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Woodlands Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Woodlands trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of The Woodlands is in Texas with Conroe to the north, College Station to the northwest, Houston to the south, Austin to the west, and Beaumont to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Woodlands Trash Collection Calendar 2024

The Woodlands Township contracts with Waste Management for residential solid waste services including curbside trash, recycling, yard waste, and scheduled bulky trash collection.

For normal trash collection schedules, visit The Woodlands Solid Waste & Recycle Service Areas Map App

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

The only holidays that will affect residential trash and recycling collection are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

There will be no trash or recycling service on holidays noted above. Waste Management will resume pick-up on the day following the holiday. Trash and recycling pick-up for the observed holiday and all subsequent days of the week will be delayed by one day. 

For instance, if the holiday falls on Monday, then Monday service will occur on Tuesday, and Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, etc. Households with Friday service will receive pick-up on Saturday. If the holiday falls on Wednesday, then Monday and Tuesday service will be normal, Wednesday will have service on Thursday, Thursday will have service on Friday, and Friday service will occur on Saturday. 

Woodlands Trash Collection Map

Woodlands Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Bulky trash service must be scheduled at least 2 business days before your normal service day. Contact Waste Management at 1-800-800-5804 or [email protected] to schedule. This service is provided at no additional cost. Bulky trash is not offered on the 2nd or 4th Friday of the month due to the Bulky Cardboard schedule.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Basketball goals
    • Due to size, broken down in several pieces: goal, main tube and base
    • Pole must be cut to 4 ft sections
  • Block Styrofoam (polystyrene) that cannot fit in the trash cart
    • Styrofoam pieces too large to fit in your cart can be scheduled for bulky trash or recycled at the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Facility or the Township’s annual 3R Recycling Drive-thru event in November. Styrofoam packaging cannot be included with bulky cardboard pickup.
  • Carpet (4-foot bundles, limit 2)
  • Fence boards
    • Up to 10 fence boards are accepted at a time. Must be bundled and tied.
  • Furniture
  • Ladders (6 ft and under only)
  • Long items (poles, playground equipment, etc.) must be cut to 4′ sections
  • Mattresses & box springs
    • These items can also be recycled locally at Houston Furniture Bank. Drop-off and pickup options are available.
  • Mirrors or large pieces of glass
    • Put the glass on a blue tarp. Then fold it up and close well with duct tape. Break the glass until it is small enough to pick up. Once broken, tape the tarp into a smaller bundle.
  • Refrigerators, freezers & AC units
    • Must be Certified Freon Free with tag. Contact a local appliance or AC repair company to schedule removal. 
    • Other disposal options:
      • The Montgomery Precinct 3 will take items with freon via drop off for a fee.
      • Some large waste pickup companies will pick up items with freon for a fee.
  • Toilets
    • Place in a cardboard box and duct tape shut

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Ammunition
  • Brush or yard trimmings
    • Brush and yard trimmings must be prepared for weekly set out in compliance with curbside guidelines. Yard trimmings can also be taken to The Woodlands Recycling Center or a local composting facility such as Nature’s Way Resources or New Earth.
  • Construction & home improvement debris
    • Concrete, bricks, roofing, doors, windows, sheetrock, drywall, insulation
    • Residential construction debris or large amounts of waste from big projects can be taken to local landfills or picked up in your driveway through Waste Management’s Bagster program. Both of these options require a fee.
  • Electronics – TVs, computers, etc.
    • Electronics cannot be landfilled, seek a recycling option via www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/recyclemore. 
  • Extra bags of household trash
    • Extra bags of household trash require a pink tag available for $1.75 each at Kroger Customer Service counters in The Woodlands and The Woodlands Township Town Hall. These bags DO NOT need to be scheduled for pick-up. Bags must be no larger than 55 gallons, no heavier than 40lbs.Place bags beside trash cart, not on top of cart lid. Trash cart must be at the curb beside the bags for the driver to load into the truck.
  • Small items that can fit in the cart
    • Multiple small items will not be serviced as bulky trash. Items smaller than your curbside cart must be bagged with a pink tag and placed beside the cart.
  • Vehicles or parts

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Woodlands and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule, please enter your service address in the search box.

Click here for the city’s recycling guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Woodlands?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit the city’s Bulky Oversized Trash website.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit The Woodlands Solid Waste & Recycle Service Areas Map App

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Waste Management Department?

Phone: 1-800-800-5804

Email: [email protected]

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Woodlands trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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