Christmas Holiday Reminders for Solid Waste Collection

Please note: there will be no trash or recycling service on Monday, December 25, 2017. Waste Management will resume pick-up on the day following the holiday. Trash and recycling pick-up for the observed holiday and all subsequent days of the week will be delayed by one day. For instance, Monday service will occur on Tuesday and Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, etc. Households with Friday service will receive pick-up on Saturday.

These schedule changes will impact all services—trash, recycling, yard trimmings, bulk pick-up, and textile recycling.

solid waste schedule DEC 17

To assist residents with recycling gift boxes and wrappings, additional holiday recycling pick-up will be offered on each household’s first solid waste service day following December 25, 2017.

Please note guidelines for holiday recycling.tree recycling

  • Break down smaller gift and mailing boxes to consolidate into one box.
  • Put extra paper wrappings in a paper bag or small box.
  • Place bags and boxes at the curb next to the recycling cart.
  • The holiday recycling truck is a traditional rear-loading truck reserved only for holiday boxes and wrappings.
    • NO plastic bags
    • NO Styrofoam™
    • NO bubble wrap
    • NO ribbons, decorations, Christmas lights or other tanglers.

For a trouble-free pick-up, please place carts at the curb before 7 a.m. on your regular pick-up day. Keep streets clear of parked cars to allow trucks to safely access carts. Please make sure that lids on carts close completely and follow service guidelines.

Failure to follow guidelines will result in items being left at the curb.

The Woodlands Recycling Center on Research Forest Drive will be open every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. regardless of holidays.

Per the Holiday Collection Schedule, the only holidays that will affect residential trash and recycling collection for 2018 will be New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Find more information about trash and recycling services – visit Environmental Services online. To report missed pick-ups, please call Waste Management Customer Service at 800-800-5804.

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