Recycling Fee Changes

September 27, 2019.

Due to a decrease in foreign imports of recyclable material, costs associated with residential and commercial recycling are increasing dramatically. Consequently, Helotes’ recyclable materials are now subject to increased tipping fees, or fees charged by recycling centers when offloading recyclable materials. 

As of October 1, 2019, City of Helotes residents and business owners will be subject to an increase in recycling fees through C-6 Disposal Systems (C-6). The quarterly residential schedule of rates will increase 6% (click here for residential fee details), and the commercial recycling rates will increase 20% (click here for commercial fee details). Due to continued volatility in the recycling market for the foreseeable future, recycling rates are subject to change on a monthly basis. 
Residents and business owners should contact C-6 at (210) 375-0066 or visit their website at for additional information. Information on the U.S. recycling market may also be found on the National Waste & Recycling Association website.