Garbage

Republic Waste Services of Texas, Ltd.
8101 Little York Road
Houston, Texas 77016
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Call Center Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Phone: (713) 849-0400

Republic Services – Trash Protocol (PDF)

All Neighborhoods Except for Kenswick Meadows
  • Trash – Tuesdays/Fridays
  • Heavy Trash – Fridays

Residents provide their own trash containers not to exceed 45 gallons in volume.

Kenswick Meadows
  • Trash – Tuesdays/Fridays
  • Heavy Trash – 3rd Friday of the Month

Republic Services provides a 95-gallon cart for trash collection. All trash must be contained in the cart.

For cart maintenance call Republic Services Customer Service – (713) 726-7300.

Trash/heavy trash needs to be curbside by 7 a.m. on the collection day.

Holiday Schedule

Republic Services observes Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If a Holiday falls on your trash collection day, Holiday service is provided on the next scheduled collection day.

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
  • Cross Ties – if full length (3-4 ft. length acceptable)

Heavy Trash Collection

Acceptable Heavy Trash Items

Household Appliances

Refrigerators must have Freon drained and be tagged accordingly by a certified technician. Hot water heaters must be drained.

Furniture

  • Grills must be emptied of ash or briquettes. No propane tanks.
  • Live Christmas trees.
  • Cardboard and Packing Peanuts. Cardboard boxes must be broken down flat and placed at the curb. Packing peanuts may not be offered loose, they must be bagged. Drivers will not clean up packing peanut spills.
  • Yard Waste. Bush and tree trimmings cut in lengths not to exceed 4 feet, limbs no greater than 4 inches in diameter, securely tied in bundles, not to exceed 50 lbs.
  • All grass clippings and leaves must be bagged.
  • No tree trunks.
Unacceptable Heavy Trash Items
  • Wood
  • Nails
  • Sheetrock or Drywall
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Stone
  • Tree Trunks
  • Water Softeners
  • Tires
  • Steel or Cast Iron Building Material
  • Carpet and Tile
  • Dirt in Large Quantities
  • Paneling
  • Concrete
  • Doors
  • Construction Debris
  • Pool Filters
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Concrete
  • Roofing Materials
  • Sheet Rock
  • Construction debris to include materials generated from construction, remodeling, tree removal or landscaping, but not limited to lumber, plywood, drywall, carpeting, and other flooring materials, tile, roofing material, sheet rock, tree stumps and soil.

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