Garbage Collection

Summary


Briarmeadow's Trash and Recycling provider is Eco Waste & Recycling.  

Pickup days are now Monday (regular trash only) and Thursday (recycling and heavy trash).


We take great pride in our neat, uncluttered community appearance.  For many years, the 684 homes in the Briarmeadow subdivision have elected to utilize private, backdoor garbage collection. Back door collection is provided two (2) times per week on Monday and Thursday and does not require or limit the homeowner to a specific garbage container type or size. Each homeowner must supply their garbage containers. Recycling containers can be purchased from the HOA for $12/ea. Holidays are New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If a holiday falls on a collection date, there will be no pickup until the next regularly scheduled day.


Garbage cans are emptied at the back door for normal trash from inside the house. You must put grass clippings trash in plastic bags and place at the curb no sooner than 24 hours before pickup is scheduled. Heavy materials, tree limbs and shrubbery, cut and tied in 4-ft. bundles, may be placed at curb for Saturday pickups only.


Additional Information

Service Provider

Eco Waste & Recycling (www.ecowasteandrecycling.org) provides our garbage collection service. They provide back door collection for garbage and curbside collection for other items as described below.

 

Missed Pickup:

If a resident fails to place garbage out in time for pick-up, garbage will be picked up on the next scheduled service day. For missed pick-up due to Eco Waste & Recycling crew mistake, pick-up will be made the same day if Eco Waste & Recycling is notified during normal office hours (832.623.6564) and within twenty four (24) hours when notification is made outside of normal office hours.


Customer Service:

If you need assistance, please email garbage@briarmeadow.org with a description of the problem. Alternatively, you may also call Eco Waste & Recycling at 832.623.6564 weekdays 9 AM to 6 PM. Tell them you are in the Briarmeadow subdivision.

 

HEAVY TRASH WASTE COLLECTION - Bulk Waste Items – Once weekly on Thursday

Curbside collection of furniture and appliances (stoves, refrigerators. washer and dryers, flattened cardboard) and other bulky items will be on Thursday. Placement at the curb should be no sooner than 24 hours before pickup is scheduled

 

By Federal Law, refrigerators and freezers or any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed.

 

This pickup excludes hazardous waste, carpet and construction debris, drywall, etc… resulting from remodeling or demolition operations. Such items will not be picked up.

 

YARD AND TREE WASTE

Curbside collection of grass clippings, trees, shrubs and brush trimmings is provided.


You must put grass clippings in plastic bags and place at the curb no sooner than 24 hours before pickup is scheduled. Special “compostable” lawn clipping and leaf bags are not required at this time (although they are recommended).

 

All yard and tree waste must be bundled in lengths no greater than four (4) feet with no branch diameter exceeding three (3) inches. The bundling is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the crushing process.

 

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

For reasons of government restrictions, personnel and community safety and protection of equipment. the following items cannot be collected:

 

Gasoline, motor oil and used oil filters.

Paint and other similar liquids.

Vehicle tires and batteries.

Large pieces of metal such as car fenders or engines.

Debris from construction and remodeling such as carpet. Rocks, bricks. Concrete, dirt, sand, gravel. Roofing materials, lumber, fence boards and large pieces of glass also cannot be collected.

Note : These items may be disposed of by the homeowner by transporting the prohibited items to the City of Houston Westpark Consumer Recycling Center, located at 5900 Westpark. Please limit your load to two 5-gallon and ten 1-gallon paint cans, 5 gallons of used oil and 5 gallons of anti-freeze.

Potentially dangerous materials such as sharp objects, glass, metal and the like should be properly identified and separated from other trash and/or double wrapped to avoid potential injury to the loader. Eco Waste & Recycling will leave a tag explaining the reason for non-collected item(s).


Special Collection:

When a resident needs collection of excess of the normal amounts of residential refuse, yard trimmings or bulk items, if notified in advance, Eco Waste & Recycling will meet with the resident prior to collection day to determine a price. If a resident does not notify Eco Waste & Recycling of such a special pick-up before its scheduled day, then Eco Waste & Recycling will leave a notice for the resident to contact Contractor during normal office hours before the next scheduled pick up day.