Recycling and Solid Waste

Recycling and Solid Waste Collections
The Woodlands Township contracts with Waste Management to provide efficient, cost effective solid waste service. Targeting waste reduction, the plan includes:

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Curbside Guidelines
  • Trash and recycling carts, yard trimmings and bulky items must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your service day. 
  • Must use wheeled cart provided by Waste Management. 
  • Place trash cart at curb with handles facing the house. 
  • Allow 4 feet between each cart and other items to allow space for the automated arm on each truck to operate. 
  • Container lid must close completely. 
  • The weight limit for each cart is 200 pounds. 
  • NO household hazardous waste or construction debris. 
  • Excess trash must be bagged and tagged with pink tags available at The Woodlands Township offices and at Kroger and Randall's Customer Service counters in The Woodlands for $1.75 each. 
      • Each bag of excess trash must not exceed 40 pounds. 
Collection Schedule, Missed Pick-Up or Unresolved Service Issues
  • To determine service day, schedule a cart repair/replacement or to report a missed pick-up, contact Waste Management at 1-800-800-5804 or e-mail cssatex@wm.com. Request a confirmation number. 
  • For unresolved service issues, please contact Environmental Services at 281-210-3800 or e-mail.