South Briar Garbage & Recycling Info


CURRENT GARBAGE COLLECTION POLICY

  • Garbage is picked up twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays:

                Monday:  Regular Pickup

                Thursday: Regular Pickup, Heavy Trash Pickup & Recycling Pickup

  • Collection starts at 7:00 a.m. and should be completed by 6:00 p.m.   
  • Put trash cans by garage or designated back door area. Do not take to curb.
  • If cans are kept behind a gate, help the collectors by leaving the gate ajar or placing a sign on the gate. 
  • All trash must be in cans and bags. Cans should be between 20 and 65 gallons in capacity and have a tight fitting lid.  Can and contents cannot exceed 50 pounds.
  • Bag weight cannot exceed 45 pounds.
  • Bags of leaves and grass trimmings are limited to 15 bags each collection day.  Two of these bags may be placed at the back door with the regular garbage.  Any remaining bags must be placed at the curb.
  • Bundled items such as limbs should be placed at the curb on trash day.  Bundled items should be five feet long or less and weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Old appliances such as dishwashers, hot water heaters, etc. will be picked up on Thursdays.  Any appliance having once contained Freon must be accompanied by a certificate of Freon removal verification as required by federal standards.  There is a limit of two items of heavy trash per week per household.
  • All debris produced by hired workman should be removed by them, not WCA.
  • Garbage pickup is suspended on certain holidays as listed below.  Collection will resume on the next scheduled pick up day.

                    New Years Day                      Thanksgiving Day                       Christmas Day    

If you are experiencing problems, feel free to contact WCA of Texas directly with any TRASH related issues you may have.  They can be reached at 281-368-8397 or 281-953-1473.

View the South Briar Garbage Collection Policy here.

CURRENT RECYCLING GUIDELINES

When:  Recycling pickup is once a week curbside on THURSDAYS.

Holidays observed are:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, and July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  If the holiday falls on scheduled service day, service will resume the following week on the regular scheduled day.                    

Containers allowed

  •  You may use any recycling containers that you already have.
  • You may also use clear plastic bags.
  • You may designate a clean garbage can as a recycling container by painting an R or a recycling symbol on the side large enough to be read from a distance.  Residential Recycling may place a recycling sticker on your bin, in order for the drivers/crew to recognize it is for recycling.
  • A new bin can be purchased from Residential Recycling of Texas, Inc. for $10.00.  Contact them at 1-866-516-9805 for more information.    

Items Accepted:          

PAPER

Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, annual reports

Clean pizza boxes, soda and beer boxes

Envelopes, junk mail, paper bags

White or colored and fax paper

Telephone books, paper egg cartons

Carbonless forms, tissue role cores

Shredded paper strips (please tie tight in plastic bag)

Glass

Glass bottles coke, beer, wine, food jars, etc. (please see exception list below)

CARDBOARD

(Please breakdown larger boxes)

Corrugated cardboard boxes, cereal, food, detergent, pet food, etc.

METAL

(Please rinse out prior to placing in bin, food can contaminate recycling)

Soda, juice, and beer aluminum cans (if you crush them theres more room in bin)

Tin/steel food & pet food cans

Aluminum foil, pie pans, and trays

Metal jar lids

PLASTIC CONTAINERS (If you can crush these items theres more room in bin)

(Check for recycling seal #1- #7, please rinse and remove the lid lid can go in bin)

Milk, juice and cooking oil jugs

Soda & water bottles

Dish, shampoo, lotions, soap bottles

Bleach & detergent containers

Household cleaning containers

Butter & ice cream tubs

Yogurt cups & microwave trays

Clean plastic flower pots

Prescription pill bottles (please double check recycle # on bottom and must wash out residue)

THIN PLASTIC

Grocery store bags, dry cleaning bags, produce bags, plastic sleeve from newspaper

Items NOT accepted for recycling at this time:

Styrofoam

Computer Parts

Batteries

Medical Waste

Biohazard

Ceramics, Mirrors, porcelain, pottery or commercial glass

PAPER not accepted:  Disposable diapers, food-encrusted pizza boxes, cereal box liners, food/seed bags, photographs, foil greeting cards, slick-coated frozen food boxes, tissue paper, foil gift wrap, hardback books, Tyvek envelopes, food contaminated paper plates, cups and napkins.

METALS not accepted:  Paint and aerosol containers, pesticide & chemical containers, oil filters & batteries, syringes & needles.

PLASTICS not accepted:  anti-freeze & motor oil containers, pesticide & chemical containers, plastics with no recycling symbol, toys, laundry baskets, and unsanitary containers. 

If you are experiencing problems, feel free to contact Residential Recycling of Texas directly with any RECYCLING related issues you may have.  They can be reached at 866-516-9805.

View the South Briar Recycling Guidelines here.