Trash & Recycle

Trash Collection

Trash collection days for the District are Tuesday and Friday. Trash should be placed in the Republic Services 95-gallon trash cart and placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m.

The garbage collection system now consists of a truck with a hydraulic arm that picks up the cart and dumps it into the truck. These trucks are operated by one driver only, there are no helpers. Only Republic Services trash carts will be serviced on those days. Carts should be placed at the end of your driveway, next to the curb, within (3) three feet of the street, with (3) three feet of clearance from mailboxes, vehicles, or other obstructions.

Please contact the customer service department at (713) 635-6666 or you may visit their website at

View Trash Collection Protocol (PDF)

Heavy Trash & Yard Waste

Heavy trash days are weekly, on Friday. A rear-load truck with a crew will pick up larger items and yard waste that will not fit into your cart on regular collection days, including yard waste, bulky waste and bundles.

Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be bundled in lengths no greater than 4 feet with no branch diameter exceeding 2 inches, and not to exceed 35 pounds. The bundling is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the crushing process.

Acceptable Items

  • Household Appliances- refrigerators must be Freon drained and be tagged accordingly by certified technician
  • Hot Water Heaters- must be brained
  • Furniture
  • Grills- must be emptied of ash and briquettes, and no propane tanks

Recycling Collection

Recycling days for the District are weekly, on Tuesday. Recycling must be in a Republic Services provided 95 gallon recycling cart by 7:00 a.m. Republic Services takes great pride in our recycling program and efforts. Ensuring the best recycle program for our customers takes time and effort on both sides. Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the containers, rinse and dry before placing them inside your recycle cart. This will help to reduce the contamination level of your recycling program. Please only use the provided recycling cart for recyclable materials. The recycling cart is not an extra trash container and will not be emptied as such.

Holiday Schedule

Republic Services observes the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.