Trash

Republic Waste Services of Texas, Ltd.

10554 Tanner Road, Houston, Texas 77041
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Call Center Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Phone: (713) 726-7300

Trash and Recycling Collection Protocol (PDF)

  • Trash – Two Times a Week – Tuesday and Friday ( Curbside )
    ( Residents are to use 96-gallon trash cart provided by Republic Services. No personal containers allowed for trash collection. )
  • Heavy Trash and Yard Waste – Every Other Tuesday ( Curbside )
  • Recycling – Every Other Week on Friday ( With 95-gallon recycling cart, curbside. )

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.

Trash Collection – Two Times a Week – Tuesday and Friday ( Curbside )

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 and Yard Waste Collection – Every Other Tuesday ( Curbside )

Acceptable Heavy Trash Items
  • Items up to two appliances or bulk items each heavy trash collection day.
    • Household Appliances, Furniture and Live Christmas Trees
      • Refrigerators must have Freon drained and be tagged accordingly by a certified technician.
      • Hot water heaters must be drained.
    • Grills must be emptied of ash or briquettes. No propane tanks will be accepted.
  • Yard Waste up to six bags or bundles of yard waste every other Tuesday.
    • Brush and tree trimmings cut in lengths not to exceed four feet, branches no greater than two inches in diameter, securely tied in bundles, and not to exceed thirty-five pounds.
    • All grass clippings and leaves must be bagged not to exceed thirty-five pounds.
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.

Recycling Collection – Every Other Week on Friday ( With 95-gallon recycling cart, curbside. )

Acceptable Recycling Items:

( All Materials Must Be Empty, Clean and Dry. No Food Residue )

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers – aluminum soda and beer cans, pet food cans, etc.
  • Ferrous cans – soup, coffee cans, etc.
  • E.T. plastic containers with the symbol #1 – no microwave trays
  • D.P.E. natural plastic containers with the symbol #2 – milk jugs and water jugs containers only (remove the caps)
  • D.P.E. pigmented plastic containers with the symbol #2 – detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles (remove the caps); butter and margarine tubs
  • Polypropylene plastic food and beverage containers symbol #5 – yogurt containers
  • Mixed Paper
  • Residential Office Paper
  • Kraft Paper Bags
  • Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) – no wax coated
  • Magazines (OMG) – Coated magazines, catalogues and similar printed materials, junk mail, and soft cover books

Plastics – Look for the recycling triangle with #1, #2 or #5 inside the triangle.

Unacceptable Recycling Items:
  • Yard waste
  • Styrofoam
  • Pizza boxes
  • Food
  • Any liquids
  • Diapers
  • Clothing/textiles
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic containers with #3, #4, #6, or #7 on them or no # at all
  • Mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics
  • Oil or antifreeze containers
  • Coat hangers
  • Paint cans
  • Medical Waste/Sharps
  • Any material that is not on the Accepted Material list
  • Any Acceptable Material that is no longer acceptable due to its coming into contact with or being contaminated by Unacceptable Material.

For replacement of a damaged recycling bin, please call Republic Services Customer Service ( 713 / 726-7300 ).

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