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.


  1. Air Quality Advisory News

    Refuel your vehicle in the late afternoon or evening and don’t top off the tank. Ozone is formed when pollutants released by motor vehicles and other sources such as solvents and gasoline fumes mix together in sunlight. #AirQualitySA

    For more information, visit takecareoftexas.org



Bexar County provides hazardous waste disposal services to all Bexar County residents (suburban cities and Unincorporated Bexar County only) at no cost to you. Bexar county will pick up:

  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Used motor oil
  • Poisons
  • Spray cans
  • and more!

Please call 800-449-7587 to schedule a pick up and to have all your questions answered regarding the program.

Help us keep Texas beautiful by disposing of your hazardous materials responsibly!

What We Do

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, and 
  • Monitoring and enforcement of the Bexar County Limited Lighting Order around military bases.

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.