Trash Collection


Trash collection – Mondays and Thursdays
Heavy Trash/Yard Waste – Mondays
Recycling – Wednesdays

All residents must use the carts provided. Please have carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection days.

Trash service is provided by Republic Services . You can reach their Customer Service department at (713) 635-6666.

Please review the Collection Protocol (below) for acceptable and unacceptable items.

Holidays – Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day. If the Holiday falls on your trash collection day – service will be the next scheduled trash collection day. If the Holiday falls on your recycling collection day, service will be the next day.

  • Garbage Collection – Twice per week at the curb – Monday and Thursday. Please note trash must be placed in the carts provided by Republic Services.
  • Recycling Collection – Every Wednesday. All recycling must be placed in the carts provided by Republic Services. Recycling carts are blue with green, grey or light blue lids.
  • Heavy Trash Collection – Every Monday – Hand pick up at the Curb. (See additional Heavy Trash information below)

Collection Protocol

Trash Collection

The following items and materials Will NOT be accepted:

  • Dead Animals
  • Arsenic
  • Chemical Containers Over 5 (five) Gallons
  • Nuclear/Radioactive Waste
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Insecticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Stain
  • Solvent
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Anti-Freeze/Coolant
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Propane Tanks
  • Ammunition or Explosives
  • Chemicals Not In Original Containers
  • Mercury
  • Thermometers
  • Unidentified Chemicals
  • Motor Oil
  • Flammable Chemicals
  • Paint/Paint Cans
  • Varnish
  • Batteries
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Poison
  • Medical Waste
  • Liquids

Heavy Trash Collection

Acceptable Heavy Trash Items:

Household Appliances

Refrigerators must have Freon drained and be tagged accordingly by a certified technician.

Hot water heaters must be drained.

Furniture.  Live Christmas trees.

Grills must be emptied of ash or briquettes. 

Unacceptable Heavy Trash Items:

  • Fencing or Fencing Pickets
  • Drywall or Sheetrock
  • Wood or Nails
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Propane Tanks
  • Tree Trunks
  • Water Softeners
  • Tires
  • Construction/Remodeling Debris
  • Steel or cast-iron building material
  • Carpet or Tile
  • Dirt
  • Paneling
  • Basketball Hoops Not Broken Down
  • Doors
  • Masonry debris, Concrete or Stone
  • Pool Filters
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Bathtubs, Sinks or Toilets

Packing Peanuts:

Packing peanuts must be bagged.  Drivers will not clean up packing peanut spills.

Yard Waste:

Bush and tree trimmings cut in lengths not to exceed 4 feet, no greater than 2 inches in diameter, securely tied in bundles, not to exceed 35 lbs.

All grass clippings, and leaves must be bagged.  No tree trunks.

Recycling Collection

Acceptable Recycling Items:

  • Paperboard
  • Brown paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail
  • Aluminum cans
  • Office and school paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastics 1,2,3,4,5 and 7
  • Cereal and  food boxes
    • Remove any food or liquid contents from the recyclable item.
    • Rinse the recyclable item to remove any residue.
    • Shake off excess water before placing the item into your recycling container.
    • No clothing, shoes, pizza boxes or any items not on the above list should be put in your recycling cart.


Please do not paint recycling bins! These bins are the property of our trash provider, Republic Services.