Tips to properly dispose of heavy trash, bulk waste
As the last of the cold winter weather finally makes way for the warmer spring temperatures, many Missouri City residents are eager to begin spring cleaning and dispose of their heavy trash and bulk waste.
For residents who participate in the Municipal Solid Waste Program, with service provided by Republic Services, bulky waste collection depends on the level of service selected by each individual subdivision. Residents can view their heavy trash collection schedule by clicking on “SOLID WASTE” under “QUICKLINKS” on the homepage of the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov.
“Per their contract, Republic Services allows for a maximum amount of solid waste to be set out by each residence: two waste containers, eight bags and four bundles and a maximum of one bulky waste item per collection day,” said Assistant City Manager Bill Atkinson.
“Examples of bulky waste include items such as stoves, refrigerators, water tanks, washing machines and furniture. Bundles include tree, shrub, brush trimmings or newspapers and magazines securely tied together forming an easily handled package not to exceed four feet in length or thirty five pounds in weight.”
If a resident places items out for pick up that do not follow the guidelines above for bulky and bundled materials, Republic Services will tag the material to let residents know how their bulky trash failed to conform to the collection standards and how they can have it properly removed.
Residents can contact Republic Services at 713-726-7300 and schedule a special bulky waste pickup for an additional fee. Residents who do not receive trash pickup from Republic Services should contact their provider to learn specifics about bulky trash.
Residents are reminded that the accumulation of garbage, rubbish or unsanitary matter is a violation of City Ordinances.
“Missouri City Code of Ordinance requires that any garbage receptacle, container, bag or device used for collection or storage be screened from view,” said Missouri City Code Enforcement Supervisor Ron Wrightsil. “Code of Ordinance also prohibits trash and trash containers being placed at the curb prior to 6 p.m. the evening before scheduled collection and after midnight of the scheduled collection day.” For a first violation, solid waste customers will be issued a notice of warning; should a solid waste customer be issued a second violation, they will be cited to court.
Non-hazardous materials such as televisions, computers and light bulbs are not considered bulky waste. All tree trimmings should be cut down to one inch and bundled together as well; if not trimmed and bundled, they will not be collected and a fine could be issued. Additionally, residents can take tree trimmings to Living Earth Technology, 1503 Industrial Dr., 281.499.5641, for a nominal fee.
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