Brush Disposal Site

The City does not accept brush from the communities of Cottonwood Shores, Oak Ridge, Blue Lake, Sandy Harbor, Deerhaven, Sunrise Beach or any other entity that does not pay a refuse/garbage fee to the City.  Even though these communities may show a Horseshoe Bay address.

Residential Use

Use of the site is free to City Residents, however, a recent garbage bill and valid ID is required to enter the Recycle Center and access the Brush Disposal Site. 

Residents are allowed up to 100 cubic yards (25 truck loads) in a 12-month period without cost. The material must be transported by the resident. If residents exceed 100 cubic feet, the fees below are applied to the additional volume.

Commercial Use

An Annual Permit is required. Permits are issued by the Utility Services Department.

  1. Brush Disposal
  2. Site Rules
  3. Operating Hours
  4. Fees

Brush Disposal

This facility is available only to Residents of Horseshoe Bay and to Permitted Commercial Customers that are hauling brush from within the corporate boundaries of the City of Horseshoe Bay (State Law: TCEQ Chapter 111, Sub-chapter B: Outdoor Burning). Operating hours for this facility are the same as the Recycle Center, however, it may be closed due to wet weather conditions.  

The Brush Site Monitor measures volumes for payment and verifies the Horseshoe Bay originating address. The Monitor ensures all dumping will be in accordance with the rules of site disposal.

Horseshoe Bay Residential Garbage Customers who self-dispose of brush (not dispose of with contractor) may utilize the brush site during regular Recycle Center hours of operation. Each resident may dispose of up to 100 cubic yards, about 25 pickup loads, after which standard commercial rates will be charged.

All users must first check in with the Recycle Center Monitor and show valid proof of their eligibility to use the site.

  • A Horseshoe Bay Resident must provide a copy of a recent City garbage bill (along with driver's license or other valid I.D.
  • Commercial Customers must show a copy of their annual permit and indicate the location within the Horseshoe Bay City limits where the brush originated.

Due to the necessity for security around the Wastewater Treatment Plant, all vehicles that enter this site will be recorded, and license numbers and operator name must be furnished.