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Aerosol Cans


Aerosol cans are not accepted for curbside recycling, please put them in the garbage. Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of partially-filled aerosol cans.

All Purpose Cleaners


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of partially-filled containers. Empty and clean bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the curbside recycling program.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in the garbage for collection.

Aluminum Cans


You can recycle aluminum cans in the curbside recycling program.

Aluminum Foil & Other Aluminum Products


You can recycle aluminum foil, plates, trays and disposable cooking ware in the curbside recycling program as long as it is clean and clear of food products. Otherwise, please put it in the garbage.

Animal Waste


Please seal animal waste in a plastic bag before putting it in the garbage.

Antifreeze


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of antifreeze. Do not mix it with other automotive products and avoid having to dispose of antifreeze by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in the garbage for collection.

Appliances


Appliances containing refrigerants (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units) must have the Freon removed prior to being collected curbside. A licensed professional must tag the appliance stating it is free of refrigerants. Appliances are collected once a month on the bulky waste day.

Residents also have the option of taking uncertified appliances to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center. Appliance stores also typically will take old appliances with the purchase of new ones.

Ashes


Allow ashes to cool and then seal them in a plastic bag before putting them in the garbage.

Auto Body Parts


Automotive parts are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact a junk yard or a metal recycler to dispose of an auto body part.

Automotive Fluids


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of automotive fluids. Do not mix the fluids together and avoid having to dispose of automotive fluids by buying only what you need. Motor oil and some filters may be recycled at local automotive repair shops or parts stores.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in the garbage.

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Bags - Paper


Residents can recycle paper bags in your curbside recycling cart, except for gift bags. Gift bags have a waxy coating that makes them difficult to recycle. Please reuse them for another gift or place them in your garbage cart.

Bags - Plastic


Grocery plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, plastic food bags, or plastic newspaper sleeves cannot be placed in your curbside recycling cart. Many retail grocers recycle plastic bags.

Bathroom Cleaners


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of partially-filled containers. Empty and clean bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Batteries


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of batteries. Common non-rechargeable household batteries can be disposed of in your garbage cart.

Car batteries can also be taken back to stores that sell them. There is often a fee for this service. A metal recycler may also accept car batteries.

Bleach Bottles


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of partially-filled containers. Empty and clean bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Boats


Boats are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact a junk yard or search for Donation options to dispose of an old boat.

Boxes


See Moving Boxes.

Boxboard


You can recycle boxboard, the paper used to make cereal boxes, soda cartons, shoe boxes and similar boxes. Please break down the boxes and place these items in your curbside recycling cart.

Brake Fluid


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of brake fluid.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Branches


Green waste, such as shrubs, grass clippings and tree limbs, are collected once a week and recycled into mulch and compost. Limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length. It is helpful, but not required, to tie or bundle limbs. Stumps and large limbs that are not cut into firewood size pieces (2 feet by 6 inch) will not be collected. Residents should arrange items in piles 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet which are easily handled by one person.

Bricks


Bricks are not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Bug Spray


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of bug spray. Empty containers cannot be recycled and should be put in the garbage cart.

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Car Batteries


Car batteries can be taken back to stores that sell them. There is often a fee for this service. A metal recycler may also accept car batteries.

Cardboard


Cardboard can be recycled in your recycle cart. Please flatten the cardboard prior to placing in the cart.

Pizza boxes cannot be recycled due to food and grease contamination. You can tear the top of the box off to recycle it but the bottom must be thrown away. If the entire box is grease-free, the whole box can be recycled.

Cards


Greeting cards and brightly colored envelopes can be recycled; place them in your recycle cart.

Carpeting


Residents can set carpeting out during their bulky item collection. Carpeting must be cut in 4 foot strips for pickup, and cannot weigh over 50 pounds. Another option is to have the carpet installer dispose of your old carpet. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Catalogs


Catalogs can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Cell Phones


Cell phones should not be disposed of in your garbage cart because they may contain hazardous materials. All manufacturers, authorized dealers, and service providers have recycling programs in place. You can also refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal.


Cereal Boxes


Cereal boxes and other boxboard can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart. Please flatten or cut down the boxboard to fit in the cart.

Christmas Trees


Residents can place Christmas trees out for collection on regular weekly green waste collection days.

