Heavy Trash Collection

Definition


Heavy trash is different from household garbage. Household garbage contains food waste which deteriorate and must be disposed of, according to State regulations, differently than heavy trash. Heavy trash includes:
  • Any items not classified as household garbage
  • Brush and yard wastes
  • Building debris
  • Discarded appliances
  • Tires

Schedule


For the period of January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, please view the map (PDF) to find the zone you are in and view the schedule (PDF) to find out your heavy trash dates. Heavy Trash schedules are distributed each year during the Plastics Garbage Bag distribution. Also, the heavy trash schedule for each zone is printed in the Annual La Porte Community Calendar.

Storm Debris Information


As of December 1, 2015, the City of La Porte has returned to the normal heavy trash pickup schedule and will no longer pick up storm-related debris. Information on heavy trash pickup can be found at http://laportetx.gov/416/Heavy-Trash-Collection.

The following list are companies that can provide debris removal services from private property:

Robin Gribble
Municipal and Commercial Sales
WCA
Waste Corporation of Texas
832-523-8217
WCA-Texasmunicipalities@wcamerica.com
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Steve Cannon
Sprint Waste
Corporate Sales Manager
Cell: 281-638-2608|Office: 281-491-7775|Fax: 281-690-5097
Email:  scannon@sprintwaste.com
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Waste Management Roll Offs
1-800-772-8653
Customer Services
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Steve Carroll
Republic Services
713-948-7600
713-539-3782

Collection Guidelines


Amount of Pickup


The city will not collect piles larger than 10 cubic yards. This is a pile approximately 6 feet wide by 6 feet high by 8 feet long. If a pile is larger than this, the city will collect only 10 cubic yards. The remainder will be left uncollected. Excess trash not collected could place you in violation of the City Ordinance concerning early put out of trash for collection. To avoid this:
  • Put out no more than 10 cubic yards
  • Remove any excess and place out on next scheduled collection day
  • Contact City’s contractor for removal at your expense

Where to Place Trash


All trash should be placed behind the curb, not in the street. Trash should always be in front of your property. Trash should be not placed in the street right-of-way, across the street, or in front of someone else's property. The trash should not be placed too close to fences, mailboxes, under low hanging electrical wires, or low hanging limbs. This could result in the trash not being collected.

Trash should be placed for collection by 7 a.m. of the first scheduled collection day and no earlier than 5 days prior to scheduled date.

What Isn't Accepted


The city will not collect rocks, bricks, dirt, ashes, paint, and hazardous materials.

Trash Collection Tips


  • Place brush and yard waste separate from appliances, furniture and other household materials
  • The city is divided into 5 zones for heavy trash collection
  • Trash will be collected on 1 of the 2 scheduled days
  • Trucks will pass your residence only once in the 2-day period
  • Trucks will not return to an area once completed
  • Small items should be placed in bags or boxes to prevent scattering by the wind
  • Refrigerators or freezers should be empty and have the doors removed or tied shut for the safety of neighborhood children
  • Vehicles parked in front of trash could prevent collection
  • Items which may not identifiable as trash should be clearly marked trash (example - Basketball Goal)