Single Stream Recycling

Trash Can ColalgeThe Woodlands Township utilizes the single-stream recycling program. Instead of diligently separating recyclables into two “streams” — mixed paper (newspaper, junk mail, etc.) and commingled containers (bottles, cans, etc.) — recyclers whose materials go to The Woodlands Recycling Center are able to put these two streams together in one bin.

Single-stream recycling makes it almost as easy to use the recycling bin as it is to use the trash can, so for the previously unconverted, there’s no excuse for not recycling!

Th Woodlands Township provides residents a 96-gallon yellow lid recycling cart with curbside pickup. Carts should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on service days. Please remember to rinse cans, bottles and containers and only place clean paper products in the recycling cart.

Curbside Recycling Collections: 

Aseptic Containers – Dairy, juice and soup cartons.

Glass Bottles and Jars – Clear, brown and green.

Rigid Plastic Bottles, Jars and Containers – Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. Please pour out liquids and rinse containers well. Replace caps. NO plastic bags.

Corrugated Cardboard and Paperboard, Cereal Boxes and Tubes – Flatten and/or trim to fit cart. NO pizza boxes.

Paper – Books, phone books, catalogs, magazines, newspapers (including slicks), office and school paper, junk mail, and brown paper bags. Please NO food stained paper, NO paper plates and NO paper towels.

Aluminum Cans and Foil – Rinsed.

Tin or Steel Cans – Rinsed.



To report a missed pick-up, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-800-5804 or email. For unresolved service issues, please contact Environmental Services at 281-210-3800 or e-mail.

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