Ornaments, tinsel, lights, trimmings, metal tree stands and plastic tree sacks must be removed. Christmas trees should not be disposed of in City parks. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of on your bulky waste collection day.

Cinder Blocks


Cinder blocks are not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Cleaning Products


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of partially-filled containers. Empty and clean bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Coat Hangers


Metal coat hangers cannot be recycled, please place them in your garbage cart or take them to a dry cleaners for reuse. Plastic coat hangers can be recycled in your recycling cart.

Computer Paper


Computer paper can be recycled in your curbside recycling cart.

Computers


Computers should not be put in the garbage cart; this method has detrimental effects on the environment. State law requires computer manufacturers to offer Texas consumers a convenient and free recycling program for the devices listed below. For more information, please visit TexasRecyclesComputers.org.
  • Desktop and laptop computers
  • Monitors / display devices without a tuner
  • Keyboard and mouse
The Fort Bend County Recycling Center and many local electronic retailers also provide recycling options for computers and peripheral equipment.

Concrete

Concrete is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Confidential / Sensitive Documents


Sensitive paper documents may be shredded (secured in a paper bag) and then placed in your recycle cart.

Construction Debris


Construction debris is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services at 713-726-7307 for disposal options or you may dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Cooking Oil


Used liquefied cooking oils are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center located at:

101A Gillingham Lane
Sugar Land, TX 77478

All customers must check-in prior to utilizing the drop-off facility.

City residents may dispose of up to 10 gallons of liquid cooking oil per day at no charge. The cooking oil recycling center is for residential customers only and includes only liquid cooking grade fats, oils and grease, not petroleum products. Small quantities of cooking oil can be can be mixed with kitty litter, doubled-bagged, and then placed in your garbage. You can also seal small quantities in a coffee can or similar container and place it in your garbage cart.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection. Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of partially-filled containers.

Cooking Oil Bottles


Empty and clean bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of CFLs. Local hardware retailers also allow customers to bring in any expired, unbroken CFL bulbs.

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Degreasers


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of degreasers. Avoid having to dispose of degreasers by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage cart for collection.

Diapers


Diapers cannot be recycled. Please seal them in a plastic bag and place them in your garbage cart.

Dirt


Dirt is not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Disposable Dishes & Food Containers


Disposable dishes, and food containers are recyclable if they are free of food residue and made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic. Place them in your curbside recycling cart.

Disposable dishes and containers made of paper or other materials are not recyclable, please dispose of in your garbage.

Doors


Residents can set wooden and metal doors out on their bulky waste collection day, donate to charitable organization or thrift store, or dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Drugs (Prescription Drugs)


Residents can dispose of unused or expired medication by purchasing a postage-paid envelope from local pharmacies or holding the medication until the next Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collection event.

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Electronics


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of electronics. For other disposal options, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Certified Electronics Recyclers website.

Envelopes


Envelopes can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart.

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Facial Tissue


Facial tissue cannot be recycled. Please put it in your garbage.

Fax Paper


Residents can recycle fax paper in your curbside recycle cart.

Fencing


Fence posts can be placed curbside for collection on your bulky waste day if they are free of nails, less than 4 feet in length and cement free.

Fertilizers


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of fertilizers. Avoid having to dispose of fertilizers by buying only what you need. Empty containers should be put in the garbage.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Fire Extinguishers


Residents can take fire extinguishers to FireTron, Inc. located at
10101 Stafford Center Drive
Stafford, TX 77477

Please call FireTron at 281-499-1500 for hours of operation. Disposal fee may apply.

Flammable Liquids


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of flammable liquids. Most empty containers should be put in the garbage. Avoid having to dispose of flammable liquids by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of fluorescent light bulbs. Local hardware retailers may also accept fluorescent light bulbs.

Food Containers


See Disposal Dishes & Food Containers

Furniture


The city encourages residents to donate furniture in good condition to a charitable organization or thrift store. If it is unable to be donated, furniture can be disposed of on your bulky waste day.

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Gasoline


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of gasoline. Do not mix it with other automotive products. Avoid having to dispose of gasoline by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Glass


Glass bottles and jars (all colors) can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart. All other types of glass, including broken glass, drinking glasses, ceramics, etc. should be put in your garbage cart.

