Trash / Basura

TREE/JUNK WASTE PICK-UP SCHEDULE
January Tree Waste Only
February Junk
March Tree Waste Only
April Junk
May Tree Waste Only
June Junk
July Tree Waste Only
August Junk
September Tree Waste Only
October Junk
November Tree Waste Only
December Junk

Placement Instructions:

• Tree/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 am. on the scheduled collection day.
• Tree/Junk Waste material 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/Junk Waste collection is limited to residential units and vacant residential lots only if the waste generated is in connection with the maintenance of the property.
• Styrofoam blocks or loose packing material should not be mixed with Tree Waste/Junk Waste piles. Styrofoam does not decompose. We encourage you to bring your styrofoam to a local company. Styrofoam in peanut shape is accepted by Mailbox, Etc. They can be reached at 713.667.5116. The last alternative is to to bag your styrofoam and put it out for your weekly garbage collection.

Restrictions:

• No more than 8 cubic yards 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 that a qualified technician has removed the refrigerant.
• The Solid Waste Management Department 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.
• Solid Waste Management Department collection services are not available to multi-residential structures of more than eight units.