Harris County Municipal Utility District 249 has established services through our waste services provider, Best Trash, to help residents to remove large debris and trash from their property quickly.
Using this service, residents can have large items removed from their property as part of their regular trash service on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks, bricks, tile, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any construction materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Best Trash will leave a yellow tag explaining the reason for any uncollected items.
Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that is not visible to Best Trash personnel. If such items result in spillages that cause a stain, Best Trash is not responsible for the cleanup.
Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing (no greater than 4 feet long, no branch exceeding 4 inches in diameter, bundled and tied in bunches of no more than 40 pounds) may be placed to the curb on both collection days by 7:00 a.m. for collection. The bundling is required to allow quick pick up and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the compaction process. Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, weeds, etc.) must be contained in bags (no greater than 40 pounds) and placed to the curb next to the trash can on both collection days by 7:00 a.m. for collection.
Items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses and carpet (up to 1 room, less than four feet wide/bundled and tied/ not exceeding 40 pounds per bundle), will be collected on both collection days. By Federal Law, refrigerators, freezers, and any other items containing Freon must be inspected and drained of Freon by a licensed AC/Cooling Technician and have an accompanying bill/receipt to validate such service was performed. The limit for appliances or furniture is 2 (two) per collection day OR 10 tied bundles of tree trimming or carpet per collection day. If there is more than one room of carpet, please contact Best Trash for a special collection.
An enhanced feature of Best Trash is our special pick-up service for items excluded by the contract. If notified in advance, Best Trash will meet with you prior to your collection day to determine a price to haul away non-contract items. If you do not notify Best Trash of such a special pick-up before your scheduled collection day, we will leave a notice for you to contact Best Trash during office hours to determine a price and arrange a time for the special collection. You may contact Best Trash at 281-313-2378 or email several pictures of your debris to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your address and district name.
Best Trash cannot collect hazardous waste such as wet or oil-based paints, cleaning chemicals or batteries. For information on hazardous waste disposal, please visit Harris County: Hazardous Waste Recycling.
More detailed information regarding Best Trash’s service is available on their website. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions there, please contact their customer service number listed above.
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