Trash and recycling collection service is provided by Green For Life Environmental (GFL). For concerns regarding trash or recycling collection service, you may contact GFL at 281-368-8397.
Trash will be collected two (2) times per week on Monday and Thursday. Recyclables will be collected once per week on Friday. Collection shall not start before 6:30 am or continue after 7:00 pm on the same day.
Holidays: GFL may suspend collection services on the following holidays. In the event the holiday falls on the pick-up day, collections will be made on the next regularly scheduled pick-up day.
New Year’s Day Labor Day
Independence Day Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Christmas Day
Collection Info: Homeowners are to provide and use their own containers for trash. Containers and bags shall be placed at their collection points by 6:30 a.m. on the designated collection day. Refuse is defined as waste generated inside the house. Items must be either in light weight metal or plastic containers, or sturdy plastic black trash bags (not white “kitchen” bags). Containers and bags should not exceed fifty (50) pounds. All permanent trash containers, after being emptied, will be returned to their point of origin in the same condition in which they were taken, normal wear and tear expected.
Trash receptacles may not be left out more than 24 hours before or after refuse is picked up and must be stored away from street view. Please do not store containers on your driveway, patio, side yard or any other area that can be seen from the street.
Yard and Tree Waste: Placed at the curb on your designated collection days. Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be bundled in lengths no greater than four (4) feet with no branch diameter exceeding three (3) inches. The bundling is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the crushing process.
Heavy Trash and Waste Collection: Bulky Waste Items: Furniture and appliances (stoves, refrigerators, washer, and dryers) will be picked up on Thursday. Exclusions: hazardous waste, carpet, and construction debris resulting from remodeling or demolition operations. By Federal Law, refrigerators and freezers, or any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed.
Unacceptable Items: For reasons of government restrictions, personnel and community safety, and protection of equipment, the following items cannot be collected: gasoline, motor oil and used oil filters, paint and other similar liquids, vehicle tires and batteries, and large pieces of metal such as car fenders or engines. Debris from construction and remodeling such as carpet, rocks, bricks, concrete, dirt, sand, gravel, roofing, lumber, fence boards, and large pieces of glass also cannot be collected. Potentially dangerous materials such as sharp objects, glass, metal, and the like should be properly identified and separated from other trash and/or double wrapped to avoid potential injury to the loader.
Collection Info: Designated recycling containers are provided by GFL, however homeowners may use their own container as well. To obtain a GFL recycling container, please Contact Us
. Recyclables shall be placed at their collection points by 6:30 a.m. on the designated collection day. Please secure recycling contents so that items do not blow out of the container on a windy day.
Recycling bins may not be left out more than 24 hours before or after recycling is picked up. Please do not store containers on your driveway, patio, side yard or any other area that can be seen from the street.
- Paper: newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, office paper, construction paper, colored paper, folders, paper bags, phone books, holiday cards and greeting cards
- Cardboard: corrugated cardboard boxes, paperboard boxes (cereal, soda/beer, egg, shoe boxes)
- Containers: aluminum cans, tin cans, steel cans, empty aerosol cans, aluminum foil, plastics #1-#5 & #7 (milk, soda, water, juice, shampoo, detergent, pool supplies, pet food), metal pots and pans, copper, scrap metal (nails, screws, gutters)
Commonly Mistaken Unacceptable Material: plastic bags, styrofoam, wrapping paper, used pizza boxes, coat hangers, paint and solvent containers, light bulbs, mirrors, windows, dishes and cups, pyrex pans, wet or soiled paper, paper towels, facial and toilet tissue, disposable plates and cups, milk and juice cartons (wax-board containers)