Recycling

City wide Recycling collection is Wednesday. Please place items by the curb by 8:00 AM.

Notice from Waste Management Recycling Division

Recently, the Waste Management Recycling Division visited city hall about new recycling guidelines. Waste Management no longer accepts plastic bags, styrofoam, or anyfood waste. Please sort plastic bags and styrofoam out of your recycles and wash all food waste from containers. Please contact Steve Kenney, Public Works Director with any questions or comments by email or by phone at 713-668-2341.

Waste Management Acceptable Items

Basic Recycling Steps for Southside Place Resident



All recycles must be placed in paper bags (grocery or other paper). Recyclables will be collected rain or shine.


WET paper is collected. Recyclables do not need to be sorted. However, aluminum separation is appreciated.

1: PAPER- Clean paper of all types except waxed containers maybe recycled. This includes newspaper with inserts, all other paper (glossy, non-glossy, envelopes with or without windows, chipboard, paper bags, etc. ) and corrugated cardboard.

All types of paper may be commingled in the same bag. All boxes must be broken down and flattened. Large boxes do not need to be bagged.

2: RIGID CONTAINERS- Colored and clear glass, all plastics, and aluminum/bi-metal cans may be recycled. All types of containers may be commingled in the same bag. All containers should be rinsed, but labels need not be removed.

3. ITEMS NOT PERMITTED - All styrofoam, plastic bags, food waste, and needles.