Grass Clippings


Grass clippings can be recycled on your green waste collection day, which is provided once a week. The city also encourages residents to participate in grasscycling. Grasscycling allows grass clippings to remain on the yard after mowing; they can act as a slow-release fertilizer to your lawn while helping to retain moisture in the soil. This reduces the need for watering and can eliminate the need for fertilizer.

Grocery Bags


See Bags - Paper or Bags - Plastic.

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Hazardous Waste


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of hazardous waste.

Businesses should contact Republic Services at 713-726-7307 for disposal options or consult a private hazardous waste disposal company.

Herbicides


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of herbicides. Empty containers should be put in the garbage. Avoid having to dispose of herbicides by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

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Insecticides


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of insecticides. Empty containers should be put in the garbage. Avoid having to dispose of insecticides by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Insulation


Insulation is not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

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Juice Bottles


Empty and clean bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Juice Boxes


Juice boxes with a plastic spout should be placed in the garbage cart. Juice boxes without a plastic spout can be placed in the recycle cart, as long as it is empty, clean and dry.

Junk Mail


Junk mail can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart. Product samples cannot be recycled, please put these in your garbage.

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Kitty Litter


Please seal kitty litter in a plastic bag before putting it in your garbage.

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Laundry Detergent Bottles


Empty and clean detergent bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Laundry Detergent Boxes


Empty and clean laundry detergent boxes can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart.

Lawn Mowers


Residents can set lawn mowers out for collection on their bulky waste day. All gas, oil, or fuel must be removed before placing at the curb.

You may also be able to donate your lawn mower if it's in good condition to a charitable organization or thrift store. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Leaves


Residents can recycle leaves by setting them out in a reusable container or bags on their green waste collection day.

It is against city ordinance to rake, sweep or blow leaves onto the street. Debris blown onto the street can clog storm drains and increase the risk of floods. Leaves can also be composted in your backyard with vegetable scraps to make an effective soil conditioner.

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Magazine


Magazines can be recycled in your curbside recycle cart. You may also be able to donate your magazines to local hospitals or doctor's offices.

Margarine Tubs


Clean margarine tubs or similar containers made of #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Mattresses


Mattresses and box springs will be collected on your bulky waste day or can be taken to a local landfill for a fee.

Medical Waste


Pharmacies, medication suppliers, local hospitals and doctor’s offices often provide disposal options for medical waste such as syringes, needles, or sharps. These items should never be placed loosely in the garbage cart or in your recycle cart.

Medications


Residents can dispose of unused or expired medication by purchasing a postage-paid envelope from local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Kroger or holding the medication until the next DEA collection event. Controlled substances are excluded from the program.

Microwaves


Residents can place microwaves in the garbage cart for collection. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee. If your microwave is in good condition, you may also be able to Donate it to a charitable organization or thrift store.

Residents also have the option of taking appliances to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center located in Rosenberg. Appliance stores also typically will take old appliances with the purchase of new ones.

Milk Jugs


Milk jugs can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Mirrors


Mirrors are not accepted for curbside recycling or at the recycling centers. Please box mirrors or wrap them in several layers of newspaper and label the package "Glass." Place the package in your garbage cart.

Mortar


Mortar is not accepted for curbside pickup. You may be able to dispose of this item at a local landfill for a fee.

Motor Oil


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of motor oil. Do not mix motor oil with other automotive fluids and avoid having to dispose of oil by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Motor Oil Bottles


Motor oil bottles cannot be recycled curbside no matter what type of plastic they are made from. Please put empty bottles in your garbage.

Motorcycles


Automotive parts or any item with a title of ownership are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact a junk yard to dispose of a motorcycle.

You may also be able to Donate your motorcycle if it's in good condition to a charitable organization or thrift store.

Moving Boxes


Flatten corrugated cardboard can be recycled in your recycle cart.

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Needles


Needles should be placed in a sturdy plastic container with a tight fitting lid such as, a laundry detergent bottle. The bottle then needs to be taped shut and labeled syringes, sharps, or needles. The bottle can then be placed in your garbage cart. Do not put this container in your recycle cart.

Newspapers


Newspapers including inserts can be recycled in your recycle cart.

