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Reduce, reuse and recycle are important reminders in today's world. Recycling provides an opportunity to reduce the amount of waste going to our landfills, save energy and conserve natural resources. Never, never put anything into a storm drain, no exceptions.

Upon Request, each household is provided one blue recycle bin.

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Republic Services Recycling/Bulky Waste Changes - Starting Monday, March 30th:

Beginning Monday, March 30th Republic Services will have a temporary change in the recycling and bulky waste pick-up services. The recycling and bulky waste services has been cancelled until further notice. Republic Services focus is on continued daily operation. Since families are sheltering at home and volume has increased dramatically, some adjustments to normal operations are required in order to ensure collection services.  There will be no change to the trash service which is picked up twice-a-week.

- No recycling service on Fridays.

- No bulky waste service for the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The Spring Cleanup has also been cancelled. The Shred Event has been rescheduled for October 24th. Please do not place bulky items at the curb. They will not be picked up.

- Trash service will remain the same, there is no change.  Carts should be curbside by 7 a.m., with 3 feet of space between any other objects such as cars, mailboxes, fences, etc.  

- Green waste collection will continue, however we anticipate delays in service. By taking the following steps, residents can help minimize these delays:

  • Mulch leaves and grass clippings instead of bagging them for disposal.
  • Limit the amount of pruning and aesthetic tree trimming to only what’s essential.
  • If utilizing a landscape company, ensure that all green waste is collected and hauled off by the contractor.

Thank you for your patience as the City works with Republic to continue to provide service to our residents in the safest manner possible. Questions? Please contact the Public Works Department at 281-342-0559.

Updated: 3/26/2020

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All solid waste, recycling, heavy item (once-a-month) and lawn/limb compost shall be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

The following is accepted:

Mixed Paper: Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, office paper, school paper, junk mail, envelopes, and paperback books.

Cardboard, Paperboard and Paper Bags: Breakdown boxes for disposal. Please make sure they are not contaminated by food, liquid or waste.

Aluminum, Steel and Tin: Aluminum cans, foil, food trays, steel and tin cans. Please make sure they are not contaminated by food, liquid or waste.

Plastics #1 - #5 and #7: Within each chasing arrows triangle, there is a number which ranges from one to seven. The purpose of the number is to identify the type of plastic used for the product, and not all plastics are recyclable or even reusable. (#6 is not accepted. This is styrofoam.) Please make sure they are not contaminated by food, liquid or waste.

Glass Bottles and Jars: Glass bottles and jars (all colors) can be recycled in your blue recycle cart. All other types of glass, including broken glass, drinking glasses, ceramics, etc. should be put in your garbage cart. Please make sure they are not contaminated by food, liquid or waste.

Cartons: Milk, juice, broth, soup and other food and beverage cartons. Please make sure they are not contaminated by food, liquid or waste.

Unacceptable items include plastic grocery bags, styrofoam, plastic wrap, aerosol cans of any type or scrap metal. 

Holiday Recycling Tips  - Here are tips to become better recyclers during the holiday season! Americans generate 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Remarkably, about 80% of what is thrown away during the holidays could actually be recycled or repurposed.