Garbage Service

Garbage Container Choices

Pasadena residents have several options when disposing of their household waste for curbside pickup:

  • City of Pasadena brown garbage bags are available for purchase ($20 per bundle) at the Sanitation Department – 120 N. Pasadena Blvd. Hours: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • City-issued plastic rolling bin. Call 713-475-5555 if you would like to request one free of charge.
  • Purchase your own large plastic garbage bags such as Hefty, Glad, Ruffy, etc.

City-issued rolling bins are optional and free of charge by request 713-475-5555.

City-issued paper bags may be purchased by check, cash or credit card (service charge applied for credit or debit card purchases).

The Sanitation Department collects garbage twice a week. For more information or to find out your scheduled pickup by address, please call: 713-475-7884.

Fees

Garbage service fees are also included in the water deposit and monthly water bills. Contact the sanitation division of the Public Works department for more information at 713-475-7884. 

Resident Use of Landfill

Pasadena residents are permitted to dispose of limited amounts of refuse in the city landfill each month. Residents are allowed to dump one 2-cubic yard load (approximately a half ton pickup load) of residential refuse at the municipal dump at:

550 Old Genoa-Red Bluff Road
Houston, TX 77034

The total amount of refuse must not exceed the height to the top of the truck frame and the refuse must be covered with a tarp. Should the amount of refuse exceed 2-cubic yards, the minimum charge may vary but starts at $37.94.

Disposal Requirements

In order to dispose of your refuse without cost, you must have a valid Texas driver’s license and a current original Pasadena water bill with matching water bill address that reflects your driver's license information with you at the time you are dropping off the refuse. No copies will be accepted. Commercial refuse is not permitted under this rule and any refuse that is not covered with a tarp will incur a $10 surcharge. This privilege expires 20 days from water bill due date.

Please note you must have a hard hat and safety vest to access the landfill; these are OSHA regulations. If you do not bring these items with you, you may purchase them at the landfill. Hard hats are sold for $15.94 each and safety vests are sold for $5.31 each. They do not rent or loan them out due to health reasons.

Hours of Operation

Landfill hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday 
    • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Hand Unloads
    • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Roll Offs, Pull Offs, Dumpsters
  • Saturday 
    • 7 to 11 a.m. - Hand Unloads
    • 7 a.m. to Noon - Roll Offs, Pull Offs, Dumpsters

You may call 281-464-9797 for further information.