have the opportunity to get their hands on free compost starting February 28 at the Bitters Brush Recycling Center. The City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) announced that they will be offering this service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to the SWMD, customers will be limited to one truckload per person as quantities are limited. However, for those without a truck, bags or containers can be brought to haul away the compost. It is important to note that all loads must be covered with a tarp and customers are highly encouraged to wear a safety vest.

The free compost being offered is from the City's green cart program and is sponsored by Atlas Organics. Customers who want additional compost can purchase it directly from Atlas Organics at their location on Nelson Rd.

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Atlas Organics has played a significant role in the development of this composting facility, which has an annual capacity of approximately 125,000 tons of yard waste and food waste. This facility was made possible through a public/private partnership with the City of San Antonio and currently processes food and yard waste from the SWMD's green cart program. For more information, visit

While this event presents an exciting opportunity for residents to obtain free compost, it is important to note that neither the City nor its partners will be held responsible for any damage or injuries that may occur during the event. The SWMD also operates four bulky item drop-off centers in addition to the Bitters Brush Recycling Center, which are open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information on these locations, visit

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