The City of San Antonio hopes to eventually recycle 90 percent of it's waste. It takes a lot of time and education to reach this goal so the city is doing it in smaller bites. The first goal is to recycle 40% of our waste by 2020. SA reached an 18% recycling rate this year (up from 5% in 2006) after automated recycling was established in all the residential neighborhoods. The next step is to require multi-family and commercial properties to recycle as well.
Check out the Solid Waste Management website to see which items can be recycled at curbside.