Trash

Trash Operator

Republic Waste Services of Texas, Ltd.

10554 Tanner Road, Houston, Texas 77041
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Call Center Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Phone: (281) 446-2030

Trash / Recycling Collection Protocol (PDF)

Trash Collection – 2xWeek – Tuesday and Friday –  Curbside

Residents provide their own trash containers: 6×13 gallon bags or 2×45 gallon trash containers. No personal 95 gallon containers allowed for 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
  • Oil
  • Flammable Chemicals
  • Paint/Paint Cans
  • Varnish
  • Batteries
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Poison
  • Medical Waste
  • Liquids

Heavy Waste / Yard Waste Collection: Every Friday – Curbside

Acceptable Heavy Trash Items: Up to 2 Appliances or Bulk Items Each Heavy Trash Collection Day
  • Household Appliances, Furniture and Live Christmas Trees:
    • Refrigerators must have Freon drained and be tagged accordingly by a certified technician.
    • Hot water heaters must be drained.
  • Grills must be emptied of ash or briquettes. No propane tanks will be accepted.
Unacceptable Heavy Trash Items:
  • Wood
  • Sheetrock or Drywall
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Stone
  • Tree Trunks
  • Nails
  • Tires
  • Steel or Cast Iron Building Material
  • Carpet
  • Tile
  • Paneling
  • Concrete
  • Doors
  • Masonry Debris
  • Pool Filters
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Water Softeners

Yard Waste: Up to 6 Bags or Bundles of Yard Waste – Every Friday – Curbside

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

All grass clippings and leaves must be bagged not to exceed 35 lbs.

Recycling Collection: With 95 Gallon Recycling Cart – Every Other Week on Friday – Curbside

Acceptable Recycling Items:
  • Paperboard
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Phone Books
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Junk Mail
  • Tin and Steel Cans
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Office and School Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Plastics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
  • Cereal and Food Boxes

*For replacement of a damaged recycling bin please call Republic Services Customer Service.

Help reduce recycling contamination: Empty, Rinse and Recycle

Holiday Schedule

Trash / Recycling Schedule (PDF)

Republic Services observes Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information: www.hchhw.org.