Bee Cave residents will pay less for trash collection in 2024, following the city's decision to partner with Texas Disposal Systems at a Dec. 12 meeting.

The overview

According to a 2022 city survey, Bee Cave residents pay anywhere from $82-$170 quarterly for trash services, and over 70% already use TDS through individual contracts or their homeowners associations.

Under the new partnership, all single-family homes will pay $76.77 quarterly.

The new services, which could roll out by the second quarter of 2024, will include weekly trash pickup and recycling as well as biweekly yard waste pickup.

Residents will also have the option to purchase additional cans for $9 each.

"When reviewing our options, we wanted it to feel like all residents were receiving an increase in services, not a decrease," said Rebecca Regueira, executive assistant to the city manager.

How did we get here

Mayor Kara King said struggles experienced during the 2021 winter storm informed the decision to centralize the city's trash collection.

"Many people missed their trash pickup days, and their cans were overflowing. They couldn't call and ask for help; they had to wait for the next cycle. Now, if we ever have to intervene, we can do so as a city on behalf of our residents," King said.

In other news

Other actions taken at the Dec. 12 meeting include: