The Team

The Team



Richard & Matthew May

Owners and operators of Best Trash, the May Brothers are involved in the daily management and operations of the business. Together, they have 46 years of experience in the solid waste industry with 26 years specifically in the Houston metro area. Richard and Matthew started Best Trash because they believed in the power of a local business to bring superior service to their city and are proud to own the largest privately-owned residential waste removal company in Houston.


Cruz R.

Cruz is responsible for the day to day operations of Best Trash, all employees and personnel. With almost 20 years experience in the solid waste collection industry, Cruz has worked for Richard and Matthew since 2004. He has been a part of Best Trash since its inception in November of 2009 and has been an integral part of hiring employees and managing routes and the growth to 60,000+ homes in less than two years.


Walter D.

Walter is responsible for safety and daily business operation of Best Trash. Walter started his career in the solid waste industry in 2007 as an employee on the back of the garbage truck picking up trash and worked his way up the ranks, becoming a driver and then being promoted to route and safety supervisor. He attended Lone Star College and received his degree in Business.


Christie L.

Christie has over 10 years experience working in the solid waste industry, and serves as Best Trash’s office manager, covering the responsibilities of human resources, customer service, payroll, as well as billing and receivables.  Christie is a University of Houston alumni with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.


Karyn Z.

Karyn has over 10 years experience working in the solid waste industry as an administrative assistant. Karyn joined the Best Trash team in 2014 as our customer service manager. She handles several responsibilities for the company, including the monthly billing for MUD/HOA accounts, accounts receivables for individual billed residents, as well as overseeing the customer service representatives. Karyn received her degree in Business Management and certificate in Business Technology from Houston Community College.