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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Township approves solid waste service proposal in response to storm

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (February 18, 2021) – The Woodlands Township has arranged the following solution to ensure that trash collection happens in a timely manner after several days of suspended pick-up service due to the ongoing winter storm.

“Waste Management has been an excellent partner with the Township in helping our residents recover from natural disasters,” said Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. “We appreciate their quick response in expediting removal of debris caused by this week’s winter storms.”

In partnership with Waste Management, the Township’s plan will allow residents to set out extra trash next week at no extra service charge. Please note, yard waste pickup will be suspended next week to allow for the additional garbage loads expected.

From Monday, February 22, 2021 through Friday, February 26, 2021, each household may set out up to three bags of trash (up to 40 lbs. each) in addition to their trash cart. Trash carts must accompany extra bags of trash to facilitate loading into the waste collection truck. 

Each household may set out up to two additional bags with extra trash “pink” tags affixed. These tags will be provided free of charge. Residents may pick up tags from The Woodlands Kroger stores from Friday, February 19, 2021 through Sunday, February 21, 2021. Residents may also pick up tags at the following locations beginning Monday, February 22, 2021 through Friday, February 26, 2021, during regular business hours:

  • Township Town Hall: 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services: 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • The Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park: 5310 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
  • The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park: 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77389

Please note, yard waste collection will be suspended during this one-week period to accommodate the extra trash volume. 

Residents may also deposit household waste and construction debris at dumpsters located at the following locations in The Woodlands: Wendtwoods Community Garden, 8950 Creekside Green Dr; Gosling Park & Ride, 2900 Marsico Pl; Sterling Ridge Park & Ride, 8001 McBeth Way. Dumpsters are available beginning tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, 2021 through Sunday, February, 28, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will also be available next week, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This service is provided free of charge.

Items Accepted and Not Accepted for Dumpster Service

Items accepted:

  • Household storm debris and damaged items (no yard waste).
  • Household trash accrued from delayed service last week.

Items that CANNOT be accepted:

  • Yard waste
  • Tires
  • Paint, oils and any other household chemicals
  • Electronics such as TVs, computers and monitors.
  • Appliances containing freon such as refrigerators, freezers and AC units
  • For residential use only. No contractors.

Please reserve dumpster capacity for those in need of urgent storm debris removal. If you have large, non-storm related household items for disposal, please schedule free curbside bulk trash pickup with Waste Management at 1(800)800-5804 or cssatex@wm.com.

In addition, Montgomery County Precinct 3 will open the Residential Recycling Center at 1122 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77380 on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. The facility will open on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The facility is open to Montgomery County residents. In addition to typical recyclable materials, the facility accepts residential home improvement, wood and miscellaneous landfill items. No commercial contractor materials are accepted.

For more information on The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

Please sign up for Township communications at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/notifyme

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