Below are a few of the most common items we're asked about that we do not accept.  Within each of the descriptions we've included quick-links to the resources we have come to trust.  

Also, please contact us regarding any other items you do not see listed and we will do our best to help you find a reliable outlet.

No Trash - Household or Otherwise

Green Guy Recycling does not accept trash of any kind.  The closest landfill to our location is the Mesquite Creek Landfill, located at 1700 Kohlenberg Rd,  New Braunfels, TX 78130.  Their phone number is 830-625-7894.

No Styrofoam

Styrofoam is not accepted here at the facility.  The closest landfill to our location is the Mesquite Creek Landfill, located at 1700 Kohlenberg Rd,  New Braunfels, TX 78130.  Their phone number is 830-625-7894.  

No Brush or Yard Waste

The City of San Marcos has a brush drop off program for San Marcos city residents.  On the second Saturday of each month, residents can drop off brush at 750 River Road, San Marcos, TX 78666 from 8:00a to 1:00p.  For more details, check out the city website.

No Wood

Clean, untreated, unpainted wood and lumber is accepted by Austin Wood Recycling.  Hardie board and plywood are not accepted.  Their phone number is 512-243-1212.  Check out their website for details.

No Mattresses

Green Guy Recycling can only recycle the metal coils inside a mattress and box spring.  If the mattress or box spring is intact, it will need to to go a landfill.  The closest landfill to our location is the Mesquite Creek Landfill, located at 1700 Kohlenberg Rd,   New Braunfels, TX 78130.  Their phone number is 830-625-7894.

No Furniture

Furniture made out of wood and fabric are not accepted at our facility.  If the furniture is in good condition, please check with your local Goodwill or Habitat For Humanity to see if they will accept the item.  If not, the closest landfill to our location is the Mesquite Creek Landfill, located at 1700 Kohlenberg Rd,  New Braunfels, TX 78130.  The Mesquite Creek Landfill's phone number is 830-625-7894.

No Paint

Hays County residents can take their old latex or oil based paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center that is operated by the City of San Marcos.  The facility is located at 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666.  The center is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  For more details, check out the city website.

No Clothing

Clothes can be donated to the Goodwill or the Salvation Army.  The San Marcos Goodwill is located at 1005 Highway 80, San Marcos, TX 78666.  Their phone number is 512-393-3344.  The San Marcos Salvation Army is located at 300 CM Allen Parkway,  San Marcos, TX 78666.  Their phone number is 512-754-8541.

No Household Chemicals

Hays County residents can take their household chemicals to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center that is operated by the City of San Marcos.  The facility is located at 630 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666.  The center is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM.  For more details, check out the city website.

No Prescription or Over-the Counter Drugs

The City of San Marcos offers an anonymous prescription or over-the counter drug drop off service in the front lobby of the Police Department located at 2300 N IH 35, San Marcos, TX 78666.  For more details, check out the city website.

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