WHAT WE DO

Trash & Recycling

COLLECTION GUIDELINES

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.

EXCESS VOLUME

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.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED FOR REGULAR COLLECTION

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

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

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

ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

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

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

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

ABOUT US >

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

CONTACT >

River Forest Civic Association

14027 Memorial Dr. #188

Houston, TX 77079

E: info@rfcahouston.org

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