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2016 City News Releases

Posted on: February 23, 2016

City Expands Recycling Program and Changes Bulky Waste Service Day

Sugar Land, TX - The City’s curbside residential recycling program is expanding to include textile and bulk cardboard. Both programs will be provided at no cost and will begin the week of March 28.

Textiles include clothing, shoes, purses, blankets, pillows, curtains, hats and more. It is estimated that 85 percent of clothing ends up in landfills with only 15 percent being recycled or donated.

The City encourages residents to donate reusable items to local charitable organizations. This textile recycling program will target unusable textiles that can’t be donated to charitable organizations and end up in landfills. The service will be provided once a week on resident’s current recycle day. Residents will receive detailed program information in the mail in March.

The City’s residential solid waste and recycling program will now include:

  • regular twice-a-week collection of garbage;
  • once-a-week collection of recycling;
  • textile recycling and green waste; and
  • once-a-month collection of bulky waste.

Also effective March 28, residents bulky waste service day will change to Monday of their designated week.

The City also provides on-call collection services for household hazardous waste. A bulk cardboard recycling program will be added to the on call services effective March 28. This program provides a recycling option for cardboard that is too large to fit in the residential recycling carts. Residents should contact Republic Services at (713) 726-7307 to request a pickup of either household hazardous waste or bulk cardboard.

Through the current program, residents have diverted more than 36 percent of waste from landfills. The City’ goal is to reach 40 percent diversion. For more information about the expanded programs or bulky waste service day change, visit call 281-275-2450.

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