We have private trash service in many parts of Texas, including in my last three locations. Never had any issues. City of Austin has municipal trash, but I quit 5 years ago, had enough moved to the suburbs.Might seem trivial, but public services are also wonky in some states. A retired couple who moved from Boston, mentioned there new community has private sanitation services. And its been a revolving door to the point, where their hired company just up and vanished one month. Garbage piled up and well that became a literal dump for a while.
Water is generally speaking municipal and not cheap but in this part of Texas you are the very west extent of lush-er-ish climate and vegetation. 100 miles west of here is desert. Austin and San Antonio are rapidly growing and will grow even more in the future. There are finite water resources and I imagine it will get even more expensive in the future. There is not enough water for all uses and agriculture farther downstream in the coastal plain has had to cut back to support the large cities in this area.
Where I am we are on Pedernales Co-op who have around 200K customers, the electricity is cheap. Another problem with moving elsewhere in Texas, the "open marketplace" is more expensive. I cannot choose electricity and I am glad, the co-ops and municipal providers are generally cheaper than the open marketplace. 12 cents per kwh. I guess I could just get a wind turbine if I stayed in Texas. Or solar. Or both.
Gas is cheap here as far as I know. Haven't compared.