Garbage Collection and Recycling

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WCA will provide each current residence with one grey recycling bin. Please see below the list of recyclable items. This service is provided by WCA (713-670-9199). WCA should be contacted for any questions or comments about collection services.

Collection Schedule

Regular garbage and heavy trash is collected between 7 am and 6 pm on Monday and Thursday.
Recyclables will be picked between 7 am and 6 pm, once a week on Thursday. See below for procedures and accepted materials.

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Holiday Schedule

If your regular pick-up falls on a holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th – Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day), the pick-up will be made on the next regular scheduled pick-up day. If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be picked up the next week on your normal scheduled recycle day.

Procedures and Acceptable Materials for Garbage Collection

On each regularly scheduled collection day, WCA will collect residential refuse located at the curbside. Refuse may be placed in containers (30-50 gallons) or bags (not exceeding 40 pounds).

Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that are not visible to WCA personnel. If such items results in spillage that causes a stain, WCA is not responsible for the cleanup. WCA will leave a tag explaining the reason for any non-collected item(s).

Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be bundled in lengths no greater than 4 feet with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. The bundling is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the compacting process.

An enhanced feature of WCA is special pick-up for items excluded by the contract. If notified in advance, WCA will meet with you prior to collection day to determine a price to haul away non-contract items. If you do not notify WCA of such a special pick-up before your scheduled pick-up day, we will leave a notice for you to contact WCA during normal office hours to arrange for a price and time for the extra pick-up.

Procedures and Acceptable Materials for Recycling

WCA takes great pride in our recycling program and efforts. Ensuring the best recycle program for our customers takes time and effort on both sides. Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the containers. Please only use the provided recycle cart for recyclable materials; it is NOT an extra trash container. If you have more than what will fit in the recycle container, please place bags, boxes, or containers clearly labeled recycle next to the WCA provided recycle cart.

WCA will collect paper (including cardboard), plastics (1-7), aluminum and tin cans, and glass (all colors) that are placed within the provided recycling cart. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to bin well-marked as recyclable materials. If you find items left in your bin, it means they are not recyclable. Please dispose of these items in your trash container for the next scheduled pick up.