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Republic Services will begin providing garbage and recycling collection to Greatwood on December 14, 2020. Beginning December 7, each household will receive a 95-gallon garbage cart and a 65-gallon recycle cart, unless a different size was requested during the cart selection process earlier this year.
If you did not make your selection by June 30, you will receive the standard 95-gallon garbage cart and 65-gallon recycle cart.
Yes, after December 14, 2020, you can change your cart size by contacting Republic Services at 713-726-7307 or the City of Sugar Land at 3-1-1 or 281-275-2900. A one-time cart exchange fee will apply.
No, each household will receive one garbage and one recycle cart at no charge. You can request additional carts by contacting 3-1-1 or 281-275-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A one-time cart delivery fee will apply.
There is an additional monthly service fee for each extra garbage cart; however, there is no additional monthly service fee for extra recycling carts.
Greatwood residents currently receive solid waste collection from Best Trash. This service is based on an existing contract in place prior to Sugar Land’s annexation of Greatwood in 2017. With the expiration of that contract, Republic Services will begin providing collection to Greatwood as Sugar Land’s exclusive service provider.
Greatwood residents will receive a service guide and magnet detailing their collection days in early November. To view your current service schedule, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/732/My-Neighborhood
Greatwood residents will receive the following collection programs after the transition to Republic Services:
Residents will receive a service guide providing full program details with the delivery of their new garbage and recycle carts.
Residents are encouraged to utilize their personal cart for green waste collection.
Best Trash will collect the recycle carts that were issued to Greatwood residents. Please place your Best Trash recycle cart out on your final recycle service day, and leave it at the curb until crews are able to collect it.
The City’s household hazardous waste program will no longer be provided as a service, effective January 1, 2021.
Residents are encouraged to utilize the Fort Bend County Recycle Center, which is a regional center for household hazardous waste and electronics recycling for Fort Bend County residents. Their website provides information regarding accepted materials and applicable fees. In addition, the City will also be sharing information on our website regarding other recycling options within the community.
Please remember to not place these materials in your garbage or recycling carts, as they should be properly disposed. It is also important to note that household hazardous waste material placed at the curb with bulky waste will not be collected.
While Best Trash remains the service provider for Greatwood, residents can report missed collections directly to Best Trash at 281-313-2378 or the City by calling 3-1-1 or 281-275-2900.
Carts should be stored in compliance with your HOA deed restrictions. Ideally, the carts should be stored in your garage or behind fencing or brush. The city ordinance does not require the container be stored out of sight, but does require the cart not block or interfere with a sidewalk.
Please note that Best Trash does not provide garbage carts. Residents should either place bagged garbage into a personal cart or place garbage in a bag at the curb for collection.
Contact Best Trash at 281-313-2378 and notify them of the damaged or missing recycling cart. The recycling cart will be repaired or replaced if it is stolen or damaged beyond repair by any reason other than the customer’s own neglect or misuse.
Items in your personal garbage cart should be bagged to keep the cart clean. If you do not have a personal cart, you can place your garbage in a bag and place it on the curb for collection. Recyclables should be placed directly into the green Best Trash recycling cart without a bag.
A separate collection will be provided for certain large items defined as bulky waste. These items include stoves, refrigerators (Freon removed), furniture, and other large household items that cannot be broken down. Bulky waste does not include construction refuse, demolition refuse, or hazardous wastes. Please limit your bulky waste to 2 large items per collection.
Best Trash does not provide additional recycling carts. For information on requesting an additional recycling cart prior to the transition to Republic Services, please call 3-1-1 or 281-275-2900 or email email@example.com.