Trash and Recycling

Recycling Day Change

Many of you may have recently received a letter from the City in forming you that the solid waste department is changing the recycling schedule for our neighborhood. For those of you that didn't, here's what you need to know:


  • Recycling pickup will remain every other week on Monday
  • The only thing that's changing is that our neighborhood is being moved from the "B" schedule to the "A" schedule.
  • The change is happening at the beginning of march.
  • You should put out your recycle bins for pick up as usual until February 23, 2015.
  • After that, you should put out your recycle bin for pickup on March 2, 2015, and every other week on Monday after that.

A calendar is available from the city at this link. Thank you for helping to make the city's recycling initiative a success!

– by Ben Garry

Winlow Goes Green!

As you know, we are excited to have been chosen for the City's Automated Recycling Program! By now, you should have all received the 96-gallon green cart to replace the smaller bins we previously used. It's roughly the same size/capacity as the regular garbage bin.

The best part is, it's a way more convenient method for storing recyclables as it fits more, accepts more types of recycled material and is easy to roll out to the curb for pick-up. There is no need for residents to sort recyclable prior to placing them in the bin.

Please see the list printed on the lid of the bin for details as to what can go into the container. One of the biggest changes is that this bin accepts glass (so no more trips to recycle glass only!).

 A list of approved items is on the lid.

A list of approved items is on the lid.

The City’s website lists these items as approved for recycling:

  • Newspaper
  • Plastic Containers #1 - 5 and 7
    (rinsed and drained)
  • Magazines
  • Aluminum and Tin Cans
    (rinsed and drained)
  • Catalogs
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Phone Books
  • Glass Bottles and Jars (rinsed and drained)

Timing:

  • We are on the "B" schedule with the City — the new bins will be picked up beginning the week of June 30 (so until then, please just use your old bins -or- fill up your new bin since it holds so much more).
  • Please be sure to have your recycling bin at the curb by 7am along with your trash to ensure pick-up.

See the full details of the Solid Waste Schedule at www.houstonsolidwaste.org. Enjoy!

– by Caroline Garry