Garbage and Recycling Collection Information
Pick Up Schedule

Solid waste and recycling services are provided to City residents through tax revenues. 

The City currently contracts with GFL for solid waste and recycling services. Solid waste pick-up days are on Tuesday and Friday; recycling is picked-up on Wednesday. Please have waste/recycling ready for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. 

Currently, homeowners must provide their own waste cans which are available for purchase at most home improvement stores. 

Recycling bins are provided to city residents by GFL. A recycle bin can be requested by calling Public Works at 713-466-2133.


Heavy trash items can be picked up on waste collection days (Tuesday or Friday), however, these items are limited to one (1) heavy trash item per collection day. 


Missed waste or recycling pick-ups can be reported to GFL Customer Service at 281-368-8397. 

The following holidays do not have pick up service. If a pick-up day falls on a holiday, service will roll over to the next scheduled pick-up day.
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day 
Residential Garbage Collection Guidelines
  • Curbside solid waste guidelines
  • Refuse must be in bags or cans, weighing no more than 40 pounds.
  • Brush and tree trimmings, must be cut in lengths not to exceed 3 feet, with no branches exceeding 3 inches in diameter, and must be securely tied in bundles not to exceed 40 pounds. Tree trunks will not be picked up.
  • Per federal law, refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning units must be drained of all Freon and have an accompanying bill verifying Freon has been drained.
  • Grills must be emptied of ash or briquettes. No propane tanks accepted.
  • At this time, the City’s contract with WCA does not include a heavy trash collection day. We ask that you limit disposal of bulky items, such as furniture, or appliances to one (1) per collection day.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: dirt, rocks, concrete, stone, construction materials, waste generated by private contractor, carpeting, tile, pool filters, tires, batteries, motor oil, gasoline, hazardous and flammable chemicals, paint, solvents, pesticides, dead animals.
Recycle Info

Recycling is picked up every Wednesday. Please have carts to the curb by 7:00 a.m.


  • WCA will recycle the material contained within the recycling cart ONLY.
  • The recycling cart is for the containment of recyclables only, NO TRASH.
  • Recycle only the items shown on the accepted recyclables list.
  • Rinse all food and beverage containers. This reduces chance for odors and insects.
  • Crush or flatten both plastic beverage bottles and cans, it saves space in the cart.
  • Cut and/or flatten cardboard boxes so they fit loosely into the cart.
  • Paper products contaminated by food, grease and oils are NOT recyclable.

Recycle Cart Curb placement and clearances(opens PDF document)

Plastic bags, Styrofoam, wrapping paper, used pizza boxes, coat hangers, paint and solvent containers, light bulbs, mirrors, windows, wet or soiled paper, paper towels, milk and juice cartons (wax board containers)

Household Hazardous Waste
The City does not collect House Hold Hazardous Waste, such as paint, CFL Light bulbs, etc. Jersey Village Residents can use the county collection site at 6900 Hahl Road to dispose of those types of items. More information can be found here
Recycling Electronics

For information on recycling electronics, please visit