Environmental Services


The mission of Bexar County Environmental Services Department (BCES) is to create, foster, and maintain public health and safety by cost effective management and regulation of On‐Site Sewer Systems (OSSF), Post Construction Water Quality, Animal Control, and Code Compliance programs in Bexar County.

What We Do

  1. Air Quality Advisory News

    VOCs are volatile organic compounds that may have long-term adverse health effects. Go green to keep our air clean! Use paint and cleaning products with less or zero VOCs. #AirQualitySA
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    Air Quality

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    Household Hazardous Waste Program


    The Household Hazardous Waste program is a cooperation between Bexar County and Waste Management to arrange free pick up and disposal of material that is considered hazardous. Please visit This page for more information.

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SA3 Recycling Center

SA3 Recycling Center is a textile recycling facility that offers free curbside pickup of gently used textiles (clothing and other fabric items) in order to responsibly recycle and reuse those items within our community. For more information please visit the SA3 website.

Other Tasks

Other tasks assigned to The Bexar County Environmental Department include:

  • Coordination of the Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP‐HCP) implementation with the City of San Antonio
  • Working air quality issues in partnership with the City of San Antonio

We don’t just regulate and enforce the standards of the State of Texas and Bexar County, we also help our residents and businesses understand what the regulations are and how to comply. We work with our constituents to educate them on how to improve the environment in Bexar County.

For questions regarding any topics we cover, please contact us by calling 210-335-6700.