Trash & Recycling
 
 
 
Trash and recycling collection service is provided by Waste Corporation of America (WCA).  For questions or concerns regarding trash or recycling service, you may contact WCA at 281-368-8397.
 
TRASH COLLECTION
 
Type of Collection:  Refuse will be collected two (2) times per week on Monday and Thursday.  Containers and bags shall be placed at their collection points by 6:30 am 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 trash bags (not “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.
 
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.
 
RECYCLING
 
Type of Collection:  Recyclables will be collected once per week on Friday. Designated recycling containers are provided by WCA. These containers may be obtained by contacting WCA or the Briarhills POA office. Recyclables shall be placed at their collection points by 6:30 am on the designated collection day.  Recycling bins may not be left out more than 24 hours before or after refuse is picked up.
 
Acceptable Items:
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)
 
 
HOURS OF OPERATION:  Collection of refuse shall not start before 6:30 am or continue after 7:00 pm on the same day. 
 
HOLIDAYS:  WCA may decide to observe any or all of the following holidays by suspension of collection service on the holiday. In the event the holiday falls on the pick-up day, refuse will be made on the next scheduled pick-up day.
 
            New Year’s Day                       Labor Day                               
            Independence Day                  Thanksgiving Day
            Memorial Day                         Christmas Day