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Friday, October 23rd, 2015

San Marcos residents to get third bin for ‘green waste’

WITH VIDEO | San Marcos residents who use city trash services will get new green waste carts starting next week.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Woman charged with murder of man found dead at TDS recycling center

A woman was charged with murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was discovered Tuesday at the Texas Disposal Systems recycling center, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Council OKs small garbage, recycling fee increases

The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously for an ordinance that would increase garbage pickup and recycling service fees on single- and multi-family residential customers.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

San Marcos council talks trash

San Marcos councilmembers support single stream recycling and gave their first reading approval for a deal Monday night, but many say they want more details before they sign off on it for good.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

From Chris Jones: ‘Single stream recycling just makes sense’

IN THE CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT CHANNEL: Council member Chris Jones advocates for adding a more comprehensive recycling service to the city's trash pickup and disposal contract.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

City council delays decision on expanded recycling

San Marcos council members delayed a decision this afternoon on a proposal from the city's trash contractor to integrate a more comprehensive recycling service into their five-year contract.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

City council finalizes trash rate decrease, sort of

Whether you think the trash can is half full or half empty depends on how you look at it. And that's saying nothing about the recycling bin.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Garbage in, garbage out

Four years ago, downtown business leaders decided to look for ways to clear clusters of Dumpsters behind bars, stores and offices and cut down on the number of trash trucks barreling down narrow alleyways.