AUTOMATED TRASH COLLECTION (once a week)
The 90-gallon wheeled container provided by the
city is for automated collection of your regular
household garbage. DO NOT USE IT FOR YARD TRIMMINGS
OR HAZARDOUS WASTE. The container may be placed near
the curb between 6:00 p.m. the day before and
7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
The regular collection day for
Meadowcreek Village is
Orient the container so the arrows on the lid
point toward the street (the top handle/hinge should
be toward your house). It must be accessible to the
automated collection truck and not blocked by
obstacles such as parked cars or low tree branches.
Improperly placed containers will not be serviced.
Containers must be removed from the curb by
10:00 p.m. on the day of collection and stored
in a secure location out of view from public streets
or sidewalks. If you are going to be away from home,
please arrange for someone to move your container.
Allowing the container to remain in public view can
result in a fine ranging from $50 to $2000 for each
day of the offense.
TAKE CARE OF THE CONTAINER
The container is the property of the City of
Houston, but you are required to care for it as if it
were your own. Make a note of your container
number. If your container is stolen, please call
the City of Houston Police Department at (713)
884-3131. Stolen containers will be replaced free of
charge once you obtain an HPD case number.
Replacement of badly damaged containers can be
obtained by calling the city help line at 3-1-1.
YARD TRIMMINGS (once a week)
There is a separate collection of yard waste
weekly on the same day as your regular trash
collection. This allows yard waste to be recycled,
saving valuable space in landfills. Put grass
clippings and leaves in bags not to exceed 50 lbs.
each. Do not place anything but yard trimmings in
these bags. Small limbs must be tied in bundles
no more than eighteen (18) inches in diameter and
four (4) feet in length. Place the bags and bundles
at least 3 feet away from your trash container
when you take them to the curb for scheduled weekly
CURBSIDE RECYCLING (once every two weeks)
The city offers curbside recycling service for
aluminum, plastic, paper, and other recyclable
materials. Put these materials in the green recycling
bin provided by the city and place it at the curb at
least 3 feet from your trash container on the
scheduled recycling day. Recycling days are listed in
the neighborhood newsletter and on the community
calendar posted on this web site.
HEAVY TRASH COLLECTION (once a month)
Place heavy trash at the curb no earlier than
6:00 p.m. the Friday before or later than
7:00 a.m. the day of scheduled pickup. Placing
heavy trash at the curb too early can result in a
fine ranging from $50 to $2000 for each day of the
offense. This service is for large residential trash
only. The city will not pick up large amounts of
building debris or other commercial trash.
The heavy trash collection
days for Meadowcreek Village are
1st Monday* - North of Allendale
- South of Allendale
alternates each month between household waste and
tree waste according to the following schedule:
* If a holiday occurs on the regularly
scheduled collection day, collection will be delayed.
An updated holiday collection schedule is available
on the city's Solid Waste
Department web site.