Glass Removed from City Curbside Recycling


Kingwood area neighborhoods lose in new City contract with Waste Management

On March 23, Houston City Council approved a new two year contract with Waste Management to continue curbside recycling in the areas where the City’s Solid Waste Department handles trash pickup. Great!  What is not so great though, is glass will NO longer be picked up at curbside by City of Houston crews. 

The following villages will not accept glass in their curbside bi-weekly recycling stream:
Elm Grove
Forest Cove
Sherwood Trails

Woodspring Forest 
(Meanwhile many neighborhoods do not offer any curbside recycling at all.)

The City will continue to bring glass recycling bins to the weekend recycling at the Kingwood Metro Park and Ride lot.  Anyone affected can still recycle their glass at the Metro lot. And there are other recycling drop off locations throughout Houston for use too.
If your trash service is not handled by the City of Houston, your contract is most likely negotiated by your local Home Owners Association.  That contract may or may not include curbside recycling and what is to be put into the bins. 

Waste Management, Best Trash and Republic have agreed to keep taking glass at curbside until their contract with the HOA expires.  So, residents with those haulers should see no change in service at this time
We agree that this new contract with a reduction in City services is not good news. However, not everyone will be effected by this development immediately. Many of us will only be affected when our HOA waste contracts with Waste Management, Best Trash or Republic are up for renewal. So be aware of that issue! Tell your HOA that you want to keep the option to recycle glass in your curbside containers when your trash contract expires.

If you have questions, you can
check out our website and Facebook page or send us your questions and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Thank you for recycling and doing your part to make Kingwood a greener place to live!

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