Trash & Recycling


Heavy Trash:

  • Two heavy items collected EVERY service day.

  • Heavy trash/bulk waste includes waste that is not generated on a regular basis, including:

  • Furniture (couch, table, mattress, box spring, desk, dresser, etc.)

  • Appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.)

  • Hot Water Heaters.

  • Fencing/Decking/Siding (please remove nails, cut into lengths 4' or less, and tie and bundle under

       50 pounds, limit eight bundles per service day).

  • Trampolines (broken down, please place metal with recycling if possible).

  • Basketball goals (broken down into sections 4' or shorter, no concrete in base or poles).

  • Carpeting/Flooring (please cut into lengths 4' or shorter and tie and bundle under 50 pounds, limit eight bundles per service day).

Yard Waste:

  • Place grass clippings in cans or bags under 50 pounds

  • Branches should be placed in CLEAR, INDIVIDUAL piles measuring no larger than 3' x 3' x 3', or tied and bundled and under 50 pounds.  Limit eight bundles per service day.

Time: Have waste ready for collection no later than 6:00 am.

Household Garbage:

  • Waste must be placed in personal containers between 20 and 95-gallons or bags.

  • Cans or bags cannot exceed 50 pounds.


If you have a larger than usual amount of household waste, bulk waste, or yard waste, contact us in advance and we can provide you with a quote for disposal or direct you to resources that can properly assist your disposal needs.


The following items can be collected for a negotiated price. 

Please contact Texas Pride Disposal to have a representative provide you a quote for collection services.

  • Dirt

  • Waste generated by a private contractor (remodeling, landscaping)

  • Rocks

  • Motor Oil

  • Pesticides/Insecticides

  • Gasoline/Kerosene

  • Bricks

  • Tile

  • Batteries

  • Paint (liquid)

  • Fertilizer

  • Concrete

  • Tires

  • Pool Chemicals

  • Cooking Oil


If trying to dispose of hard-to-handle items such as fuels, oils, and chemicals independently,

contact your county hazardous waste facility:

  • Harris County - (281) 560-6230 - 6900 Hahl Rd., Houston, TX 77040


Please place the following items dry, clean, and loose in your recycling container.
DO NOT BAG your recyclables.

Paper productos

  • Newspaper

  • Magazines

  • Catalogs

  • Junk Mail

  • Envelopes

  • Greeting Cards

  • Wrapping Paper

  • File Folders

  • Computer Paper

  • Construction Paper

  • Grocery Bags

  • Soda & Beer Boxes

  • Shoe Boxes

  • Clean Pizza Boxes

  • Cardboard Boxes

  • Waxboard Containers (Juice Boxes)

  • Egg Cartons

  • Paper Towel Rolls

  • Phone Books


Plastics (Please rinse)

  • Plastics #1-#7

  • Milk & Juice Bottles

  • Soda & Water Bottles

  • Shampoo & Soap Bottles

  • Bleach & Detergent Containers

  • Household Cleaner Containers

  • Plastic Flower Pots

  • Yogurt cups

  • Cups, Plates, & Dinnerware

  • Prescription Pill Containers.

Glass (Please rinse)

  • Beer Bottles

  • Wine Bottles

  • Soda Bottles

  • Jars

Metals (Please rinse)

  • Soda, Juice, & Beer Cans

  • Canned Food Cans

  • Pet Food Cans

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Pie Trays

  • Metal Jar Lids

  • Gutters (less than 5' long)

  • Empty Aerosol Cans


The following items are currently not accepted in our recycling program and should be thrown away with your regular household garbage.

  • Styrofoam

  • Windows

  • Ceramics

  • Thin plastics (bags, etc.)

  • Soiled pizza boxes

  • Mirrors

  • Wet & soiled paper

  • Coat hangers

  • Light bulbs

  • Facial & toilet tissue

  • Paint & solvent containers

  • Papel towels

  • Microwave dinner trays

  • Pots & pans


River Forest is a Houston community committed to preserving the nature, lifestyle and surroundings of our beautiful neighborhood.




The River Forest Civic Association partners with Lone Star Community Management for management and accounting services.


Email: info@rfcahouston.org


River Forest Civic Association

c/o Lone Star Community Management

1720 Dunlavy St.

Houston, TX 77006

(281) 717-3481

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