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Posted on: October 12, 2020

City of La Marque 2020-2021 Trash & Recycling Schedule

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?Since October 2, 2017, the City of La Marque has been offering twice-a-week pick up for trash, once-a-week pick up for bulk, and every-other-week pick up for recycling provided by Waste Management.

Since October 2, 2017, the City of La Marque has been offering twice-a-week pick up for trash, once-a-week pick up for bulk, and every-other-week pick up for recycling provided by Waste Management. Trash collection maps are available here, or you can search by your address.


2020-2021 SCHEDULE

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La Marque 2020-2021 Trash and Recycling Schedule


MISSED COLLECTION

Despite Waste Management's best efforts, they occasionally miss scheduled collections. If they do, please call 800-800-5804 as soon as you can. We'll try to return on the same day to pick up your waste or recycling. If our driver has already left your area, we'll pick up what we missed the following day.


CURBSIDE TIMING

To ensure collection, carts must be at the curb no later than 7:00 AM on the scheduled collection day. You may set carts out after 5:00 PM on the day prior to scheduled collection. Carts must be removed by 12:00 PM the day following collection. *Note: Collections may not occur at the same time of day each week.


CART PLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Trash goes in the green cart with the green lid.
  • Recyclables go in the green cart with the yellow lid.
  • Do not overfill carts. Lids must close securely.
  • Place carts five feet from obstructions, such as vehicles or mailboxes, and within one foot from the curb or fence.
  • Place carts four feet apart with the handles facing your home or fence.
  • Do not obstruct the collection of carts or bulk items by parking vehicles in the vicinity.


BULK ITEMS AND BRUSH

Bulk collection will be at the curb, once-a-week, with a limit of 5 cu. yd. Please see bulk/brush collection map for details. An additional collection of bulk waste exceeding 5 cu. yd. can be scheduled 24-hours before the scheduled collection day for a fee. To schedule a collection of extra bulk waste, please call Waste Management 800-800-5804. Read more about Bulk Trash Pickup.

Bulk Waste

  • Carpeting (cut into 4 foot bundles)
  • Household furniture
  • Appliances with CFCs removed

Not Bulk Waste

  • Appliances containing CFCs
  • Batteries
  • Concrete, brick, asphalt, and roofing
  • Construction debris from a contractor
  • Gasoline
  • Items heavier than 200 pounds
  • Paint
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Tires
  • Vehicles and parts


RECYCLING

Waste Management helped pioneer a process that lets you put all your clean recyclables into a single receptacle—no need to sort recyclables! Just roll your recycling bin to the curb. If you recycle an aluminum can today, it could be back at the store as a new one in 60 days. 

  • Recyclables go in the green cart with the yellow lid.
  • Only place acceptable recyclables shown below in your recycling cart - no sorting needed.
  • Containers should be rinsed and free of food and liquid.
  • Do not put recyclables in plastic bags.

DO recycle CLEAN:

  • Recyclable plastic containers
  • Steel/tin/aluminum items
  • Newspapers with no plastic wrap
  • Junk mail
  • Catalogs
  • Phone books
  • Magazines without wrappers
  • Flattened cereal/snack boxes and cardboard

DO NOT Include:

  • Loose plastic bags or package wrap
  • Broken/sharp glass
  • Ceramic materials
  • Cloth/clothing
  • Food/yard waste
  • Hazardous items
  • Shredded paper
  • Scrap metal
  • Nonrecyclable plastics
  • Liquids
  • Frozen food containers


SPECIAL PORCH COLLECTION

Waste Management's At Your Door Special Collection provides residents with front-porch service to collect the difficult, sometimes hazardous, and hard-to-recycle items that almost every household accumulates. Waste Management will collect the pesticides, household chemicals, sharps, electronic waste, batteries, fluorescent lamps, automotive waste products (including oil), paints, thinners, and dozens of other items that don't belong with your recyclables or regular curbside waste pickup. To schedule a pickup or for information, please contact Waste Management at 800-449-7587, e-mail At Your Door, or visit the At Your Door website.


NEW CUSTOMERS

Each resident will receive a 96-gallon green cart with a green lid for items considered trash, and a 96-gallon green cart with a yellow lid for items considered recycling. The carts can hold up to 175 pounds, enabling residents of La Marque to keep their streets and neighborhoods clean. Additional carts may be ordered from the City of La Marque and the rate will be added to your city utility bill. Waste Management developed a web page just for new customers. Check it out.


City of La Marque Utility Billing Department 

The Utility Billing Department provides billing services for water, sewer, garbage and contributions for Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission and Parks Board. Utility Billing staff provides customer service for the citizens of La Marque. The department is also responsible for billing and collection of the sanitation service provided by Waste Management. The Utility Billing department establishes new service accounts, receives deposits, obtains and processes bank draft applications and collects on accounts. For more trash and recycling resources, visit trash.cityoflamarque.org, email ub@cityoflamarque.org or call 409-938-9209.