Ashford Hollow has automated recycling which utilizes a 96 gallon green cart that is rolled out to the curb on collection day. Recycling is collected on a bi-weekly "Monday" schedule.
To view the calendar and download a copy, click here. The file is large so may take some time to download depending on your internet connection speed. Ashford Hollow is on the "Schedule A" week. City holidays are marked with a circle. If there is a city holiday, our normal Monday recycle collection will be moved to Tuesday. We are the "yellow" schedule: You can also find the recycle days marked on the website calendar with the link on the "Calendar" tab to the left.
Recycling must be put inside the city-provided container which should be placed at the curb between 6 pm Sunday and 7 am Monday on the regularly scheduled collection day. Please place the cart at the curb with the handle facing your house.
The container must be accessible to the collection truck and not blocked by obstacles, including parked cars, mailboxes and trees. Drivers will not move improperly placed containers.
Containers must be removed from the curb line and/or public view by 10 pm on the day of collection and stored in a secure location.
What items can go in the cart?
A list of the items that can go in the cart is printed on the cart lid for your convenience. This new service will allow you to recycle glass, which was not previously collected curbside.
What about used motor oil?
Used oil will be collected; however, it must be placed outside the recycling cart in a screw top, non-chemical container. The container can be one gallon maximum. Due to the limited space on the collection vehicle, please limit your quantities to no more than three containers per household.
What items cannot go in the cart?
Effective March 2016: Glass items will no longer be collected in the green curbside recycling bins. However, glass can be dropped off at a City of Houston recycling collection center. To learn more, click on this link.
Please remember this is NOT a trash can. No garbage, yard trimmings, trash, food or hazardous waste should be placed in the cart. No plastic bags, meat trays, pizza boxes, styrofoam or broken glass can be accepted because of contamination. Only those items indicated on the cart lid are acceptable.
Why can’t I place plastic bags in the cart for collection?
Plastic bags jam the automated machinery at the processing facility. Residents can take their plastic bags to some grocery stores or other local stores and place them in their containers for recycling. The Westpark Consumer Recycling Center located at 5900 Westpark also accepts clean, litter free plastic grocery and film bags.
Source: SWM The Trash Facts, 2011.
Important Announcement from the City of Houston (March 2016):
Recycling to Continue but Glass no Longer Accepted
Effective March 28, 2016, the City of Houston and Waste Management have reached tentative agreement on a new 2-year contract that will allow the city to continue offering recycling services without any disruption. The only change in service that Houstonians will notice is the elimination of glass from the list of items that are acceptable for placement in the green curbside single-stream recycling bins. Glass, currently has no value on the commodities market, breaks down during collection and transportation and is unduly destructive to the processing equipment.
Residents will still have the option of dropping off glass for recycling at the City's neighborhood depositories.
In announcing the tentative agreement, Mayor Sylvester Turner thanked Waste Management and Houstonians for being willing to engage in shared sacrifice during a time of fiscal challenges. "This agreement makes good economic sense for the city and for Waste Management," said Turner. "We want to reaffirm our commitment to recycling but we don't want the city tied down to a long-term contract that we cannot afford."
The new arrangement, which City Council will consider on March 23, offers $2 million in savings over other options that had been on the table.
The City's 6 Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers are located at:
- 2240 Central Street 77017
More information on the hours of operation and the materials that are accepted at the Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers is available athttp://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/depositories.html
Watch Mayor Turner & Waste Management's Press Conference for more information about this agreement and answers to questions about why we can no longer collect glass in the bins: https://youtu.be/Px4DpF6OcDE