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Residential Garbage

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Republic Services is the garbage and recycling provider for the City of Katy.  Each residence is provided one 95-gallon blue poly cart for household garbage and one 95-gallon blue/green cart for recyclables.  Only carts issued by Republic Services can be used for garbage and recycling collection.  No personal cans or bags outside cart will be collected on these days. These carts are the property of Republic Services and will be maintained by Republic. As of  October 2018, the monthly fee for garbage/recycling/heavy trash is $17.00.  Additional carts may be requested using this form.  For service issues or cart repair, call Republic Services at 713-849-0400, option 5.

GARBAGE Guidelines:

  • Garage collection is every week as shown above in chart.
  • Carts must be at the curb by 7:00 AM.  Collection will be completed between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on each service day.
  • ONLY items inside carts will be picked up. Do not overfill the cart, the lid must be closed.
  • No carts shall be placed at curb for collection except on the designated trash day. 
  • Carts shall be placed at curb or as close to the roadway as possible without interfering with traffic and not greater than 3 feet from the roadway.
  • Wheel side of cart should face your home and the cart opening toward the street.
  • Carts must be removed from the curb at the end of your collection day.

 

HEAVY TRASH Guidelines:

  • Heavy Trash is twice monthly on Mondays as shown above in chart.
  • Collection is limited to the following:
    • 3 bulky items such as applications or furniture. Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers must have the coolant/freon removed and tagged by a licensed repairman.
    • 4 cubic yards of bundled limbs. Limbs must be less than 2” in diameter, cut to 4-foot lengths and tied in small bundles not to exceed 40 lbs.
    • Up to 15 bags of yard debris (leaves, clippings, stems, etc.) in CLEAR LAWN BAGS.
  • All items should be placed within 5ft from the curb.
  • The following items will NOT be collected: construction debris, cross ties, pallets, fencing, flooring, carpet or padding, tires, solvents, paint, petroleum products, pool chemicals, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, hazardous materials/chemicals, logs/stumps, car parts/batteries, gas tanks, soil, rocks, concrete, sealed containers, medical waste, medical sharps.
  • Carts/regular trash will NOT be picked up this day.
  • There will only be one pass through the City and due to the volume of trash, the pickup may take several days until the entire City is completed.

 

SUPER HEAVY TRASH Guidelines:

  • Super Heavy Trash collection happens on your FIRST heavy trash collection day of each quarter (January, April, July and October) as shown above in chart.
  • Unlike Heavy Trash, this collection is NOT limited in the number of items left at the curb.
  • All acceptable trash left neatly within 5ft from the curb, including bulky items such as furniture, appliances, bagged yard waste and bundled limbs will be picked up.
  • Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers must have the coolant/freon removed and tagged by a licensed repairman.
  • The following items will NOT be collected: construction debris, cross ties, pallets, fencing, flooring, carpet or padding, tires, solvents, paint, petroleum products, pool chemicals, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, hazardous materials/chemicals, logs/stumps, car parts/batteries, gas tanks, soil, rocks, concrete, sealed containers, medical waste, medical sharps.
  • Carts/regular trash will NOT be picked up this day.
  • There will only be one pass through the City and due to the volume of trash, the pickup may take several days until the entire City is completed.

 

HOLIDAY CHANGES: Should a holiday fall on a scheduled collection day, collection may occur on an alternate day.  Notification of changes in schedules due to a holiday will be posted on the City’s web page, City social media accounts and on utility bills.

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