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Office Paper


Office paper can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Oil Filters


Residents may take household quantities of oil filters to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for safe disposal. Some of the automotive shops that accept motor oil for recycling, may also accept oil filters for a small fee. Call ahead of time to find out whether the shop takes oil filters and what the charge is.

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Paint


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of paint. Avoid having to dispose of paint by buying only what you need. 

Paint Cans


Remove the lids from empty latex paint cans and allow any residue to dry. Afterwards you can put the can and lid in your garbage cart. Do not put paint cans or lids in your recycle cart.

Paint Thinner


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of paint thinner. Avoid having to dispose of paint thinner by buying only what you need.

Pallets


Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Paper


Paper including newspapers, magazines, catalogs, home office paper, colored paper, pamphlets, brochures, greeting cards, wrapping paper, envelopes and junk mail can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Tissue, facial or toilet tissue, paper towels or napkins, or any wet or food-stained paper cannot be recycled.

Paper Bags


See Bags - Paper.

Paperboard


Paperboard or boxboard, the paper used to make cereal boxes, soda cartons, shoe boxes, and similar boxes can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Pesticides


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of pesticides. Empty containers cannot be recycled and should be put in your trash. Avoid having to dispose of pesticides by buying only what you need.

Phone Books


Phone books can be recycled in your recycle cart.

Photographic Chemicals


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of household quantities of photographic chemicals.

Pizza Boxes


Residents cannot recycle pizza boxes due to food and grease contamination. If the entire box is grease-free, the whole box can be recycled. If areas are soiled, you can remove the soiled areas and recycle the clean sections.

Plastic


Plastic containers made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart. (Recycling numbers are usually located on the bottom or the side of an item.)

If the bottle contained motor oil, pesticides, herbicides, adhesives, paints, or solvents; it cannot be recycled no matter what type of plastic it was made from.

Plastic Bags


See Bags - Plastic.

Plastic Bottles


Empty bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Plastic Utensils


Plastic utensils should be placed in the garbage cart.

Plastic Wrap


Residents cannot recycle plastic wrap at the curb; please put it in your garbage.

Pool Chemicals


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of household quantities of pool chemicals. Avoid having to dispose of pool chemicals by buying only what you need. Never put pool chemicals in your trash. Many pool chemicals give off fumes that can be harmful to collection workers.

Posters


Residents can recycle posters in the recycle cart.

"Post-it" Notes


Residents can recycle "Post-it" notes in the recycle cart.

Prescription Drugs


Residents can dispose of unused or expired medication by purchasing a postage-paid envelope from local pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens and Kroger or holding the medication until the next DEA collection event. Controlled substances are excluded from the program..

Product Samples


Residents cannot recycle product samples at the curb. Please put them in your garbage.

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Refrigerators & Freezers


Appliances containing refrigerants (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units) must have the Freon removed prior to being collected curbside. Appliances are collected once a month on the bulky waste day. A licensed professional must tag the appliance stating it is free of refrigerants.

Residents also have the option of taking uncertified appliances to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center located in Rosenberg.  Appliance stores also typically will take old appliances with the purchase of new ones.

Remodeling Debris


Remodeling / construction debris is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Roach / Ant Bait & Powder


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of household quantities of roach and ant bait, and other pesticides. Avoid having to dispose of roach and ant bait and powders by buying only what you need.

Rocks


Rocks are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee

Roofing


Roofing materials are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

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Sand


Sand is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Never put anything into a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Sandwich Bags


Residents cannot recycle sandwich bags at the curb. Please put these in your garbage.

Sawdust


Please seal sawdust in a plastic bag before putting it in the garbage. This will help prevent employee injuries or litter problems.

Scrap Metal


Scrap metal is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services or a scrap metal recycler for recycling options.

Shampoo Bottles


Shampoo bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Sheet Rock


Sheet rock is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Shingles


Shingles are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Shoe Boxes


Shoe boxes can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Siding


Siding is not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Small Branches


Bulky items, such as shrubs, clippings and tree limbs, are considered heavy trash and will be collected on either collection day. Limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 foot in length. It is helpful, but not required, to tie or bundle limbs. Stumps and large limbs that are not cut into firewood size pieces will not be collected.

Smoke Detectors


Smoke detectors can be disposed of in your garbage. An alternative disposal option is to mail the smoke detector back to the manufacturer for disposal. The manufacturer may charge a fee for this service.

