Sections 1 & 2 (Zip Code 77018) Collection Garbage Day is Tuesday, Alternating Junk/Tree Waste is 3rd Thursday, and Recycling Collection is Tuesday B.
Section 3 (Zip Code 77092) Collection Garbage Day is Thursday, Alternating Junk/Tree Waste is 4th Tuesday, and Recycling Collection is Thursday B.
ABOUT HEAVY TRASH Junk Waste collection months are February, April, June, August, October, and December. Tree Waste collection months are January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Junk or Tree Waste should follow the schedules outlined above per your section. No junk or tree waste should be placed out for curb collection before the weekend prior to your collection day.
"Tree Waste” is defined as “clean” wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps. Lumber, furniture, and treated wood will NOT be accepted. Junk Waste may NOT be placed for collection during a Tree Waste month.
“Junk Waste” is defined as items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material. Tree Waste is accepted during Junk Waste Months; however, to ensure your Tree Waste is recycled, you may hold your tree waste materials until the next Tree Waste designated month or take it to a Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center.
Residents who wish to dispose of Tree Waste or Junk Waste before their scheduled once-per-month collection may use one of six Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers. Visit the Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Center web page herefor more information or call 3-1-1.
Tree Waste and Junk Waste should be placed adjacent to the front curb in a location easily accessible to the collection vehicle between the hours of 6:00 p.m. the Friday before and 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
Tree Waste and Junk Waste should not be stacked under low overhead electrical wires or other cabling, signs, or mailboxes; next to fences or posts; or on top of water meters, gas meters, fire hydrants, or other exposed utility components.
Materials should not be placed in the street, on the sidewalk or other right-of-way, or in any manner which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Tree Waste and Junk Waste collection are limited to occupied residential units and vacant residential lots only if the waste generated is in connection with the maintenance of the property.
No more than 8 cubic yards (about the size of a minivan) of Junk Waste or Tree Waste may be placed at the curb for collection.
A maximum of four cubic yards of building material (not to include roofing shingles, brick, plaster, or concrete) generated by the resident in connection with the maintenance of the residential property may be collected by Solid Waste Management Department crews.
Appliances containing refrigerant must have a tag attached to them certifying a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant.
The SWMD is not allowed to collect any material that was generated by contractors who were retained by a resident to perform work on his or her residential property. It is the responsibility of the contractor to remove all debris that may arise from the contractor's activities. These contractor-related activities include, but are not limited to, trimming and removal of trees, remodeling, new construction, and roofing.
If authorized items placed for collection are mixed with unauthorized items, department personnel shall not be obligated to sort the materials and may refuse the entire load.