Garbage and Recycling
Collection Schedule & Information
Refuse and heavy trash collections in Elm Grove are provided by the City of Houston. Your property taxes pay for these services. Regular household garbage is collected every Tuesday. Heavy trash / Tree Waste alternates month to month on the second Wednesday.
The Tree/Junk Waste schedule alternates month to month from Tree Waste to Junk. “Tree Waste”, defined as “clean wood waste such as tree limbs, branches, and stumps (lumber, furniture, and treated wood NOT accepted), will be collected in January, March, May, July, September and November.
“Junk Waste”, items such as furniture, appliances, and other bulky material will be collected in February, April, June, August, October and December. For the most current information and definitions of refuse CoH collects, please check the Solid Waste Svcs website or call the 311 help line.
Please place only appropriate refuse for collection at the scheduled time.
*note heavy trash or tree waste should not be put out earlier than the Friday before pickup. Should trash be put out for extended periods of time, private collection at the home owners expense is possible.