Trash & Recycling


Best Trash has been overwhelmed with debris do to the February freeze.  They do not have enough trucks or manpower to handle the volume of debris being put out at the curb for collection.  Therefore until further notice NWHCMUD5 will restrict trash and debris pickup to the amount and type that Best Trash is obligated by contract to collect.  This policy will take place immediately.

There will absolutely be no pickup of construction debris.  Yard waste will be limited to a total of three Bags (50 lbs or less) and/or bundles of tied tree branches four feet long or less.   Yard debris will only be collected on the last pickup day of the week.    Household Trash and Recycle are not affected.

For those NWHCMUD5 residents with large amounts of construction and yard debris we recommend that they contact FEMA.  Harris County was declared a disaster area do to the freeze and help with debris removal should be available.    Disaster Declaration FEMA-4586-DR.    Contact FEMA at 800-621-3362 or at

Currently trash & recycle services will continue as normal.

Please refrain from generating additional heavy trash, such as cleaning garages, closets, extra yard work, etc.  Due to extra volumes, trash is extremely heavy and our routes are running later than normal.  Please be patient as we are doing our best to get all trash collected.


In response to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and in observance of our employee’s safety, we are asking that all waste be placed in plastic bags and tied off to avoid any need for direct contact with the garbage.

Please continue to place your recycling loose in your container. Please break down all boxes and reduce in size as much as possible.  If you exceed the capacity of the container, please bag and place with trash.  However, if anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of any transmissible illness, please place recyclables in plastic bags and dispose of with your regular garbage.

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Residents of Northwest Harris County MUD No. 5

Effective January 2017, BEST TRASH is your trash AND recycling collection provider



Trash collection is MONDAY & THURSDAY
Recycle pickup is MONDAY



Trash collection is TUESDAY & FRIDAY
Recycle pickup is TUESDAY


TRASH: On each regularly scheduled collection day, Best Trash will collect residential refuse located at the curbside in resident supplied cans or bags between 30 to 50 gallons in size, weighing no more than 40lbs each item.  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 materials or items deemed hazardous materials.   Please do not dispose of gasoline, motor oil, paints, cooking oil, or any other liquid items in a container that are not visible to Best Trash personnel.  If such items results in spillage that causes a stain, Best Trash is not responsible for the cleanup.  Best Trash will leave a tag explaining the reason for any non-collected item(s).

YARD & BULK WASTE: Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be no larger than 4 inches in diameter, no more than 4 feet long, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds. The tied bundles is required to allow quick pickup and size limitations are required to avoid damaging the equipment in the compacting process.  Items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpet (up to 1 room of carpet, cut less than 4 feet wide, tied in bundles not exceeding 40 pounds), will be picked up on both garbage collection days.  By Federal Law, refrigerators, freezers, and any other items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill to validate such service was performed.

RECYCLEABLE ITEMS: PAPER (including cardboard), PLASTICS (1-7), ALUMINUM and TIN cans and GLASS (all colors)

Best Trash takes great pride in our recycle program.  Ensuring the best recycle program for our customers takes time and effort on both sides.  Please remove caps, liquids and food products from inside the containers.  If items exceed the bins capacity, please place them adjacent to the bin well marked as recyclable materials.  Cardboard is recyclable, please break down all boxes flat, and place them next to the recycle bin for collection.

RECYCLE BINS: Best Trash will provide each current residence with ONE recycling bin.  Best Trash will replace any bins that are defective or otherwise become unusable due to normal wear and tear.  Lost or stolen bins can be replaced for $15.00 each by calling Best Trash.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: If your regular trash or recycle collection day falls on a holiday (New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day) the collection will be made on the next regularly scheduled collection day.


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