Solid Waste Solutions during Weather Events

the wildThe Woodlands Township Environmental Services Departments extends its gratitude to community members for their patience during recent extreme weather events that may have affected or delayed solid waste collection.  As The Woodlands Township recovers, residents are reminded to keep solid waste guidelines in mind during clean-up efforts.

Yard Debris Options

Curbside pickup by Waste Management on regular service day.

Unlimited yard trimmings are accepted. However, they must meet guidelines.

  • Trim to 4 feet and no bigger than 4 inches in diameter.
  • Bundle with twine and bagged in compostable bags or containerized in an open container.
  • Must weight no more than 40 pounds.

Drop-off at The Woodlands Recycling Center (self-service).

Center is open Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

  • Yard trimmings must be no bigger than 12 inches in diameter.
  • Trimming, bundling NOT required.
  • NO plastic bags.

Drop-off at Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Facility

Located at 1122 Pruitt Road. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. 

  • Residential drop-off of yard trimmings which will be landfilled.
  • Fees vary from $10-$15 for a pickup load or $20 for a small trailer.

Household/Garage Cleanup

Curbside bulk waste pickup by Waste Management. 

  • Schedule bulk waste pick up for oversized items too large to fit in trash cart if it were empty, such as a broken chair, broken toys, damaged lawn furniture, old grill or items no longer serviceable.
  • NO construction debris, carpet or fencing.

Purchase pink tags for bagged extra household trash and small items. 

  • Pink tags can be purchased for $1.75 each from Customer Service at Kroger or Randall’s.
  • Affix one tag to each bag of waste.

Purchase Waste Management’s The Bagster and schedule/pay online for pickup.

  • The Bagster can be purchased at big box stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot.
  • Each bag holds 3,000 pounds or 3 yards (4×8) of debris/waste.

Flood Debris Information

For information about sorting flood debris, visit the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Mangement website. Watch a short video from the Houston/Galveston Area Council on how to handle disaster debris.

For more information about solid waste services in The Woodlands, please visit

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