Warmer weather is here so pack away those sweaters and coats and get your closet ready for spring. While you’re at it, take a moment to set aside clothes you no longer wear or that your kids have outgrown. Hmmm, now that the closest is clean, what about the garage, or the attic. How about those toys, books and games no one plays with anymore?
Well, now it seems a spring cleaning is in full swing. Once you decide you can live without it, what do you do with it? Can you donate it, recycle it or should it be landfilled? We’ve highlight our top 5 most viewed articles to help you clean house this spring.
1. Recycling Dilemma: Got Stuff? From bulky items that don’t fit in the trash bin, to scrap metal, appliances and light bulbs, find out how to properly dispose of it all in this quick read.
4. To Bag or Not To Bag You may have heard, plastic bags create havoc when placed in your recycling cart. For more information on why and what you can do with your clean bags and film, read To Bag or Not To Bag.
Whether you relocated from across the country, moved a kid home from college, or just received delivery of a new flat screen TV, dealing with those cardboard boxes is no problem! Your curbside solid waste services through Waste Management provide a special pick-up day each month for recycling oversized and overabundance of cardboard boxes. The service is provided to each neighborhood in The Woodlands once a month at no additional cost.
2 Easy Steps:
Determine your pick-up day by Village
2nd Monday of the Month: Alden Bridge, Cochran’s Crossing, Sterling Ridge.
4th Friday of the Month: Creekside Park, College Park, Grogan’s Forest, Grogan’s Mill, Indian Springs, Panther Creek, Research Forest, Town Center.
Schedule bulk recycling pick-up of cardboard
At least 2 business days prior to the scheduled pick-up day, call Waste Management Customer Service at 1-800-800-5804.
Request and keep the confirmation number until service occurs.
For a trouble-free pick-up, please follow these guidelines:
Flatten boxes, then bundle and stack them curbside.
Fold packing paper and place in your recycling cart for pick-up on your regular service day.
NO packing peanuts, Styrofoam™, bubble wrap or plastic.
Place items at the curb before 7 a.m. on the pre-scheduled pick-up day.
Have an abundance of cardboard and don’t want to wait?
Take it to one of our local Drop-off centers:
The Woodlands Recycling Center | 5100 block of Research Forest, west of Bear Branch Recreation Center | Open Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Precinct 3 Recycling Complex | 1122 Pruitt Road | Call for details: 281-367-7283 | Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch 11:30 to 12:30
Did you move with more than you meant to, or don’t want to take it all to the new place? Check out the previous Recycling Dilemma # 1002 – Got Stuff? for resources to donate, declutter and discard.
Whether you just received delivery of a new jumbo flat screen television, relocated from across country or just moved down the street, dealing with the cardboard boxes can seem like a big problem… but don’t fret! Your curbside solid waste services provide a special pick-up day each month for recycling oversized and abundant cardboard boxes.
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department encourages residents to focus on capturing the TOP FIVE, clean and dry, to keep recycling profitable. Make your recycling count, when in doubt throw it out!!