Residents can participate in residential recycling for a small annual fee through AmeriWaste. To enroll in the recycling program, please contact AmeriWaste Inc. at 281.331.8400.
- Residential recycling is provided and billed directly through Ameriwaste. *Recyclables are collected on Thursdays.
- 35-gallon recycling cart will be provided to all recycling customers. *Curbside and back door recycling options available.
- Back Door Recycling: $35.84 /year
- Curbside Recycling: $17.59 /year
RECYCLING CONTAINER GUIDELINES
AmeriWaste provides a 35-gallon wheeled cart for commingled recyclable items for curbside or backdoor service. Please do not place the cart next to the trash. The cart is for use of recycling only, do not place trash in the cart. The cart remains the property of AmeriWaste Inc.
Aluminum: beverage cans (Aluminum may include aluminum foil products/wrapping such as foil and aluminum bakeware.)
Tin/Bi-Metal: vegetable, soup, coffee cans etc, wire coat hangers, empty aerosol cans (No automotive parts, plumbing parts, paint cans or helium tanks)
Glass Bottles: clear, amber, green, colored beverage bottles, food jars, etc. No ceramic, mirrors, broken glass, pane glass or auto glass accepted.
Plastics #1 – #5: soft drink, water and salad dressing bottles, peanut butter and jam jars. Milk, juice, shampoo and toiletry bottles. Frozen food bags, squeezable bottles, flexible container lids. Reusable microwaveable ware, kitchenware, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, disposal cups, plates etc. Plastics may be “colored”. No plastic wrapping, plastic grocery bags, egg cartons, disposable take-away containers, other types of Polystyrene containers (Usually labeled as Type 6) or flammable product containers like cooking oil, motor oil or antifreeze, etc.
The above items should be clean and rinsed of any liquids or food products. One dirty product or with food waste still inside can contaminate an entire bale containing thousands of pounds of collected items. It is not necessary to remove tops or wrappers.
Corrugated Cardboard: cereal, snack, frozen food, and dry food boxes, beverage boxes, shipping boxes, etc. No packing “peanuts” or food-contaminated paper such as pizza boxes, bakery boxes, etc. All boxes should be broken down.
Newsprint: newsprint loose or bundled including magazines, office paper (all colors but no staples), phone books, circulars, etc.
If you cannot fit all your recyclables in your container, place additional items in a cardboard box or in clear bags. If you have excess cardboard, please cut or fold the cardboard into a pile, and tie them into manageable bundles with string or twine. Place the bundles next to your recycling container. Do not use the recycle cart for household trash.
Additional Recycling Resources
- Earth911 - Find the nearest recycling location for your items.
- Recycling in the Houston-Galveston Region - Tips on how to reduce and reuse everyday items.
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site for Harris County