Soap Bottles


Soap bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic, can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Solvents


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of household quantities of solvents. Avoid having to dispose of solvents by buying only what you need. Empty solvent containers should be put in the garbage.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your trash for collection.

Stone


Stones are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal/recycling options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Styrofoam


Styrofoam cannot be recycled at the curb or in the recycle cart. Residents can take household quantities of styrofoam to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center. Please contact their office directly before bringing items for disposal, as hours and accepted material may change. You may also be able to donate styrofoam peanuts to a local packing and shipping store for reuse. If you dispose of styrofoam peanuts in your garbage cart, please seal them in a plastic bag to prevent them from spilling onto the street during collection.

Syringes


Syringes should be placed in a sturdy plastic container with a tight fitting lid such as a laundry detergent bottle. The bottle then needs to be taped shut and labeled syringes, sharps, or needles. The bottle can then be placed in the garbage. Do not put this container in your recycle cart.

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Televisions (TVs)


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of TVs. TVs can also be recycled at various local electronic store establishments or donated to local charities.

Tiles


Tiles are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please contact Republic Services for disposal options or dispose of the material at a local landfill for a fee.

Tin Cans


Tin cans can be recycled in the recycle cart.

Tires


Tires can be dropped in the tire recycling enclosure located at the City of Sugar Land Public Works Department between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at:
111 Gillingham Lane
Sugar Land, TX 77487

Passenger tires only. Rims must be removed. A maximum of 4 per tires per week. You can also take tires to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center.

Tissue paper


Residents cannot recycle tissue paper at the curb. Please put this material in your garbage.

Toilets

Toilets can be disposed of on your bulky waste day. For safety reasons, the tank and bowl must be detached for pickup. If they are in good condition, you may be able to donate them

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Toilet tissue


Residents cannot recycle toilet or facial tissue at the curb. Please put these materials in your garbage.

Toys


Residents cannot recycle toys at the curb. If they are in good condition you may be able to donate them to a charitable organization or thrift store. Otherwise, please put them in your garbage.

Trailers


Trailers or any item with a title of ownership are not accepted for curbside pickup. Please consult a junk yard about disposal options.

Transmission fluid


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of household quantities of transmission fluid. Do not mix it with other automotive products and avoid having to dispose of transmission fluid by buying only what you need. Some automotive stores or garages may take this item for you.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your garbage for collection.

Trees, Downed


  • On the Right of Way: Please report Downed trees that are blocking the street or public right of way to the Public Works Department at 281-275-2450.
  • On Electrical Wires: Please report Downed trees that are on electrical wires to Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222.
Individual property owners are responsible for taking care of trees that are downed on their own property. Options include cutting it up and including it with your weekly green waste collection, hauling it a local landfill for a fee, or hiring a contractor to clear the tree for you. Green waste, such as shrubs, grass clippings and tree limbs, are collected once a week and are recycled into mulch or compost at a composting facility. Limbs must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length. It is helpful, but not required, to tie or bundle limbs. Stumps and large limbs that are not cut into firewood size pieces (2 feet by 6 inches) will not be collected. Residents are limited to a maximum of 15 cubic yards per collection arranged in piles 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet easily handled by one person.

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Utensils


Large utensils made of #1 - 5 and 7 plastics can be recycled in the curbside recycling program. Utensils made of other materials cannot be recycled - please dispose of them in your garbage.

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Vacuum Cleaner Dust


Please seal vacuum cleaner dust and bags in a plastic bag before putting it in your garbage. This will help prevent employee injuries and litter.

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Water Bottles


Residents can recycle water bottles made from #1 - 5 and #7 plastic in the curbside recycling program.

Weed Killer


Refer to the Fort Bend County Recycling Center for disposal of household quantities of weed killer. Empty containers should be put in the trash. They are not recyclable. Avoid having to dispose of weed killer by buying only what you need.

Never put anything down a storm drain. If you have usable leftover items, share them with family or neighbors. Used oil, old paint, and other household chemicals may not be placed in your trash for collection.

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Yogurt Containers


Yogurt containers and other rigid plastics #1 - 5 and 7, can be recycled in the recycle cart after rinsing out any food residue.

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Ziploc Bags


Ziploc Bags cannot be recycled at the curb. Please put these in your trash.

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