Heavy Trash and Bulk Items FAQs
Do you pick up paint?
Yes, we can pick up paint and paint cans, but they must be dried first. Let paint sit out in the sun until it is dried or use a drying agent like kitty litter to dry the paint. Once the paint is fully dried, please set the cans to the curb with the lids removed for collection.
Do you pick up tree branches?
Yes, we can pick up tree branches, shrubs and brush trimmings, but they need to be properly tied and bundled. All tied bundles must be less than 40 pounds and no greater than 4 feet in length with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches. These requirements allow for easier pick up and prevent damage to our equipment. Please limit to no more than 10 tied bundles at a time. Please do not fill your trashcan with the limbs that are longer than 4 feet.
Do you pick up fence pickets or lumber?
All wood, fence pickets and lumber need to be tied and bundled less than 40 pounds and no greater than 4 feet in length with all nails either hammered down or removed. We cannot collect any fence posts with concrete. These requirements allow for easier pick up and prevent damage to our equipment. Please limit to no more than 10 tied bundles at a time.
Do you pick up carpet?
Yes, we can collect up to 1 room of carpet at a time. Carpet must be rolled and tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet in length and no more than 40 pounds and placed on the curb.
Do you pick up large items like appliances or furniture?
Yes, we can collect large items, but no more than two each collection day. Please place your large item at the curb on collection day.
Do you pick up mattress and box springs?
Yes, we can collect both the mattress and box springs, but no more than two each collection day. Please place your mattress and box springs at the curb on collection day. Yes, we do collect Queen and King size mattresses.
Do you pick up refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners?
Yes, we can pick up refrigerators and freezers, but they must be drained of freon first. By Federal Law, refrigerators and freezers or any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed. Please attach the validation bill to the item before placing it at the curb for collection.
Do you pick up hazardous waste or household chemicals?
Do you pick up Christmas trees?
Yes, you may set your Christmas tree to the curb on either service day for collection.
Can you pick up storm debris? How do I get rid of my storm debris?
We do not collect waste generated from the result of a storm. Please be patient during this process, if you have storm debris that you need collected the county will typically make rounds through the communities affected by the storm to have the storm debris removed. If you are in Harris County, please visit http://harrisrecovery.org/debris-removal/ to see the proper guidelines and size limitations for the debris collection. If you have hired a contractor to remove the debris from your home you will need to make arrangements to have the debris hauled off by the contractor.