Christmas Tree Collection

Live Christmas trees can be placed out with the heavy trash collection. Please remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments. Happy holidays!

Garbage Collection days are weekly every TUESDAY and FRIDAY.

Recycle Collection day is every other week on WEDNESDAY (see service calendar)

Heavy trash collection day is the 2ND FRIDAY of each MONTH.

Republic Services
Phone: 713-726-7300

Customer Service Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Republic Services Collection Protocol

Trash and Heavy Trash Collections

The following items and materials will NOT be accepted:

  • Dead animals
  • Arsenic
  • Chemical containers over 5 (five) gallons
  • Nuclear/radioactive waste
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Insecticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Sheetrock or drywall
  • Solvent
  • Power steering fluid
  • Anti-Freeze/coolant
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Construction/home remodeling debris
  • Ammunition or Explosives
  • Masonry debris
  • Pool filters
  • Lawn mowers
  • Carpet
  • Tile/paneling
  • Steel or cast-iron building material
  • Doors
  • Chemicals not in original containers
  • Mercury
  • Thermometers
  • Unidentified chemicals
  • Oil
  • Flammable chemicals
  • Paint/paint cans
  • Varnish/stain
  • Batteries
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used oil filters
  • Poison
  • Medical waste
  • Liquids
  • Propane tanks
  • Wood or fencing
  • Nails
  • Tires
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Stone/concrete
  • Tree trunks
  • Water softeners
  • Basketball goals
  • BBQ grills or smokers over 35 pounds

Heavy Trash Collection.

Heavy Trash/Bulk/Yard Waste Collection – 2 Appliances or Bulky Items and 25 Bags or Bundles of Yard Waste per Collection – Once a Month

Acceptable Items:

Household Appliances

  • Refrigerators must have Freon drained and be tagged accordingly by a certified technician.
  • Hot water heaters must be drained.
  • Live Christmas trees.


Grills must be emptied of ash or briquettes.

No propane tanks.

Packing Peanuts

Packing peanuts may not be offered loose, they must be bagged. Drivers will not clean up packing peanut spills.

Yard Waste

Bush and tree trimmings cut in lengths not to exceed 4 feet, no greater than 2 inches in diameter, securely tied in bundles, not to exceed 35 lbs.

All grass clippings, and leaves must be bagged.

Holiday Schedule

If your trash collection day falls on one of these 3 holidays, your trash will be collected on the next scheduled trash collection day.

If your heavy trash or recycling collection falls on one of these holidays your collection will be the very next day.

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day.

All other holidays we are open and are running normal collections.


Please rinse bottles, cans, and jars before placing them in the cart.

No food residue. No pizza boxes.

If you need cart maintenance please call Republic Services Customer Service.

Acceptable Recycling Items:

  • Paperboard
  • Brown paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail
  • Tin and steel cans
  • Aluminum cans, foil and trays
  • Office and school paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastics #1, #2, and #5
  • Cereal and food boxes

Contact us.

Contact us regarding water or sewer services.

Contact Us
(713) 623-4531