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Links to Helpful Information about Household Hazardous Waster
Our Hazardous Waste Policy
Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Harris Country
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal in Fort Bend County
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Household Hazardous Waste Guidelines
Environmental Protection Agency Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines

Shred Documents Free at Vanishing Documents
Federal Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Federal Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

Holiday Schedule Recycle Guidelines Heavy Trash
Storm Debris Hazardous Waste  


There is no garbage collection service on:
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day  *
Independence Day (4th of July)
Labor Day *
Thanksgiving Day *
Christmas Day

If your garbage collection day falls on any of these holidays, the garbage collection services will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day
If your recycle collection day falls on a holiday it will be picked up the next week on your regularly scheduled recycle day.

*Harris County MUD 81: Cinco 7 and Cypress Creek Lakes will have regular collection on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.


Acceptable items: Complete list in PDF format. 

Please place items within the provided recycling bin. Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the containers. If items exceed container capacity, please place them adjacent to bin well marked as recycling.  If items are left in your bin, it means they are not recyclable.  Please dispose of these items in your trash container for the next scheduled pick up.  Please only use the recycle bins for recyclable materials, not as an extra trash container.  Best Trash will provide each residence with one recycling bin.  Theft, lost or additional bins can be replaced at $9.00 each and a recycle cart is $65.00, call 281-313-2378 to order. 


Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be tied and bundled in lengths no greater than 4 feet with no branch diameter exceeding 3 inches and must be placed at the curb.  The tieing and bundling is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the crushing process. 

All residential waste materials must be either in containers, bags or bundles not exceeding 40 pounds.  

Items such as appliances, furniture, carpet (up to 1 room, tied and rolled up four feet wide and less than fifty pounds), cardboard boxes (flattened), will be picked up either day. 

NOTICE: 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.

Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, tile, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any materials or items deemed hazardous materials.   Best Trash will leave a tag explaining the reason for non-collected item(s).


In order to help distinguish residential waste that Best Trash is responsible for collecting, from Force Majeure Debris, residents shall mark their residential waste in bags, cans, etc. with some type of orange-colored product, such as trail marking tape, ribbon, fabric, paint, etc.  Residents shall place all such marked items on the opposite side of the driveway from the debris if their lot allows and as close as possible to the curb (this includes Customers with garage door collection).  This practice should be continued until the bulk of the debris has been removed and there is only a normal amount left, at which time normal collection will be resumed.   

The first week following a disaster, and for health and safety concerns, putrescible residential waste will be given a priority.  Following the first week or as soon thereafter when possible, all residential waste will begin to be collected which will include grass clippings.

Residents should be notified in advance regarding these policies and procedures.  Best Trash shall provide the notice to the Customer, who shall distribute it to its residents.  Residents will be discouraged from generating additional heavy trash, such as cleaning out garages, etc. until residential waste collection can resume.  Best Trash agrees to use its best efforts to resume collection.


Best Trash does not process hazardous waste. You should contact the county to find out when and where to drop off your household hazardous waste.


Visit the Fort Bend County or Harris County web site for information about Hazardous Waste Recycling.
You will find information like
• What types of wastes you can and can not bring to the recycle center.
• How to transport your waste to the Recycle Center
• Environmentally friendly alternatives to some of the chemicals used to produce household hazardous wastes.
• Frequently Asked Questions about the Recycle Center
• Address, Phone number, and a map showing how to get to the Recycle Center.

Harris County: Hazardous Waste Recycling

Fort Bend County: Hazardous Waste Recycling